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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Bill Frisell As Leader: A Beginner's Guide

Read "Bill Frisell As Leader: A Beginner's Guide" reviewed by Ian Patterson


To celebrate the publication of Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer (Faber & Faber, 2022), Irish journalist Philip Watson's definitive biography of the Denver guitarist, All About Jazz presents this beginner's guide to Frisell's discography as leader. Half a dozen other albums could easily have made the list, but these selections attempt primarily to highlight the range of ...

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Article: Top Ten List

Pat Martino Top Ten Albums: More Than Meets The Eye

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Hugely admired by his peers, guitarist Pat Martino never really enjoyed the high profile accorded the likes of John McLaughlin, John Abercrombie, Pat Metheny or John Scofield, though in that esteemed company the Philadelphian guitarist, who passed away in 2021, surely belongs. In a sixty-year career, interrupted for the guts of a decade by ...

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Chris Greco

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  • Selmer Paris Saxophones
  • Gonzalez Reeds
  • Silverstein Works Pro Team


  • Award-winning composer and performer Chris Greco has followed a path in music of discovery and accumulation. He has composed and performed a broad and diverse range of jazz music, classical chamber, and concert hall music. He draws from the music traditions of the past and the present within the worlds of jazz, non-western music, twentieth century music, American popular music, and the classical repertoire.

    As a composer and multi-instrumentalist Greco's development was shaped in Los Angeles

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    Article: Year in Review

    Dan McClenaghan's Best Jazz Recordings of 2021

    Read "Dan McClenaghan's Best Jazz Recordings of 2021" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


    The top jazz recordings of 2021, in the order in which they were encountered... Aki Takase / Christian Weber / Michael Griener Auge Intakt Records The ever mercurial Japanese-born, Berlin-based pianist Aki Takase presents her take on the piano trio. Teaming with bassist Christian Weber and drummer Michael Griener, she ...

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    Article: Top Ten List

    Top Jazz-Rock Fusion Recordings

    Read "Top Jazz-Rock Fusion Recordings" reviewed by Douglas Groothuis


    The emergence of jazz-rock fusion in American music in the late 1960s was controversial. To some, those who played it were traitors to the cause of jazz. Others thought it has saved jazz from extinction. Sometime in the 1960s, rock had eclipsed jazz in popularity in America, and many jazz aficionados were none too happy about ...

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    Article: Top Ten List

    B.B. King: Through the Years

    Read "B.B. King: Through the Years" reviewed by Alan Bryson


    Sixty-six years passed from the time in 1948 when Riley King auditioned for a spot on Sonny Boy Williamson's radio program, until his final performance at the House of Blues on October 3, 2014 in Chicago. His life was a remarkable odyssey from a sharecropper's cabin to the pinnacle of success. We'll never know how many ...

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    Article: Top Ten List

    Filmmaker Joerg Steineck's Top Ten John Scofield Albums

    Read "Filmmaker Joerg Steineck's Top Ten John Scofield Albums" reviewed by Michael Ricci


    In his All About Jazz interview, Berlin-based filmmaker Joerg Steineck discusses the making of his documentary Inside Scofield. As the title suggests, the film takes a look at guitar icon John Scofield's career and life on (and off) the road as a touring jazz musician. After the interview we asked Joerg to identify his favorite “Sco" ...

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    Article: Top Ten List

    Top Ten Horizontal Guitar Players

    Read "Top Ten Horizontal Guitar Players" reviewed by Alan Bryson


    Who could have imagined that a few serendipitous events on a remote Pacific island in the 19th century would fundamentally change American music. In 1832 Hawaii's king brought Mexican cowboys to the Big Island to teach native Hawaiians how to gain control of their rapidly increasing cattle population. As luck would have it, some of these ...

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    Article: Top Ten List

    The Book of Neil (Young): How the Godfather of Grunge Became an Influencer of Jazz

    Read "The Book of Neil (Young): How the Godfather of Grunge Became an Influencer of Jazz" reviewed by Kelley Suttenfield


    As a child of the '70s, Neil Young's music was some of the first I heard played on the radio. Heart of Gold must have been piped into every café, truck stop, and grocery store in Central Virginia, where I spent my formative years. And if you were taking a road trip, scanning the stations meant ...

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    Article: Top Ten List

    The Top Ten Christmas Jazz Albums Of All Time

    Read "The Top Ten Christmas Jazz Albums Of All Time" reviewed by Peter J. Hoetjes


    As temperatures drop and days grow short, Winter is once again upon us. For those looking to listen to the sounds of the season without resorting to December's relentless slew of glossy, generic cash-grabs, jazz can be a breath of fresh, wintry air. You won't find (many) singers on this list, since most people already know ...


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