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Dickerson made a fairly 'big splash' when his first recordings appeared in the early 60s (Down Beat Critics Poll "New Star", 1962), but he's remained an enigmatic figure ever since. His early sides demonstrated a sure grasp of the Hampton/Jackson continuum in blazing through standards, but his original compositions on those dates reflected a spiritual, even mystical flavor that was expanded on in recordings into the early 80s. Dickerson's distinctive melodic and rhythmic approach is complemented by his unique timbre on what is often a cold-sounding and unwieldly instrument - his use of rubber mallets specially-treated to produce a plush and very warm yet crisp sound, immediately recognizable

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Left of Average

Read "Left of Average" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


The Bastards look at four albums taking paths less travelled, approaches rarely attempted, and pianos (in the case of Sun Ra at least) untuned. Three 2021 releases are featured and we go way back to 1966 for a movie tie-in album that went right for jazz fans and terribly wrong the MGM employee writing the liner ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Big April Birthdays & More

Read "Big April Birthdays & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn


April birthdays this week on G&M with the Carmen McRae centennial, along with the 90th birthdays of Herbie Mann, pianist Frank Strazzeri (who toured in the 1970's with Elvis!), Claude Bolling and Richard Davis (the latter 2 still with us); as well as the 80th birthdays of George Adams and the very much alive Herbie Hancock! ...

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Vibe Time

Read "Vibe Time" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


There aren't as many famous vibraphonists in jazz as, say, piano or saxophone players, but the best of the breed are as influential as almost any of the horn blower or key tickler. In this episode, the boys talk about two mallet-masters from the pages of history, and two sponsored by Blue Note in more recent ...

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Take Five with Jimmy Bennington

Read "Take Five with Jimmy Bennington" reviewed by Jimmy Bennington


Meet Jimmy Bennington: Jimmy Bennington was born May 22, 1970 in jny: Columbus, OH. Mentored by late Coltrane drummer Elvin Jones, Bennington celebrates 25 years in the music field in 2015. Jimmy has performed and recorded with many artists including David Haney, Perry Robinson, Julian Priester, Steve Cohn, Ed Schuller, Daniel Carter, Ken Filiano, and ...

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Article: Album Review

Jason Adasiewicz's Sun Rooms: From the Region

Read "From the Region" reviewed by Luca Canini


Ne ha fatta di strada il barbuto Jason Adasiewicz da quando, anno di grazia 2010, il disco d'esordio del trio Sun Rooms gli fruttò l'iscrizione di diritto all'albo dei grandi. Nelle fila dell'Exploding Star Orchestra, nel quintetto Sound Is e nel trio Starlicker di Rob Mazurek, faccia a faccia con Peter Brotzmann, in allegra compagnia nel ...

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Vibes and Bass: Frantelunia

Read "Frantelunia" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Other than vibraphonist Gary Burton's periodic duo collaborations with pianist Chick Corea, bassist Steve Swallow, and guitarist Ralph Towner, it's difficult to think of many examples of the vibraphones in a duo setting. Vibraphonist Walt Dickerson and pianist Sun Ra's overlooked album, Visions (Steeple Chase Records, 1978), is one exception, but they aren't too thick on ...

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Meet Maxim Micheliov

Read "Meet Maxim Micheliov" reviewed by AAJ Staff


I currently live in: Vilnius, LithuaniaI joined All About Jazz in: 2010What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? My professional background is in web marketing, and I connected with Michael Ricci through Chris Rich, who encouraged me to submit my first article “Howard Riley: Five Decades in Music." High ...

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Article: Album Review

Yuhan Su: Flying Alone

Read "Flying Alone" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Vibraphonist Yuhan Su's debut album Flying Alone is a collection of ten elegant and sophisticated originals that unfold like poems for multiple voices. Her effective yet subtle leadership of her international band allows the instruments to echo and support each other in haunting choruses and contemplative dialogues. The futuristic “Difficulties" builds an intriguing ...

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Article: Live Review

Vision Festival, Days 3-5: New York City, NY, June 13-15, 2012

Read "Vision Festival, Days 3-5: New York City, NY, June 13-15, 2012" reviewed by John Sharpe


Days 1-2 | Days 3-5 | Days 6-717th Annual Vision FestivalRouletteBrooklyn, NYJune 11-17, 2012Wednesday night at the Vision Festival was given over to the celebration of a lifetime of achievement by multi-instrumentalist, Joe McPhee, a deserving and popular choice. In presenting him with the envelope (presumably holding a check), ...


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