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Eric Binder: Hard Bop

Read "Hard Bop" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Eric Binder is a drummer based in the Chicago area gaining recognition as a teacher and technician who combines slick sequencing and academic awareness to create modern masterworks with a classic jazz sound. This abbreviated yet consistently inspiring album affirms Binder as a rising force on the US jazz scene. Authenticity is obviously vital ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dominic Ingham: Role Models

Read "Role Models" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Jazz violinists' role models tend to follow a familiar continuum that runs roughly from Stuff Smith and Stéphane Grappelli to Jean Luc Ponty and Didier Lockwood. British violinist/singer Dominic Ingham, however, paddles his own canoe. With a technique that draws as much from his folk and classical upbringing as it does from jazz, Ingham's idiom is ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

20 Seattle Jazz Musicians You Should Know: Rex Gregory

Read "20 Seattle Jazz Musicians You Should Know: Rex Gregory" reviewed by Paul Rauch

The city of jny: Seattle has a jazz history that dates back to the very beginnings of the form. It was home to the first integrated club scene in America, on Jackson St in the 1920's and '30s. It saw a young Ray Charles arrive as a teenager to escape the nightmare of Jim Crow in ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Aaron Rimbui: Nairobi to New York City

Read "Aaron Rimbui: Nairobi to New York City" reviewed by Seton Hawkins

Kenya is noted for an extraordinary array of musical offerings yet its jazz scene has historically been quite slim. However, Nairobi-born pianist Aaron Rimbui may change that dynamic. Drawing on the musical traditions of Kenya and East Africa, Rimbui has established a singular and absolutely arresting approach to jazz piano. With several ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

New Sounds - Walter Smith III, John Escreet and Maisha

Read "New Sounds - Walter Smith III, John Escreet and Maisha" reviewed by Bob Osborne

Demonstrating the wide variety of music in the jazz world recent releases from Walter Smith, John Escreet and Maisha are featured on this show. With other material, old and new, in between, there is mixed bag of styles, and, sounds on display. Playlist Walter Smith III “Ask Me Now" from Twio (Whirlwind) 00:00 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Umbria Jazz 14 - Fra spettacolo e buon jazz

Read "Umbria Jazz 14 - Fra spettacolo e buon jazz" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Umbria Jazz 14 Perugia, varie sedi 11-20.07.2014 Lo spettacolo “Divertimentificio," “Industria del divertimento": orribili neologismi, coniati anni orsono poi caduti in disuso, per denotare una delle vocazioni trainanti dei centri balneari della costa romagnola. Anche Umbria Jazz, per buona parte della sua programmazione, è tesa a creare divertimento ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Melissa Aldana: Living a Second Cycle

Read "Melissa Aldana: Living a Second Cycle" reviewed by Marta Ramon

Melissa Aldana may still be in her early twenties, but the tenor saxophonist already knows what it is like to play with big jazz names like saxophonists George Coleman, Benny Golson and George Garzone. In a short time, Aldana has found her own place in the difficult New York jazz scene because she has developed a ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Sean Jones: The Search Within, Dedicated & Modern Times

Read "Sean Jones: The Search Within, Dedicated & Modern Times" reviewed by Donald Elfman

Sean JonesThe Search WithinMack Avenue2009 Ralph BowenDedicatedPosi-Tone2009 Bobby SelvaggioModern TimesArabesque2009 Trumpeter Sean Jones is only 30 but here he is with his ...


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