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Born in Newark, New Jersey on August 25, 1933, Wayne Shorter had his first great jazz epiphany as a teenager: “I remember seeing Lester Young when I was 15 years old. It was a Norman Granz Jazz at the Philharmonic show in Newark and he was late coming to the theater. Me and a couple of other guys were waiting out front of the Adams Theater and when he finally did show up, he had the pork pie hat and everything. So then we were trying to figure out how to get into the theater from the fire escape around the back. We eventually got into the mezzanine and saw that whole show — Stan Kenton and Dizzy Gillespie bands together on stage doing ‘Peanut Vendor,’ Charlie Parker with strings doing ‘Laura’ and stuff like that. And Russell Jacquet…Ilinois Jacquet. He was there doing his thing. That whole scene impressed me so much that I just decided, ‘Hey, man, let me get a clarinet.’ So I got one when I was 16, and that’s when I started music.


Mephistopholes To Orgasm Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2024
Track listing: Mephistopheles; Parabola; Joseph; Straits Of Blagellan; Rapids; Outeroids; Orgasm.


Article: Album Review

Antonio Farao: Tributes

Read "Tributes" reviewed by Neil Duggan

There is an old saying that you should judge a person by the company that they keep. If that is true of musicians, then Italian pianist Antonio Faraò is highly regarded. For his sixth trio outing, he is joined by bassist John Patitucci, who achieved worldwide acclaim for his work with Chick Corea's Elektric Band and ...


Article: Album Review

Alexa Torres: In Situ

Read "In Situ" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

With balletic verve, Latin violinist Alexa Torres goes about her debut disc, the hugely confident, ear and eye opening In Situ, with an inquisitive gusto and aplomb that belies her thirty-one years. A skilled, peer-reviewed ethnographic researcher, Torres is also the first woman and first violinist to graduate from the University of North Texas ...


Article: Album Review

Trish Clowes & Ross Stanley: Journey to Where

Read "Journey to Where" reviewed by Ian Patterson

After four albums together in saxophonist Trish Clowes' quartet My Iris, Clowes and pianist Ross Stanley peel away from the quartet for this intimate duo outing, recorded in Wigmore Hall, jny:London in July 2021. A studio album by design, there is, nevertheless, an unguarded, searching quality to these exchanges which is more in keeping with the ...


Article: Album Review

Jared Hall: Influences

Read "Influences" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Jazz music has proliferated through generations traditionally by means of the oral tradition--meaning that knowledge is passed on by mentors, some by personal connection and others by more casual means. In modern times, this tradition lives alongside the jazz school phenomenon, where classrooms and studios incubate talent, while students inescapably still must pay their dues on ...


Article: Interview

Meilana Gillard: Adventures In Sound

Read "Meilana Gillard: Adventures In Sound" reviewed by Ian Patterson

To nurture a sound on one's instrument--a personal voice--that is instantly recognizable, is not necessarily easy. It can be especially hard if following in a line of historical heavy hitters. Meilana Gillard, the Ohio-raised, Northern Ireland-based tenor saxophonist has been compared to Johnny Hodges, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Coleman Hawkins, Joe Lovano and Branford ...


Article: Album Review

Carl Clements: A Different Light

Read "A Different Light" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Sunlight beaming into a church through a stained-glass window is a different light--tinted and soft-hued, suggestive of the presence of divinity. Saxophonist Carl Clements' quartet outing, A Different Light, gives the same impression. Looking to the album's stained glass-like cover art, artist Amanda Barrow's visual for the album seems a fine fit for this distinctive, modern ...


Article: Live Review

Kurt Elling & Danilo Pérez at Jazz, TX

Read "Kurt Elling & Danilo Pérez at Jazz, TX" reviewed by Katchie Cartwright

Kurt Elling & Danilo Pérez Jazz, TX jny:San Antonio, Texas May 9, 2024 Kurt Elling's presence has a density that generates its own gravitational pull. He plants himself solidly in the moment onstage and draws the audience in. Danilo Pérez is similarly brilliant and focused. He shares Elling's dedication to the ...


Article: In Pictures

2024 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Read "2024 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival" reviewed by Mark Robbins

The first thing a first time attendee to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival learns is that no matter how much planning is put into creating a schedule so no favorite acts are missed is impossible. The festival, celebrating its 54th birthday, runs the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May. Historically ...


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