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Article: Album Review

James Gilmore: Decorating Time

Read "Decorating Time" reviewed by Jeff Kaliss

"You can find a song that goes with your vocabulary," guitarist James Gilmore has averred. It's not because his album's label, Ears and Eyes, is based in Buenos Aires that the opening title track of Decorating Time speaks in what feels like a new language, or at least a new dialect. Maybe it's something about North ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Holiday Music, Grammy Nominations And More

Read "New Releases, Holiday Music, Grammy Nominations And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast presents new releases from Los Asesinos, Eliane Elias, Gretchen Parlato, Ledisi, plus a single from Amy Engelhardt, with birthday shoutouts in the second hour to Melissa Aldana, Jazz Master Cassandra Wilson and more. As the Grammy nominations are out, the show's focus is where women placed this year in the Latin jazz, composition, contemporary ...


Article: Book Review

Ron Westray: Life In Reverse. Tales of a Very Stable Narcissist

Read "Ron Westray: Life In Reverse. Tales of a Very Stable Narcissist" reviewed by Hans Christian Hagedorn

Life In Reverse. Tales of a Very Stable Narcissist Ron Westray 426 Pages ISBN: 9781839980398 First Hill Books / Anthem Press2021 Jazz trombonist Ron Westray (Columbia, SC, 1970) is a prestigious, unique, and generously gifted musician and composer, a brilliant educator, and most of all, an intelligent, witty and ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases Plus Birthday Celebrations for Dinah Washington and Alice Coltrane

Read "New Releases Plus Birthday Celebrations for Dinah Washington and Alice Coltrane" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast presents new releases from Willie Nelson, who continues his homage to the songs of Frank Sinatra, Wayne Alpern and pianist Rachel Eckroth with birthday shoutouts to Dinah Washington and Alice Coltrane in the second hour, along with guitarist Mimi Fox, vocalists Anita Wardell, Rosana Eckert, Vicki Burns and more. Thanks for listening and please ...


Article: Catching Up With

Catching Up with Willie Nelson

Read "Catching Up with Willie Nelson" reviewed by AAJ Staff

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in October 1999. Willie Nelson is a man of the people. In a single night (the night of this interview), I witnessed Willie sign more autographs and shake more hands (genuinely) than Al Gore has through his entire two terms as Vice ...


Article: So You Don't Like Jazz

Top Ten Kennedy Center Musical Moments

Read "Top Ten Kennedy Center Musical Moments" reviewed by Alan Bryson

It's a good bet that most of us have heard people say they don't like jazz, or even worse, drop the H-bomb: “I hate jazz." If you choose to engage them, the key is to tread lightly and tailor an approach that considers their tastes and sensibilities. This So You Don't Like Jazz column explores ways ...


Article: Interview

Pino Palladino: The Craftsman from Wales

Read "Pino Palladino: The Craftsman from Wales" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Refined craftsmanship is in small supply in today's music business, especially in the music business that fills sports arena or large music venues. Pino Palladino belongs to the small guild of refined craftsmen whose membership is reserved to musicians who do not seek the spotlight but pursue beauty through art, because that is what they were ...


Article: Interview

Pino Palladino: Eclettismo al Servizio della Musica

Read "Pino Palladino: Eclettismo al Servizio della Musica" reviewed by Serena Antinucci

Capita raramente di ascoltare un disco che sprigiona endorfine così benefiche, che ci concede la possibilità di separarci momentaneamente dalla realtà, spingendoci fino al nucleo generativo della musica stessa. Proprio lì dove la composizione prende forma in uno spazio neutro, senza confini, entriamo nel sistema musicale di Notes With Attachments del bassista Pino Palladino e del ...


Article: Bailey's Bundles

Notable and Nearly Missed 2020

Read "Notable and Nearly Missed 2020" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The strange year that was 2020 yielded, reluctantly, re-issued and previously unissued recordings from across the spectrum of music and ain't it fine to have such to consider. The value of such recordings lay in their function in pointing to the musical future we presently inhabit. They fill in the blank spaces between then and now. ...


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