The New Frontier

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Here's what's new at All About Jazz:
  1. Sonny Rollins Podcast
  2. A Word From Our Sponsors...
  3. Celebrating Monk & Trane
  4. Weekly Interviews!
  5. Most Read Articles & CD Reviews
  6. New "Jazz Blogs" Directory

Sonny Rollins: Dial S For Sonny

Listen to Bret Primack's audio interview with saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins. Bret weaves a rich media tapestry from performance excerpts plus Sonny's commentary on 911, Hurricane Katrina, jazz and the media, and the role of the artist, to create a hugely entertaining and insightful combination.

If you haven't heard it yet, click here.

A Word From Our Sponsors...

AAJ is proud to showcase these exciting new releases at our New Release Showcase Center.

Carlos Jimenez's Arriving, Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane's At Carnegie Hall, Richie Cole's Back on Top, David Tughan's Builders Brew, Ted Howe's Elton Exposed, Eric van Aro's Friends, Marilyn Scott's Handpicked, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra's Live at MCG, Bill Charlap & Sandy Stewart's Love is Here to Stay, Charlie Peacock's Love Press Ex-Cruio, Garage a Trois's Outre Mer, Bill Holman Band's The Bill Holman Band Live, and Oscar Lalo's Un Peu De Toi.

Show your support for AAJ by clicking through to these artists' websites and listening to music from their latest releases.

Are you a jazz musician or record label executive? Click here for more information about promoting your new CD.

Celebrating Monk & Trane

In November 1957, a stellar constellation of jazz royalty including Billie Holiday and Dizzy Gillespie performed at Carnegie Hall, two performances in one night to benefit the Morningside Community Center in Harlem, NY. The performances were recorded for subsequent overseas broadcast on Voice of America radio. The Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane, featuring drummer Shadow Wilson and bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik, also appeared early in the bill...

Read Chris M. Slawecki's interview with TS Monk and discover how this historic recording was unearthed, mastered and made available to the public.

Weekly Interviews!

In the last month we published nine interviews. AAJ writers spoke with TS Monk, Charlie Hunter, Louis Hayes, Jeremy Pelt, Rosanne Agasee, Adam Rogers, Lee Ritenour, Houston Person, and Cuong Vu.

Look for a brand new interview every Monday morning.

New Most Read Articles & CD Reviews

Our most read new articles in September...

  1. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
  2. Cuong Vu: More Power in a Collective
  3. Adam Rogers: Tonal Beauty
  4. Preservation Hall Preserved By Katrina
  5. Phoenix Rising: A Credo on Behalf of New Orleans Recovery
  6. New Birth For New Orleans Brass Bands
  7. Tim Ries: It's Only Rock n' Roll, But He Likes It
  8. Jeremy Pelt: From Classical, Perhaps One Day to Classic
  9. Sonny Rollins Is My Rabbi
  10. Hendrik Meurkens: Amazon River

And the most read CD reviews...

  1. Herbie Hancock - Possibilities
  2. Dave Douglas - Keystone
  3. Marc Johnson - Shades of Jade
  4. Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane - At Carnegie Hall
  5. Marc Johnson - Shades of Jade
  6. Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane - At Carnegie Hall
  7. Bobo Stenson/Anders Jormin/Paul Motian - Goodbye
  8. Peter Apfelbaum & The New York Hieroglyphics - It Is Written
  9. Tim Miller - Trio
  10. Oregon - Prime

View the Top 50 most read CD reviews and articles in the last 30 days.

Jazz Bloggers

We've created a handy directory of Jazz Blogs for you to peruse.

If your not familiar with blogs, be sure to start with these three: Forrest Bryant's Fojazz, David Adler's Lerterland, and bulletin board member Ellen Collison's Hemispherical.



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