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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Michelle Lordi, Dream A Little Dream (Michelle Lordi.com) Ms. Lordi is a Philadelphian who for the most part remains in her native city and works with a cross-section of excellent musicians. She has superb taste in songs from times when stage, screen
One of the lines attributed to Mae West is “Too much of a good thing . . . can be wonderful.” I agree with this, but I wonder what Miss West would say about the following report I am turning … Continue reading &#8594
Trumpeter, composer and theorist Wadada Leo Smith has spent his life in search of new sounds and teaching and interpreting those sounds for the benefits of students, fans and mankind as a whole. Originally from Mississippi, he moved north, settling i
Singer and actress Sylvia Brooks is obsessed with the charts. Not the ones in Billboard... The post Sylvia Brooks Charts Her Way With “The Arrangement” appeared first on JAZZIZ Magazine.
The poet Richard Wilbur died over the weekend. He was 96. A former poet laureate of The United States and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, Wilbur was praised and criticized for the consistency of form in his poems, which were beloved and sometimes
In partnership with the Queen City October Music Festival, this presentation of Jazz In The Sanctuary, "Treasures Amongst Us," features artists from, transplanted to, or working in Plainfield: Patrick "Face" Rickman/Trumpet & Flugelhorn, Anthony
Q-Tip forged a productive partnership with Jason Moran in the debut of the Kennedy Center’s hip hop program [Photo: Kyle Gustafson/WP] The current era of jazz musician-as-curator is arguably owed to Wynton Marsalis‘ remarkable suc
The New Orleans-based funk/jazz band Galactic (pictured) is returning to St. Louis to perform on Thursday, March 15 at Delmar Hall.Over the last few years, they've played here several times at Delmar Hall's sibling venue The Pageant, most recently in
Stacy Kent Marks Her Return With A Splendid Orchestral Album I KNOW I DREAM The post Stacey Kent Marks Her Return With A Splendid Orchestral Album I KNOW I DREAM appeared first on JAZZIZ Magazine.
On the Duplex Mystery Jazz Hour of 10.12.17, I played music of drummer Billy Higgins. He was a joy to watch, as he really seemed to love every minute of it. He was not a bombastic drummer, simply an inspirational one. LISTEN HERE PLAYLIST Ornette Co
Larry Reni Thomas, a Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based writer/radio announcer, who is the author of The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan (KHA Books, (www.khabooks.com) and who is also featured in the documentary film "I Called Him Morgan" (www.icalledhimmorg
Ccile McLorin SalvantPhoto credit: ataelw/ Creative CommonsCcile McLorin Salvant(Ronnie Scott's, 11 October 2017. Review by Jade Lauren) Four years ago, when I was working at Ronnies, Ccile McLorin Salvant played there for the first time. I
By Gustav LindqvistThis is not a James Blood Ulmer album. This is not a The Thing Album. If thats only what youre after I can highly recommend the magnificent Blood album Tales of Captain Black from 1979, or The Things BOOT! from 2013.Furthermore, on
Who says outsider music can't be fun? Cortex has become one of the best bands on the modern jazz scene and a personal favorite. (In fact, their Live in New York release was my album of the year for 2016.) The band consists of Thomas Johansson on trum
In 1952, the famous dancer, singer and film star Fred Astaire teamed up with the... The post Fred Astaire’s Greatest Jazz Recording Returns as Deluxe 2CD Set. appeared first on JAZZIZ Magazine.
William Henderson(p);  Pharoah Sanders (ts); Nat Reeves (b) and Jason Brown (drms) at the Rialto Center Last night at the Georgia State University Rialto Center for the Performing Arts here in Atlanta, a nearly sold out crowd came t
Christian Sands - Reach(Mack Avenue. Review by Charlie Anderson)From the very first notes of the opening track, Armandos Song, Chick Coreas influence on 27-year-old pianist Christian Sands is fully evident. Throughout the album he is supported by Jap
Blues @ The Elks happens on the second Tuesday of the month from 7 pm to 10 pm at the Plymouth Ann Arbor Elks Lodge #325 in partnership with the Detroit Blues Society (www.detroitbluessociety.org). There is a $5 donation at the door and bring your da
Some decades ago, when there were “public” and “private” subjects, people did not speak boldly of bodily functions. But money was there to be made from people’s distress, so we had IRREGULARITY as a e
Thelonious MonkHere's the roundup of various music-related items of interest that have appeared in StLJN's inbox over the past week:* Black Musicians on Being Boxed in by R&B and Rap Expectations: We Fit in So Many Things (Pitchfork.com)* Int
By Paul AcquaroThe third day festivities kicked off out on the Race St. Pier, which juts out into the Delaware River at the foot of the Ben Franklin bridge.Saturday afternoon, Race St Pier and Fringe ArtsPerforming John Luther Adams
Jazz @ The Elks happens on the last Tuesday of the month from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. There is a $10 donation at the door which includes hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy jazz in a listening room setting close to the entertainers. Tuesday, November 28th returni
Ella Fitzgerald. The pianist (left) is Ellis LarkinsLast month the release was announced of Someone to Watch over Me - Ella with The London Symphony Orchestra. Walter Houser,  who remembers Ella's visits to Ronnie Scott's club vivid
This album competes an excellent series of records which combine modern jazz with aspects of the music of guitarist and composer Rez Abbasi's south Asian ancestry. Accompanying him on this album are Vijay Iyer on piano, Rudresh Mahanthappa on alto sa
Of course, you are not superstitious about Friday the 13th; its all of those silly other people. Thelonious Monk must not have been worried by it, or he wouldnt have named a composition after this notoriously risky day. Its performance was one of the
This week, StLJN's video spotlight shines on pianist Harold Lpez-Nussa, who will make his St. Louis debut with performances starting this coming Wednesday, October 18 and continuing through Saturday, October 21 at Jazz at the Bistro.Now 34 years old,
Some people make great art happen without ever picking up an instrument, and Brice Moss is one of them. I first met him at a concert of Mike Davis’ band, The New Wonders, in downtown Manhattan, about eighteen months ago. … Continu
By Paul AcquaroThe October Revolution concert festival held Oct 5th through 8th in Philadelphia hinged its name on the seminal summit in October of 1964, organized by trumpeter Bill Dixon at an uptown Manhattan space, back when rents were low and rev
Fuerza Puerto Rico! A Jazz Benefit for the Victims of Hurricane Maria Wednesday, November 1 at the Jazz Gallery, NYC Peter Bernstein Dave Douglas Kurt Elling Marcus Gilmore Larry Grenadier Jon Irabagon Branford Marsalis Christian Mc
Riding high from his appointment at Princeton University as Director of Jazz and Musical Performance and a Downbeat Magazine cover story, alto saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa re-convenes his band the Indo-Pak Coalition with Rez Abbasi on
Blues @ The Elks happens on the second Tuesday of the month from 7 pm to 10 pm at the Plymouth Ann Arbor Elks Lodge #325 in partnership with the Detroit Blues Society (www.detroitbluessociety.org). There is a $5 donation at the door and bring your da
Tony Kinsey at 90 playing at Cafe PoskPhoto credit: Paul WoodThe great TONY KINSEY was 90 years old on 11 October. Two days later he was out at Cafe Posk with Art Themen, John Horler and Andy Cleyndert. Photographer Paul Wood caught them in action. P
Peter Liu and the Pollcats CD release party When: Friday, Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (lessons at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., dancing from 9:30 p.m. on)  Where: Ottawa Swing Dance Society dance, St. Joseph’s Church, 174 Wilbrod St. Ad
Grady Tate died on Sunday at his home in New York City. He was 85. His wife Vivian said that he had dementia. In demand for years as a drummer, he was encouraged by Peggy Lee to begin singing publicly and launched a new career as a vocalist. Tates pr
The EFG London Jazz Festival will celebrate its landmark 25th edition in London, United Kingdom,... The post Festival preview: 25th EFG London Jazz Festival, November 10-19 appeared first on JAZZIZ Magazine.
“I’m Joel, and these are my tunes,” is the way pianist-composer-bandleader Joel Forrester might announce himself at the start of an evening. He isn’t pugnacious in the way some musicians are, who assertively sa
Here's StLJN's latest wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest:* Italian guitarist and composer Filippo Cosentino will present a free, public lecture and discussion at 4:30 p.m. next Wednesday, October 18 in the Grand Room at
The Charlotte County Jazz Society opened its 2017-18 concert season on Monday, October 9 with a robust evening featuring two Sarasota-based bands that covered a lot of musical territory in different contexts.Trombonist Dick Hamilton's sextet and pian
By Lee Rice EpsteinWay back in January 2015, Stef reviewed an album called Music for Church Cleaners, Volumes I & II, a recording of improvised pipe organ, performed in St Marks Church, Islington, in 2011. Released first in 2012 as a cassette
As I am writing this post, radio stations throughout the US and elsewhere are celebrating the 100th birthday of Thelonious Monk.  None of the albums reviewed below have Monk compositions yet his music has influenced musicians from around the
Image from the Hot 8 website http://www.hot8brassband.com/The Hot 8 Brass Band is a New Orleans staple. They have been playing for twenty years, and have stayed together through tragedies including Hurricane Katrina, and the shooting deaths
Combining sections of free jazz with electro-acoustic improvisation and and poetic recitation within a tight framework, Degradient features the leader, Kyle Bruckmann, playing oboe, English horn and electronics, Aram Shelton on alto saxophone, clarin
IRISH ARTS CENTER AND NATIONAL SAWDUST PRESENT THE IRISH ORIGINS SERIES, HIGHLIGHTING CONTEMPORARY IRISH MUSIC, OCT. 27-28 Genre-Transcending Band This Is How We Fly Opens National Sawdust's Irish Origins Series, Performing Songs From Their A
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The bottom-end instrumentalists play La Nouvelle Scne Friday, Oct. 13.Earlier this year, the Ottawa quartet that calls itself Safe Low Limit created a bit of a splash when it gave a concert, and shot a video, in an drained swimming pool in Vanier.&am
Alan Broadbent's Developing Story The New Zealand born pianist Alan Broadbent has a long and storied career as a jazz man having played with the likes of Woody Herman, Chet Baker and Charlie Haden. But it is his orchestral accompaniment work
Rifftides readers may recall that three years ago I was asked to spend a few days in Los Angeles to interview Bill Holman for a documentary about his life and music. The dean of living jazz arrangers is 90 years old, still at the helm of his big band
“Darktown Strutters’ Ball” was written by Shelton Brooks in 1915 and first published in 1917.... The post A short history of … “Darktown Strutters’ Ball” (Shelton Brooks, 1915) app
Tonight's Art Ensemble of Chicago show at Columbia University's new Lenfest Center for the Arts uptown concluded with 10 to 15 minutes of what on the surface could be termed an old-school free-jazz blowout. (The above video captures an analogous samp
Usually when I set up my video camera to record a band, I try to stay a safe distance from the percussionist — no matter how much I respect him or her — for simple matters of volume. But at … Continue reading →