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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- That’s one view of Charlie Judkins, ragtime / stride / traditional jazz pianist (taken in 2015); here’s a more orthodox one: At the end of last year, I ventured down the long staircase to the underground home of improvised music,
Peter Evans and Sam PlutaPhoto credit: Sam Pluta's websitePeter Bacon looks forward to a special collaboration:Its not only a meeting of minds, its a meeting across the Atlantic, a meeting of acoustic instruments and electronics, and a meeting betwee
Here's StLJN's latest wrap-up of assorted links and short news items of local interest:* Can't make it to Jazz at the Bistro this week to hear the new lineup of The Bad Plus? You can see a free online video stream of tonight's first set starting at 7
By Martin SekelskyI remember the sunny spring day, traveling to Brussels to see Ivo Perelman (tenor saxophone) and Matthew Shipp (piano) perform in much celebrated (http://www.freejazzblog.org/2017/07/the-art-of-perelman-shipp-leo-records_9.html http
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend ’18 was a big one for jazz in NYC with the first Jazz Congress at Jazz at Lincoln Center, a glorious Winter Jazz Fest, artists showcases at the conference of APAP (the Association of Performing Arts Presen
The March 23 album release, featuring appearances by Bob James and Mica Paris, will be preceded by the rousing radio single, "Love Street." STUDIO CITY (18 January 2018): Much like a prism refracts light into a colorful spectrum, guitarist Chris Stan
Julian LagePhoto credit: Monika S. JakubowskaJulian Lage Trio (Pizza Express Dean Street. 17 January 2018. Review by Sebastian Scotney) It has been abundantly clear for many years now that guitarist Julian Lage is technically equipped take the guitar
Pianist Robert Glasper, drummer Karriem Riggins, andartist Common have announced the formation of their new... The post Robert Glasper, Karriem Riggins, Common form super group appeared first on JAZZIZ Magazine.
Sinne Eeg Dreams  Artist Share AS0153At forty years of age, the Danish singer Sinne Eeg is among that rare breed vocalists that can take anything they sing and make it their own. She has a voice to be savored. A force to be reckoned with in
Bernie Williams, Latin Grammy-nominated jazz musician and former New York Yankees World Series Champ, makes his Caf Carlyle debut, Bernie Williams & Friends, March 6-10. Bernie Williams, the New York Yankees center fielder for 16 years, is best k
Dave Douglas 'clearly enjoying himself enormously'Photo credit:  Simon Jay PriceRoyal Academy of Music Big Band with Evan Parker and Dave Douglas(Duke's Hall, RAM, Tuesday 16 January. Review by Peter Slavid)The entire Royal Academy Jazz Depa
St. Louis jazz pianist Nathan Jatcko, who went missing last week and inspired a search that has received extensive media coverage in the area, has died. On Wednesday night, family members posted a message to a Facebook group dedicated to the search t
The Recording Academy has announced a list of 25 recordings that will be inducted into... The post GRAMMYS 2018: Jazz recordings inducted into the Hall of Fame appeared first on JAZZIZ Magazine.
By Eyal HareuveniTwo years ago the prolific Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love began to sell at his gigs limited-edition discs of his performances. Peter Brtzmann, who played on these recordings, contributed the spartan, minimalist design. Only the
Recent Listening In Brief: Dave Young Terry Promane Octet Volume 2 (MAPL) The Young Promane Octet contains distinguished musicians based in Ontario, Canada. Young is the bassist, Promane the trombonist. Each is an accomplished arranger. The album ope
Yotam Silberstein has toured as a leader in major clubs and jazz festivals in Europe, Japan, South America, Asia and the US and has received high praise for his performances. Having performed with the world's premier talent, Yotam has honed h
Here’s Part Two of that glorious evening at The Kitchen in New York’s Greenwich Village with the Microscopic Septet and friends. Part One, for those who want to review their notes (and the Septet’s) ishere. But here&
Andreas Schaerer A Novel of Anomaly(ACT 9853-2. CD Review by Jon Turney) Wildly creative Swiss voice artist Andreas Schaerer has a duo with drummer Lucas Niggli that explores extended free improvisation very fruitfully. Expanding that group to a quar
Dr. Lonnie Smith is a longstanding jazz organist in the relaxed and popular soul-jazz vein, he is originally from western New York State (snowy Lackawanna) and eventually rose to prominence in the 1960's with some popular and well received albums for
Enjoy a one-on-one conversation with Michael McDonald and Michael Fagien- editor of JAZZIZ Magazine. They discuss his career, his concerns about the world and his new album "Wide Open". The post Michael McDonald appeared first on JAZZIZ Magazine.Enjo
It's a big week for jazz and creative music in St. Louis, with one performance that's literally drawing international attention, the debut of a new festival, and more. Let's go to the highlights...Wednesday, January 17The gig making headlines all ove
By Gustav LindqvistLine-up:Jon Irabagon - tenor and sopranino saxophonesJoe Fonda - bassBarry Altschul - drumsFollowing the 2015 5th place album of the year here at FJB, Tales of the Unforeseen, heres a live album from this great trio, recorded live
From New York comes news that the singer Marlene VerPlanck died today at 84. She reportedly had pancreatic cancer but managed to keep the illness a secret from nearly everyone. Beginning in the 1960s Ms. VerPlanck worked closely with her husband Bill
“You’ll find that happiness lies / right under your eyes,” say the lyrics for BACK IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD. I don’t have a backyard any more, but I stumbled across this performance — that made me happy i
Verve Records/UMe have released a 2CD/digital expanded edition of pianist Herbie Hancock’s River: The Joni... The post Expanded edition of Herbie Hancock’s “River: The Joni Letters” out now appeared first on JA
Featuring The David Berkman Sextet: David Berkman (piano & compositions), Tim Armacost (saxophone), Adam Kolker (saxophone), Billy Drewes (saxophone), Chris Lightcap (bass), Kenneth Salters (drums) "In a jazz world where everyone wants to be a co
Elon TurgemanPublicity pictureEditor-at-Large Peter Bacon finds out about Israeli guitarist ELON TURGEMAN and his new album with drummer ADAM NUSSBAUM.Elon Turgeman, whose new album Climb Up is now released, will be a new name to many, so a little ba
Marlene VerPlanck, a polished jazz vocalist who began her recording career in 1955, had a strong second career in the 1960s and '70s as a prolific jingle singer, sang backup on Frank Sinatra's Trilogy album and had a third career... &
By Martin SchraySaxophonist Hans Peter Hiby is one of the great mysteries in Germanys free jazz scene. He grew up in Wuppertal, in the kindergarten he met Caspar, Peter Brtzmanns son, they were like brothers. He spent a lot of time at the Br
Actors need to hit all the right notes when playing real-life musicians. Here is a... The post 10 actors who played real-life jazz artists appeared first on JAZZIZ Magazine.
Marker is one of the many groups associated with multi-reed instrument player and composer Ken Vandermark. On this album, he is joined by Steve Marquette and Andrew Clinkman on guitar, Macie Stewart on keyboards and violin and Phil Sudderberg on drum
Elliot Mason Before, Now & After(Archival Recordings 1585. CD review by Tom Green) Mention Elliot Masons name to any trombonist and theyre sure to react with reverence. His unique language, sound and total command of the instrument have marke
VTY Jazz Arts..Creating the best Jazz experience on Earth.. Is Proud To Announce Another Sunday Serenade *Featuring* Justin Robinson: Alto Saxophone Mike DiRubbo: Alto Saxophone Anthony Wonsey: Piano Essiet Okon Essiet: Bass Donald Edwards: Drums Sun
I first had the honor and pleasure of interviewing Dan Morgenstern at his Upper West Side apartment in March 2017, and every few months we’ve done it again. In an interview where he’d spoken of Robert Clairmont, he casually said,
By David MenestresModicana is the new album from the legendary bassist Mark Dresser. If youre a fan of free jazz, or a regular reader of this blog, youve probably encountered his playing. Dresser was one of the members of Anthony Braxtons legendary q
The Recording Academy has confirmed the list of artists that will be given special recognition... The post 2018 GRAMMYS: Lifetime Achievement Award winners announced appeared first on JAZZIZ Magazine.
Made to Break is one of the most exciting modern jazz and improvised music ensembles active today. Consisting of Ken Vandermark on reed instruments, Christof Kurzmann on electronics and lloopp, Jasper Stadhouders on bass and Tim Daisy on drums and pe
Sebastian writes: The South Coast Jazz Festival keeps on growing in scale and confidence. This year's is the fourth Festival and it will take place over eight days - the first one was just three days. "We're trying to make it easier because
Jan 20, 1-4 PM: Luis Bofill sings at "Live on Lincoln," a free concert series sponsored by the Lincoln Road B.I.D. at 1111 Lincoln Road. The Miami New Times magazine named this Cuban singer "Best Musical Rejuvenation" considering his sound to be one
Months ago, the picture below showed up as an email attachment. Here is what I dont know: Where the photo came from. The location of Bakers Table Restaurant; a Google search discloses that there are several in the world. The maker and history of that
You might not have heard of the splendid musician John Scurry, but that can be remedied right away. Here’s a whimsical, swinging sample — elating even if you are allergic to cats: John and I have a long yet intermittent &#8230
The Bad PlusHere's the roundup of various music-related items of interest that have shown up in one of StLJN's various inboxes or feeds over the past week:* Jazz, but not as you know it (Vice.com)* Record Bin: How Herbie Hancock subverted jazz tradit
Craft Recordings will release a deluxe edition package celebrating the 60th anniversary of Sonny Rollins’... The post Craft Recordings to release deluxe edition of iconic Sonny Rollins album appeared first on JAZZIZ Magazine.
By Dan SorrellsFor decades there has been a porous relationship between indeterminate composition and improvisation. Some improvising musicians have taken detours from contrapuntal, dialogic improvisation in favor of exploring indeterminate scores an
Sebastian writes: The South Coast Jazz Festival keeps on growing in scale and confidence. This year's is the fourth Festival and it will take place over eight days - the first one was just three days. "We're trying to make it easier because
Pianist/Composer at Esmeralda Inn January 15, 2018 (CHARLOTTE, NC) - Composer, jazz pianist and vocalist, Marc Hoffman will accompany a celebration of silent films on Saturday, February 3rd at the Esmeralda Inn in Chimney Rock, NC. Several rare films
Kathrine Windfeld Big Band, Latency (Stunt Records) Kathrine Winfelds second album further establishes the 30-year-old Dane in the vanguard of new arranger-composers and bandleaders. Her young, experienced, adventurous musicians from Denmark, Sweden
Ken Vandermark was struggling to put together an American tour, with promoters and venue owners reluctant to host to mini festival of improvised music that he envisioned. Eventually, they found  studios in Nashville and Chicago that would ho