August 17, 2019
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A house of praise is the perfect setting for one of the key curtain raisers of this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival. The spiritual resonance of Billy Harper’s music has ...
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A wet afternoon in the ‘Big Smoke’ is brightened by a quip about the ‘Windy City’. Ben LaMar Gay describes the latter, Chicago, as ‘country’ to the former, London, the ...
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There is already a sense of excitement in the air as opener Vels Trio’s drummer Dougal Taylor brings their set of elegantly hip Hancock-esque minimal fusion to a simmering boil. This ...
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James Francies has a love affair with the piano. It’s apparent when you hear him play. We had that opportunity when he visited Afternoon Jazz to promote Flight, his ...
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No one really noticed the quiet, contemplative figure who was sat listening to young pianist Charlie Staceyplay an enthralling opening set at Ronnie’s, yet bass titan Victor Wooten did just that. ...
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Trumpeter and composer Roy Hargrove, who died tragically on Friday at 49,  is best known for his unflappable command in small-group settings, including his sterling quintet. But he was also ...
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It’s a long way from a small village on the outskirts of Bielsko-Biała to the best recording studios in New York City. But that’s the journey Urszula Dudziak ...
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For years, Justin Brown has been a drummer in high demand, constantly on the road with the likes of Thundercat and Ambrose Akinmusire. At the same time, he’s ...
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In 2019, one of Europe’s most esteemed jazz ensembles, the Marcin Wasilewski Trio, will celebrate its 25th anniversary. In advance of this milestone, the Poland-based group just released ...
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Sonic Creed is vibraphonist Stefon Harris’ first recording as a leader in nine years. He recently came in to discuss the album, among other things, on Morning Jazz. His ...
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Gentrification threatens Washington, D.C. jazz and art, jazz musician and composer Jason Moran said at an event Tuesday in Copley Lounge. Moran, a distinguished artist-in-residence at Georgetown University ...
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Pianist and composer Christian Sands goes back quite a ways with WBGO — and with Gary Walker, who recalls first seeing him as a 12-year-old protégé of Dr. ...
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Most jazz cruises skim through moist Caribbean parts, proffering smooth American sedatives, but Finland can offer a somewhat contrasting adventure. Turku is the country’s oldest city, nestled at ...
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“I always had a drive not only to compose but to be a bandleader,” said Orrin Evans, who has been based for most of his career in Philadelphia. ...
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From jazz and poetry to the plight of immigrants, Take Five looks at five new tunes that explore cultural currency in music. Lionel Loueke, “Mandé” The immigrant experience ...
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The first jazz album I bought was John Coltrane’s “Interstellar Space.” At the time (I was a teen-ager), I knew almost nothing about jazz, beyond typically clichéd impressions ...
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Between heaven and earth, the music of Kathrin Pechlof moves in an airy intermediate realm. Down below, where gravity is on the increase, contrabassist Robert Landfermann makes his ...
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The new major goes beyond performance also incorporating composition and courses in the social sciences and history. Undergraduates interested in careers as jazz performers, producers, teachers and/or scholars ...
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How do you get to the Village Vanguard? Practice, practice, practice. The old joke about Carnegie Hall applies just as well to jazz’s most storied venue, but for ...
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