August 17, 2019
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Scott Robinson wears many hats. But there is one that is very special to him. It’s made out of 177 reeds taken from his saxophones, during a career ...
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And by “other gifts,” we mean an irresistible groove from Avishai Cohen; a mysterious swirl by Ben LaMar Gay and JayVe Montgomery; and a choice morsel of Andy ...
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Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes, a stylish and engaging new documentary by Sophie Huber, opens in the recording studio, with a top-tier crew of modern jazz musicians ...
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Drummer Jack DeJohnette, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist Matthew Garrison have personal history going back more than 40 years. As a collective trio, they released an acclaimed album ...
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For Living Lovers — an improvising chamber duo composed of Brandon Ross on acoustic guitar and Stomu Takeishi on acoustic bass guitar — makes quietude feel like anything ...
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Plus: Wynton Marsalis airs symphonic ambitions and Andrew Cyrille receives his due. Fabian Almazan Trio, “The Poets” Fabian Almazan was 9 years old when he left Havana, Cuba ...
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The music legend, guitarist, piano man, jive talker and psychedelic godfather Malcolm John Rebennack – better known as Dr. John – died “towards the break of day” on ...
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A wave of shock and sadness moved through the jazz community on Sunday, with news of the death of Lawrence Lo Leathers, a drummer with a steadfast presence ...
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Percussionist and composer Fran Vielma recently brought his Venezuelan Jazz Collective to Afternoon Jazz and the WBGO Performance Studio. Tendencias, their recent album on Papelón Records, was among ...
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Along with the latest by the Anat Fort Trio and Sam Newsome — and a 20-year-old stunner from Paul Bley, Gary Peacock and Paul Motian. Michel Camilo, “Mano ...
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Leon Redbone, the perpetually anachronistic, famously mysterious artist who rose to prominence as a performer on Toronto’s folk circuit in the early ’70s, died Thursday while in hospice ...
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The singer travels so frequently that she was forced to rethink her travel philosophy. The composer, musician and vocalist Esperanza Spalding has won four Grammy Awards, teaches songwriting ...
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Along with a previously unheard Stan Getz gem from 1961. David Sánchez, “Morning Mist” “I believe some of the greatest contributions to contemporary music and culture have come ...
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Two eminent avant-garde elders, a chameleonic vocal improviser, and a pioneering community organizer and presenter will make up the 2020 class of NEA Jazz Masters, according to an ...
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Along with the latest from guitarist Will Sellenraad, keyboardist Romain Collin, and trombonist Kalia Vandever. Brandee Younger, “Linda Lee” If it feels like we’ve been waiting a while ...
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Godwin Louis has been on a quest to trace the roots of jazz. In the last couple of years, the saxophonist has traveled to over 100 countries in ...
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If you’re even a casually observant jazz fan, you might think you know a thing or two about Joe Lovano. A tenor saxophonist with dozens of albums to ...
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The Art Ensemble of Chicago was already six years into an acclaimed career when it had its first extended run at an American jazz club. In honor of the ...
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John Zorn, the prolific and brilliantly iconoclastic composer, realized a dream of sorts last year when he released The Book Beriah — a boxed set of 11 new albums, ...
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Along with new music by Ralph Peterson & The Messenger Legacy, the Mark Dresser Seven, and a supertrio of Dave Douglas, Uri Caine and Andrew Cyrille.  Esperanza Spalding, ...
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