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Jelly Roll Morton Front and (Lincoln) Center

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With a three-night gala celebrating the music of Jelly Roll Morton, the Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra marked its 30th season at Rose Hall. Focusing on Morton's pioneer arranging achievements with amplifications of them from Jazz at Lincoln Center performers, the evening offered a penetrating exploration of the Creole legend's multifarious compositional musings and featured a quintet of sparkling piano soloists who recalled his keyboard wizardry. The full breadth and scope of Morton's talents--his multiple syncopations, latin-textured musical ...

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JazzTM Festival 2017

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Mentioned in documents as early as the 11th century and definitely existent in the 13th century, Timişoara is the heart of the Banat--a beautiful and rich Romanian region that has had its share of glory, beauty and hardship. Dan Diaconu, Deputy Mayor of Timisoara Municipality said, “Since its beginning, jazz was defined as a diverse and multicultural musical genre, even before these concepts existed, a continuum mix of people, feelings and music. A festival creates a symbol for ...

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Garana Jazz Festival 2017

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All About Jazz's Nenad Georgievski wrote this about the 2017 Garana Jazz Festival... “Running from the 6-9th of July, the 21st edition of the Garana Jazz Festival saw the jazz world descend on its location near the Garana village, high in the Semenic Mountains of Romania. Obviously, the artistic credibility and the creative energy were the hallmarks of this year's edition as the festival boasted enormous audience attendance during the four days. This year the festival presented a ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway: Just Friends: Live at the Village Vanguard

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Resonance Records has dramatically improved the respective discographies of Bill Evans (Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top of The Gate (2012), Some Other Time: the Lost Session From the Black Forest (2016), Another Time: The Hilversum Concert (2017)); Wes Montgomery (Echoes of Indiana Avenue (2012), Wes Montgomery: In The Beginning-Early Recordings from 1949-1958 (2015), Smokin' in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse (1966) (2017)); and Gene Harris (Live in London (2008), Another Night In London (2010), Three Sounds: Groovin' Hard -Live at ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Simon Eskildsen Trio: Introducing the Simon Eskildsen Trio

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The art of the piano trio is very difficult to master and yet very simple. It is all about chemistry. Three players trying to find a language together, traversing a path that has been explored so many times before. Keeping the heavy heritage of the piano trio in mind, including leaders like Bill Evans, Ahmad Jamal, Oscar Peterson and Keith Jarrett, it is even more impressive when a young piano trio releases a debut that already seems ...

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Dee Byrne's Entropi: Moment Frozen

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Whilst studying for her Masters at London's Trinity Laban Music Conservatoire of Music and Dance, altoist and composer Dee Byrne met her co-frontliner, trumpeter André Cannière where he's a visiting jazz tutor. Moment Frozen is the follow- up to Entropi's debut album New Era, released in June 2015 on the F-IRE Presents label. The collective improvisational opening to “Stelliferous Era," used as a tension-building device, rapidly gives way to a release with a piano and bass driven theme, ...

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Kent Miller: Minor Step

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What you hear immediately from bassist Kent Miller's quartet is their fluency and propulsive, surely satisfying, button poppin,' finger-snappin' swing with both originals and standards that holds up extremely well with repeated listenings.I could go on and on about solos great and small and how each of these guys give, take, and stamp their signature talents on each turn, but “Minor Step" is all about ensemble playing. So Hank Mobley's rocket fueled “Work Out" and Paul Chambers' serpentine ...

INTERVIEW

Piotr Turkiewicz: Putting Wroclaw On The Jazz Map

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At just thirty seven years of age it's hard to believe that Piotr Turkiewicz has been pulling the strings of Jazztopad for almost a decade already. The festival, staged each November in the Polish city of Wroclaw, was already a few years old when Turkiewicz became Artistic Director in 2008, but under the canny stewardship of Turkiewicz and General Director Andrzej Kosendiak, Jazztopad has been transformed, in both style and substance, to become one of Europe's more progressively minded jazz ...

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Gary Husband: A Meeting Of Spirits

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Pianist and percussionist Gary Husband is one of the world's most gifted musicians. It would be more accurate to say that he is not merely supremely talented but also a true virtuoso of both drums and keyboards. He played on John McLaughlin's Industrial Zen, released in 2006 and with the guitarist's 4th Dimension since its 2010 debut recording, To The One, where he featured on keyboards. But as those lucky enough to have caught McLaughlin in concert will know, Husband ...


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