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2 hrs ago | Stereophile

Recording of May 2014: The Imagined Savior . . .

Ambrose Akinmusire: The Imagined Savior is Far Easier to Paint Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet; Walter Smith III, tenor saxophone; Charles Altura, guitar; Sam Harris, piano; Harish Raghavan, bass; Justin Brown, drums.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Oakland, CA, Thelonious Monk

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Best of New Orleans

2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: Branford Marsalis Quartet

Branford Marsalis' top-flight quartet makes a rare New Orleans appearance at Jazz Fest.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Branford Marsalis, Cecil Taylor

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Blogio Oddio

Pianist Helen Sung Live At The Blue Note

Performing right now with the Mingus Big Band and with the Ed Jackson Quartet and serving as piano faculty for the UMass-Amherst's Jazz in July Summer Music Program , jazz pianist Helen Sung is hot.

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Related Topix: Jazz, The Big Band, Thelonious Monk

All About Jazz

Francisco Lo Vuolo: In Walked Francis

Sometimes the title of a record reveals that the music is something special. This is indeed the case with Argentinian pianist Francisco Lo Vuolo's solo piano album In Walked Francis .

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Related Topix: Francisco, Ballad, Jazz

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Something Else! Reviews

Brian Blade Fellowship - Landmarks

As one of the most in-demand drummers in the world - jazz and otherwise - it can be a little understandable if Brian Blade hadn't come forth with an album since 2009's sublime singer-songwriter excursion Mama Rosa .

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Related Topix: Jazz, Jeff Parker

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Stereophile

The 2014 Jazz Awards

The Jazz Journalists' Association announced its 2014 awards this week. I don't think I've disagreed with so many of its picks.

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All About Jazz

Eric Dolphy -- Celebrating Blue Note Records 75th With Delicious Vinyl

Everything old is new again. Except of course for the timeless music of Blue Note Records which celebrated its 75th anniversary this year.

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Related Topix: Blue Note Records, Jazz, Eric Dolphy, Pop/Rock, Was, Online Music

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Something Else! Reviews

Medeski, Martin and Wood + Nels Cline - Woodstock Sessions, Vol. 2

Remember back in the late 90's, when the then-little-known acid jazz trio Medeski, Martin & Wood got together with John Scofield and caused a funk-jazz commotion? Woodstock Sessions, Vol.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Nels Cline, John Scofield

OUPblog

25 recent jazz albums you really ought to hear

Jazz Appreciation Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate musical milestones of the past.

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Related Topix: 9, Jazz, Joe Beck

All About Jazz

Read "Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: American Adventure"

Sometimes an idea seems great on paper, but in execution doesn't exactly work out as planned.

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Related Topix: The Orchestra, Big-Band, Jazz

Mon Apr 14, 2014

All About Jazz

Brian Blade: Fellowship - More Than Just a Word

The idea of spirit and what it means? For me it's all about are you giving your whole self to a situation or are you just phoning it in? One is spirit-full and the other is spirit-less.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Shreveport, LA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Examiner.com

The Grammy Museum features Blue Note records exhibit

The famed Blue Note record label is being featured in an exhibit at the Grammy Museum at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Thelonious Monk, Blue Note Records

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Blogio Oddio

Pianist Helen Sung Live At The Blue Note

Performing right now with the Mingus Big Band and with the Ed Jackson Quartet and serving as piano faculty for the UMass-Amherst's Jazz in July Summer Music Program , jazz pianist Helen Sung is hot.

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Related Topix: Jazz, The Big Band, Thelonious Monk

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Examiner.com

Todd Cochran explores 'Worlds Around the Sun'

Composer, pianist and keyboard player Todd Cochran was a twenty-year old prodigy performing and recording in the San Francisco Bay area when his debut album "Worlds Around the Sun" came out in 1972.

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Related Topix: Jazz, Bobby Hutcherson, Miles Davis, Black Entertainment, Herbie Hancock

Wed Apr 09, 2014

All About Jazz

Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band: Landmarks

Four records in 16 years may not be prolific, but clearly Brian Blade and his longstanding Fellowship Band aren't about quantity.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

All About Jazz

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: On Enjoy the View, Master Vibraphonist Bobby...

ENJOY THE VIEW, COMPRISING SEVEN ORIGINALS WRITTEN BY BAND MEMBERS, MARKS HUTCHERSON'S FIRST NEW BLUE NOTE RECORD SINCE 1977 THE JUNE 24 RELEASE OF ENJOY THE VIEW, PRODUCED BY BLUE NOTE PRESIDENT DON WAS, MARKS ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT EVENT OF BLUE NOTE'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR NEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson makes his triumphant return to Blue Note ... (more)

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Related Topix: Jazz, Pop/Rock, Was, Blue Note Records, Bobby Hutcherson, Wayne Shorter, New York

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Something Else! Reviews

Fabian Almazan - Rhizome

In 2011 he received the Cintas Foundation's Brandon Fradd Award in Music Composition.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Stereophile

Ambrose Akinmusire, The Imagined Saviora

Three years ago, Ambrose Akinmusire, 28, burst upon the scene as the most promising young jazz trumpeter since Dave Douglas.

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Related Topix: Dave Douglas, Jazz

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Pocono Record

Jay Rattman Quartet at Deer Head tonight

The Jay Rattman Quartet will perform from 7 to 11 p.m. today at the Deer Head Inn, 5 Main St., Delaware Water Gap.

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Related Topix: Delaware Water Gap, PA, Manhattan School of Music, Stroudsburg, PA, Jazz

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Hispanic Business

Guitarist Ron English and Motown sidemen to perform Saturday at EMU

JAZZ One of the major themes of the documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" was the central role played by jazz musicians in defining the Motown sound in the 1960s.

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