When Albums Ruled the World

Between the mid 1960s and the late 1970s, the long-playing record and the albums that graced its grooves changed popular music for ever. For the first time, musicians could escape the confines of the three-minute pop single and express themselves as never before across the expanded artistic canvas of the album. The LP allowed popular […]

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THELONIOUS MONK: The Complete Riverside Recordings

More HERE Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. If you want anything jazz-related published here (free of charge) then please email me at tonya.balgores@talktalk.net and/or you can leave a message on +44(0) 7734 816 345 and I’ll see if it fits.  […]

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WILLIAM CARN: In conversation

William Carn’s new band, Run Stop Run and his latest album of the same title could also be titled simply “run.”  Carn’s recent work and collaborations, as well as his work as a professor of music, provide tremendous insight into Carn’s work ethic.  Now,by adding touring to his busy schedule, Carn is truly a man […]

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Jazz: A history – download the playlist

MORE Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. If you want anything jazz-related published here (free of charge) then please email me at tonya.balgores@talktalk.net and/or you can leave a message on +44(0) 7734 816 345 and I’ll see if it fits.  Thank […]

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GERRY MULLIGAN & THELONIOUS MONK: Reassessing Mulligan Meets Monk

The beauty of the Concord Music Group’s treasure trove of a catalog is that it will always provide material for the “Reassessing” column at All About Jazz and similar columns elsewhere. The newest round of re-releases celebrate the 60th anniversary of Riverside Records. Riverside Records was founded by Orrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer in 1953, […]

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The 20 best jazz films?

Please click HERE to continue Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. If you want anything jazz-related published here (free of charge) then please email me at tonya.balgores@talktalk.net and/or you can leave a message on +44(0) 7734 816 345 and I’ll see […]

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CANDY DULFER: In Conversation

When I heard Candy Dulfer’s new CD ‘Crazy’ I was absolutely flabbergasted.  This is not a ‘sit down and listen to’ CD.  It’s a ‘get up and move’ CD.  From the first track ‘Stop All That Noise’ to the cool jazz ending of ‘Too Close’, Ms. Dulfer took me on a wonderful high energy adventure. […]

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BILL FRISELL: Big Sur – review

In 2012, the Monterey jazz festival put composer/guitarist Bill Frisell in a cabin at a remote ranch on the Big Sur coastline, and left him there to come up with his reactions to the landscape. The project – combining the guitarist’s chamber-musical 858 Quartet and … Continue reading HERE Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and […]

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THELONIOUS MONK: All Monk (16CD Box Set)

THE 16 ALBUMS: Plays Duke Ellington · The Unique Thelonious Monk · Brilliant Corners ·Thelonious Himself · Monk’s Music · Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane · Mulligan MeetsMonk · Thelonious in Action · Misterioso · At Town Hall · 5 by Monk by 5 · Thelonious Alone inSan Francisco · At the Blackhawk · Monk […]

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MOSCOW DRUG CLUB – Superb!

http://moscowdrugclub.com/videos/ Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. If you want anything jazz-related published here (free of charge) then please email me at tonya.balgores@talktalk.net and/or you can leave a message on +44(0) 7734 816 345 and I’ll see if it fits.  Thank […]

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Larry Coryell and the Eleventh House

Amazing performance at the Jazz Workshop, Boston Includes the entire broadcast Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality Background liners Amazingly, Larry Coryell’s Eleventh House were somewhat overshadowed at the time by fusion counterparts such as Weather Report, Return To Forever and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. However, the dynamics and interaction on display here feature not […]

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KAYLA TAYLOR: In conversation

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Kayla Taylor is a southern gal who, when it comes to torch songs and jazz standards, can sing with the best and surpass them.  Her new CD ‘You’d Be Surprised’ is the follow up to her 2005 release ‘A Night at Pacific & Vine’ and features a sophisticated array of classic […]

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JAZZ: Greg Adams In Conversation

Denis Poole writes: Much of the early buzz surrounding the release of ‘East Bay Soul 2.0’ was about how a sensational campaign to raise the $25,000 necessary to record the album hit its target.  However, now it’s all about the music.  Make no mistake; this is a collection of the highest order and everything (plus […]

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JAZZ: Why does Jazz Loft sound so good?

  Can anyone enlighten me as to why this internet station sounds so exceptional? http://jazzloft.de/ I listen through my system via Squeezebox Touch. It doesn’t appear compressed to me, always warm, relaxed yet dynamic. I’ve purchased CDs of artists I’ve heard here, ripped them and played them back through the Touch via powered hard drive; […]

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FREDDY VIGDOR: In conversation

Saxophonist and horn arranger Freddy Vigdor has been a member of the Average White Band for the last decade.  He has performed with the band around the globe at festivals, clubs, on television and radio programs while, as a prolific composer, his work has been recorded by the likes of Grover Washington, Jr., Bob Baldwin, […]

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What Is Early Jazz? Michael Verity explains

Born in New Orleans New Orleans in the first two decades of the 20th century was a musical melting pot of musical styles. African music was still prominent, as drumming and dancing were some of the few freedoms allowed slaves before emancipation. Ragtime was popular, and its up-tempo and syncopated rhythms had a profound influence […]

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NINA SIMONE: In the spotlight at Sundance Film Festival

What Happened, Miss Simone?, documentary about the jazz singer, opens the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Please click HERE to continue Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. If you want anything jazz-related published here (free of charge) then please email me at […]

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Playing right now

  Funny how one’s misconceptions can occasionally be confounded rather than the more usual way of having them confirmed. I pretty much thought I didn’t like jazz – despite the fine efforts of my friend of many years standing; Graham Mitchell. GM has a vast collection of Jazz CDs. Very few appealed to me. And […]

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Havana and beyond

Fans of Cuban jazz may think first of pianist, composer and producer Chucho Valdés, who presides over the Havana Jazz Festival and the steady flow of North American jazz artists to the island. Those who’ve traveled to woodshed, network and sometimes record in Cuba include Jane Bunnett, George Benson, Terence Blanchard, Steve Coleman, Roy Hargrove, […]

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