Art Pepper – ‘The Complete Art Pepper at Ronnie…

The Complete Art Pepper at Ronnie Scott’s 1980′  (7xLP box set including 16 page booklet) (Including seventeen performances previously unavailable along with all the tracks on the two Mole Jazz albums Blues For The Fisherman and True Blues) “Art Pepper was booked to appear at Ronnie Scott’s during the last two weeks of June 1980  […]

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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Wyndham’s Theatre, London Until 9 Sep 2017 From £13.10 (Save up to 52%)

https://tickets.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N19NE00/lady-day-at-emersons-bar-grill?ref_=thr_br_st_7 ===//=== Get the inside track on forthcoming notable live music gigs by clicking HERE ===//=== Our preference – based on direct personal experience – is to buy music and theatre tickets from these people HERE ===//=== Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above […]

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Atlantic Jazz Legends (20 CD) Box Set

  They tell us ….. 20 classic jazz albums from the iconic label at a great price! To a whole generation of listeners, the name Atlantic actually means Atlantic Jazz.  From the mid-1950s, the label founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson started a separate series to embrace what was then called “modern […]

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WYNTON MARSALIS: It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got swing

Being with Wynton Marsalis is always an education. He’s happiest when he can enthuse about something, or learn something new from whoever he’s speaking to. Right now, sitting over lunch in a Japanese restaurant in New York, he’s off on the topic of jazz’s Anglo-Celtic roots. “Those folk songs and hymns the slaves learnt from […]

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Jiyoung Lee – Snobs, Addicts & Royalty

Ian Patterson writes:  Jiyoung Lee, pianist/keyboardist and leader of Korean jazz-funk sextet Jazz Snobs Funk Addicts probably has to pinch herself from time to time. Encouraged from a young age by her parents to pursue a life as a classical pianist, Lee instead opted for the greater expressive freedom—and the economic uncertainty— offered by jazz. […]

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MAYNARD FERGUSON: Live From San Francisco (CD)

  Reissue of Ferguson’s acclaimed live performance form 1983. Features original cover art. Contains new liner notes from noted Ferguson aficionado Eric Palmquist. BY 1983, MAYNARD FERGUSON HAD CONQUERED JAZZ, TELEVISION, THE POP CHARTS AND EVEN PLAYED THE CLOSING CEREMONIES OF THE 1976 OLYMPICS. His Storm release from that year brought him back to the […]

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Learning Lennon: Guitar Master Bill Frisell

Originally published December 2011 Robert Baird writes ….. For the musically prolific, releasing too many records too close together can be problematic or worse. Just because you can make a record every week in your home studio doesn’t mean you should. The impulse to commit every golden thought and performance to tape without self-editing or […]

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Diana Krall: Royal Albert Hall, London 27 Sep 2017 and 28 Sep 2017

We are told: Multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall is returning to the UK with two very special shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall this year. Diana’s new album will celebrate a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook, and will see her reunite with Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma for […]

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Eric Burdon and the Animals At Stern Grove Festival

Walter Atkins writes ….. Eric Burdon and the Animals Stern Grove Summer Of Love 50th Anniversary San Francisco, CA July 16, 2017 Influential Eric Burdon and the Animals gleefully rocked the Stern Grove Festival on a perfect mid July Sunday afternoon. His lethal band of Animals included: guitarist Johnzo West, keyboardist Davey Allen, bassist Justin […]

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Miles Davis – At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 (4CD)

Miles Davis’ 20-year association as an artist at impresario George Wein’s renowned Newport Jazz Festival is a thriving tradition that will be celebrated with the release of MILES DAVIS AT NEWPORT 1955-1975: THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 4. The four-CD box set, comprised of live performances by Miles’ stellar band lineups in 1955, 1958, 1966, 1967, […]

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From the archives: Chuck Israels – Tribute to Bill Evans

Robin Arens writes: Isn’t it nice to meet someone who takes time for a good chat in these hectic times? Especially if this person has a lot to tell, carries the living memory of an important part of jazz history, and is called Chuck Israels? Bassist/arranger/composer Chuck Israels is in expansive form for this interview […]

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Chick Corea & Bela Fleck –Two (CD)

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders meet once again in a historic duet of piano and banjo. The Grammy-winning duet, combine Corea and Fleck’s classic tunes with the music from their Grammy-winning album The Enchantment! With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres, from […]

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Miles Davis: ‘Coltrane was a very greedy man. Bird was, too. He was a big hog’ – a classic interview from the vaults

An NME encounter with the great trumpeter in 1985 MORE ===//=== Get the inside track on forthcoming notable live music gigs by clicking HERE ===//=== Our preference – based on direct personal experience – is to buy music and theatre tickets from these people HERE ===//=== Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor […]

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Brian Blade – Fellowship – More Than Just a Word

John Kelman writes: In the 21st century, few drummers have managed Brian Blade’s kind of crossover success. Beyond playing in saxophonist Wayne Shorter’s quartet for nearly 15 years, beyond being a first-call drummer for producer/singer/songwriter Daniel Lanois—whether it’s for his own projects like Black Dub or working with everyone from Bob Dylan to EmmyLou Harris—and […]

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Joe Lovano: a Far Out Fugue

Originally posted April 2011 Robert Baird writes ….. Whistling ductwork, whirring fans, murmuring pipes—along with being jazz’s most storied location, a living shrine to the memories of Bill Evans, John Coltrane, and so many others, Manhattan’s Village Vanguard, on Seventh Avenue South, was, on this winter’s night, the Das Boot of jazz. In every corner, […]

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David Lyttle: Facing All The Music

Ian Patterson (all about jazz) writes ….. In times when independent musicians have to function as one-person business enterprises most musicians show more than one face. David Lyttle, drummer par excellence from Waringstown, Northern Ireland, wears more faces than most. Musician, songwriter, record label owner, producer, interviewer and talent scout—Lyttle has built a solid reputation […]

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Gerald Wilson: Little Big Man

Originally posted September 2011 Robert Baird writes ….. Big bands died out back in the 1950s, right? They went away when the jitterbug faded and folks began dancing to music other than swing? And then real jazz fans departed when the bebop soloists came along and made big-band players look clumsy and quaint?Despite that widely […]

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Essential Listening: Miles Davis Quintet – Harmon Gymnasium, University of California, Berkeley CA, April 7th 1967 (CD)

This remarkable concert finds Miles Davis playing with his second quintet, comprising Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Albert Stinson (bass) and Tony Williams (drums). Recorded for broadcast on KALX Radio, it features the only live recording of Dolores by this group, and their last known recording of Stella By Starlight. An incendiary document […]

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This second album by Staff Benda Bilili, the veteran Congolese paraplegic musicians feels entirely modern writes Mark Hudson.

A great back story can make a band. Take Staff Benda Bilili, a bunch of veteran Congolese paraplegic musicians, discovered living on the streets around Kinshasa zoo, playing home-made guitars and driving around in scary-looking motorbike wheelchairs that might have done earlier service in a Mad Max movie. How could they fail to make international […]

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Steven Wilson: Intuitive Indulgences and Pop Proclivities

All•About•Jazz write ….. The trajectory of Steven Wilson’s career, since stepping away from his longtime band Porcupine Tree to go solo, has been nothing short of remarkable. Since interviewing him in 2012 for the release of Get All You Deserve (Kscope, 2012)—an audio and video document of his world tour in support of Grace for […]

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179 (so far) responses to the question: So what about modern day female jazz recommendations?

  The thread starts: We all know the classics from decades ago. What are your favorite your more contemporary female jazz singers of today? Living close to Nashville I have the opportunity to see and hear a lot of up and coming artists. Nashville is NOT just country music by a long shot. I’ll start […]

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