John Butcher – 5 LPs from Berlin (and Leipzig) on NI VU NI CONNU ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Paul Acquaro British saxophonist John Butcher is no stranger to Berlin. Linked to the Echtzeit scene that emerged during the heady days of post re-unification Germany in the abundant derelict spaces that served as breeding grounds for creativity. Butcher, on the occasion of this 65th birthday, held a short residency in November 2019 at … Read more

The Canadian Jazz Collective at Ronnie Scott’s – London Jazz News

Kirk MacDonald, Derrick Gardner, Lorne Lofsky, Brian Dickinson, Neil Swainson, Bernd Reiter & Virginia MacDonald (Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, 11 May 2022. Live review by Charles Rees) The Canadian Jazz Collective (LR: Brian Dickinson, Virginia MacDonald, Lorne Lofsky, Derrick Gardner, Neil Swainson, Kirk MacDonald & Bernd Reiter). Photo credit: Robert Crowley The modern jazz audience … Read more

‘Matchbox Bluesmaster Series’ Set 7: – London Jazz News

Matchbox Bluesmaster Series (Set 7: MSESET7 – 6 CDs – Album Review by Chris Parker) Disc 1: Lonnie Johnson Vol. 2 1927–32 Disc 2: The Famous Hokum Boys 1930–31 Disc 3: Songsters and Saints Vol. 1a 1925–31 Disc 4: Songsters and Saints Vol. 1b 1925–31 Disc 5: Songsters and Saints Vol. 2a 1925–31 Disc 6: … Read more

Danilo Pérez’s Global Jazz Messengers in Washington, D.C.

“[It’s] time to imagine a place where we can come together,” Danilo Pérez said from the hallowed stage of Washington, DC’s historic Sixth & I Synagogue this past April 30. “Everyone come together within this new space, the new planet called Crisalida.“The “planet” the 56-year-old Panamanian pianist was referring to is the musical but also … Read more

Ravi Coltrane at SFJAZZ Center article @ All About Jazz

Courtesy Michael Weintrob By Harry S. Pariser May 10, 2022 Sign in to view read count Ravi Coltrane SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, California April 29, 2022 When you have a famous father, whether you are ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Seun Kuti, Miley Cyrus, or one of the innumerable talented offspring of other famous musicians, you have enormous … Read more

The Collaborative Works of the Viennese Studio Dan Ensemble ~ The Free Jazz Collective

The Viennese experimental ensemble Studio Dan was founded in 2005 by composer-trombonist Dan Daniel Riegler and since then has kept refining its inclusive aesthetics and has operated on the borders between diverse sub-genres of contemporary music: improvisation, new music, jazz, art- rock and more. Studio Dan has commissioned works by like-minded composers and improvisers like … Read more

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2022 Essentially Ellington Competition Winners

Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced the winning high-school jazz programs in its Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival, held last week at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Osceola County School for the Arts from Kissimmee, Fla., took first place, with Foxboro High School (Foxboro, Mass.) and Orange County … Read more

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces Winners of Essentially Ellington Competition

Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the winning high school jazz programs in its Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival, held last week at Frederick P. Rose Hall in NYC. Osceola County School for the Arts from Kissimmee, Fla. took first place, with Foxboro High School (Foxboro, Ma.) and Orange County School of … Read more