Xhosa Cole (Stanley Arts, Norwood, Int. Jazz Day, 30 April) – London Jazz News

“I think people can underestimate the capacity that this music has to transform you emotionally and spiritually. We take that task and that job very seriously.” Xhosa Cole. Among the London gigs due to take place on International Jazz Day this year is a concert by a fine instrumentalist with a rapidly growing profile, at … Read more

Jazz Suites by Jarek Śmietana (Jazz Cafe POSK, 23 April) – London Jazz News

Violinist/composer/arranger Alicja Śmietana has prepared a very special concert program to celebrate the life and music of her late father, one of the legends of Polish jazz, guitarist Jarek Śmietana (1951-2013). With her on stage at Jazz Cafe POSK on Saturday 23 April will be a top-flight UK trio: James Pearson on piano, Jeremy Brown … Read more

Anat Cohen Tentet and Quartetinho at SFJAZZ Center article @ All About Jazz

Courtesy Richard Gefland By Harry S. Pariser April 10, 2022 Sign in to view read count Anat Cohen Tentet and QuartetinhoMiner Auditorium / SFJAZZ CenterSan Francisco, CA March 26-27, 2022 Clarinetist ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Anat Cohen, a Tel Aviv native, studied at Berklee School of Music in Boston before relocating to Brooklyn. Over the decades, she … Read more

Just Plain Trane article @ All About Jazz

By Rob Mariani April 10, 2022 Sign in to view read count This was not the plaintive, lyrical Coltrane of ‘Round Midnight’ and ‘Bye, Bye, Blackbird,’ This was Coltrane at his next level… This first article appeared at All About Jazz on November 17, 2006. He appeared on a bandstand that was at least two … Read more

Unlocking The Vaults article @ All About Jazz

By Chris May April 8, 2022 Sign in to view read count Britain is often said to be the first country to have forged a style of jazz distinct from its American parent, during the late 1950s, in part through the influence of London-based players from South Asia. Closer examination of calendars and the historical … Read more

Chris Potter Big Band and Quartet at SFJAZZ Center article @ All About Jazz

” data-original-title=”” title=””>Duke Ellington and Gil Evans composer/conductor1912 – 1988 ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Gil Evans. Flash forward to adulthood and he has played with Dave Holland’s Big Band, as well as with the Mingus Big Band band/orchestra ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Mingus Big Band. Now Potter has brought all of these experiences to fruition with the Chris Potter … Read more

The Gil Evans Orchestra – ‘Live at Fabrik’ (recorded 1986) – London Jazz News

The Gil Evans Orchestra – Live at Fabrik(NDR Kultur D77101 (2 CD) / D78101 (3 LP). Album review by Charles Rees) Gil Evans‘ post-’70s projects have been given relatively little attention by critics and historians, who have concentrated on his earlier work, notably with Miles Davis (Birth of the Cool, Sketches of Spain, Porgy & … Read more

Meet Anthony Hervey article @ All About Jazz

Courtesy Viola Chan By Sanford Josephson April 4, 2022 Sign in to view read count He’s a great listener and is always present to what is going on around him. That makes him valuable as a soloist and an ensemble player. —Andy Farber ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Anthony Hervey was in the sixth grade when he discovered … Read more

Soul and Fire ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Lee Rice Epstein As a certain high profile artist touts his own foray into prog rock, these small groups recently released albums featuring their own proggy jazz. Each of these features guitars and/or synths in the foreground, but the individual approaches of the groups shows just how much variety there is in the wide … Read more