Creativity, Learning, and the Business of Music article @ All About Jazz

By David A. Orthmann May 17, 2022 Sign in to view read count ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Sam Newsome offers an abundance of ideas, concepts, and guidance throughout Be Inspired, Stay Focused: Creativity, Learning, and the Business of Music. Some of them, like “The Benefits of Slow Practice” and “Ten Reasons You Might Have Trouble with Rhythm,” … Read more

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 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

Blues Music Awards 2022 Winners – American Blues Scene

The Renasant Convention Center was packed with blues musicians, fans, and music-world luminaries on May 5th, anxious to see who would be the winners at the 43rd Annual Blues Music Awards. Besides awarding honors in 25 categories, the BMAs, as is its tradition, featured performances from many nominees, with the gala ending in a jubilant … Read more

The Noise Meditations of Lasse Marhaug, Jérôme Noetinger, Antoine Chessex and Francisco Meirino ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Eyal Hareuveni Italian experimental electronic composer Luciano Berio’s once said that “music is everything we listened to with the intention of listening to music. Everything can become music.” A few decades later electronics and noise wizards translate this wise observation into fascinating and apocalyptic sonic textures. Lasse Marhaug/Jérôme Noetinger – Top (Erstwhile, 2022) Peter … Read more

Bristol New Music Festival (5-8 May 2022) – London Jazz News

Todd Wills, former music programmer for the Vortex, is Artistic Director at Bristol Beacon, and is about to launch the fourth edition of Bristol New Music festival. A collective involving Spike Island, the Arnolfini gallery and Bristol University, has crafted a progressive multidisciplinary program including Angel Bat Dawid, Bendik Giske and Mica Levi, taking place … Read more

Thank God Elton John’s Music is Still Alive – American Blues Scene

I’ve had tickets to see Elton John‘s Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour since 2019. I shouldn’t have to tell you what truly global event prevented me from going until well into 2022. I’d forced it out of my head and resigned myself to the likelihood that it wouldn’ t ever be rescheduled. Well, I’m still … Read more

Albert Ayler – Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings (Elemental, 2022) ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Lee Rice Epstein What can any of us add to the legacy of Albert Ayler? What can be said that hasn’t been said better by his own horn and vocals? In 2004, on the Holy Ghost box, listeners finally heard Ayler’s final performance, a short set from July 28, 1970, with his last quintet, … Read more

Charles Mingus – The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s (Resonance Records, 2022) ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Lee Rice Epstein Arguably more than any other label, Resonance Records—and particularly producer and co-president Zev Feldman—understands that, despite the middling quality of recordings circulating on the bootleg market, nothing beats a properly mastered archival release. And for a recording like this one of Charles Mingus playing live at London’s Ronnie Scott’s, from August … Read more