When Musician Turns Poet article @ All About Jazz

Profile Courtesy Roberto Cifarelli By Nathalie Tamara Freson October 2, 2022 Sign in to view read count ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Chet Baker and Miles Davis trumpet1926 – 1991 ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Miles Davis, Fresu has honed a particularly mellow, velvety sound which is absolutely compelling. Even when he tackles coarser, more upbeat tempos, he captivates his listeners … Read more

Big Band Superhero In the Making article @ All About Jazz

Profile By John Chacona July 6, 2022 Sign in to view read count I just had a bug for big band music. Since I got to grad school that was my whole thing. —Stephen Philip Harvey ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Stephen Philip Harvey Jazz Orchestra’s debut recording, Smash! (Next Level, 2022) where the band claps hands, whoops … Read more

Barbara’s Piano article @ All About Jazz

Profile Courtesy William Gottlieb By Jakob Baekgaard July 3, 2022 Sign in to view read count ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Barbara Carroll released the Verve album, Barbara, in 1958, it would mark a watershed moment in her personal and musical life. Her husband and close collaborator, bassist ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Joe Shulman, died of a heart attack the … Read more

Swing and Silence article @ All About Jazz

Profile Courtesy Sara Pinto By Jakob Baekgaard June 23, 2022 Sign in to view read count ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Ahmad Jamal is often credited with creating a new spacious sound in jazz. He had a tingling sense of touch on the piano that let each note ring profoundly and famously inspired Miles Davis trumpet1926 – 1991 … Read more

Jazz Finds A Way In Ashland, Kentucky article @ All About Jazz

Courtesy Sean Conroy By Sean Conroy May 26, 2022 Sign in to view read count Jazz returns this summer to the Paramount Arts Center—Ashland, Kentucky’s ninety-year-old Art Deco shrine to early American film. It is perhaps poetic that the PAC, designed to showcase the silent films of Paramount Studios, now hosts not only musicals, plays, … Read more

From Generation to Generation, A New Collection Transcends Borders and Barriers article @ All About Jazz

By John Chacona May 24, 2022 Sign in to view read count What is interesting about this project is to open the doors, not close them. We don’t all have to sing, but we can just be there —Stephany Calembert, Jammin’ Colors The release of the three-disc set The Concert for Bangladesh (Apple) in 1971 … Read more

Kokoroko’s World of Black Music article @ All About Jazz

” data-original-title=”” title=””>Tony Allenand ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Fela Kuti. The extraordinary public reaction to their first release—a single track on the Brownswood Recordings sampler We Out Here in 2018—catapulted them to fame: “Abusey Junction” has received 48 million YouTube views to date. Since then they have chalked up a number of other successes: in 2020 they … Read more

Trailblazing Pianist/Composer article @ All About Jazz

Courtesy Jimmy and Deana Katz By Paul Rauch March 18, 2022 Sign in to view read count One of the greatest jazz pianists I have ever heard. —Dave Brubeck ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Jessica Williams passed at her home in Yakima, Washington with her devoted husband Duncan at her side. She was 73 years old. Williams was … Read more