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Thelonious Monk's Quiet, Slow Conquest of the World

For decades a respected but somewhat eccentric figure even within the jazz scene, the pianist and composer is at the peak of his influence as he reaches his centennial this month.<p>The peak of Thelonious Monk’s fame came in 1964, in his 47th year, when his painted portrait—dourly glowering or shyly …

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Laginha/Argüelles/Norbakken: Setembro review – intuitive and vivacious jazz

<b>Edition</b><p>Some of the intuitive communion between saxophonist Julian Argüelles and the late pianist John Taylor is recalled on the radiant exchanges Argüelles and Portuguese pianist Mário Laginha share on Setembro – though Laginha’s compositions have a chemistry of communal vivacity and lyricism all …

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Hiromi and Edmar Castañeda: Live in Montreal review – impish pianist and harp player bring the noise

<b>Telarc</b><p>A clip of the pianist Hiromi performing a solo version of Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm at this year’s Proms recently went viral and showcased an impish talent: a miniature Japanese hybrid of Oscar Peterson and Franz Liszt who can race through grand chromatic flourishes, negotiate dainty modal …

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Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop ‘Rev’ (Anzic) 5/5

Cervini is a Toronto based drummer and his second album leading his group ‘Turboprop’. This is modern jazz par excellence with the material a …

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Rez Abbasi: Unfiltered Universe review – punchy jazz guitarist merges west and east

(Whirlwind)<p>Fans of the tightly-wound, rhythmically capricious New York downtown jazz sound of Tim Berne or David Binney will welcome this punchy set by Karachi guitarist Rez Abbasi, which also subtly interweaves rhythmic thinking from traditional Pakistani and Indian music. Abbasi has recruited two …

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Masterful Monk

Most of us think of jazz as a genre predicated on extemporization—the horn man breaking into an inspired chorus set apart from the rhythmic structure …

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Kamasi Washington’s ‘Harmony Of Difference’ Has The Potential To Change How The World Sees Jazz

Normally, when you get a song stuck in your head, it’s due to a catchy melody or a hooky pop chorus that just worms its way into the back of your brain, popping up every few minutes so that you catch yourself humming a few bars or muttering the handful of lyrics that you can remember ad nauseum for …

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Trailer: 'MONK@100: A Century of Genius' Festival

<i>'MONK@100: A Century of Genius</i>' — a 10-day festival running Oct. 17 thru 26, celebrating the life & legacy of NC-native jazz icon <b>Thelonious Monk</b> — …

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John Beasley presents MONK'estra Vol 2

Updated / Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017 <b>13:04</b><p><b>Reviewer score</b><p><b>Audience score</b><p><b>Label</b><p>Proper<p><b>Year</b><p>2017<p>Grammy-nominated John Beasley's MONK'estra sees the one-time Miles …

Fall arts 2017: Here are the cream of the concerts, from Monterey Jazz to Katy Perry

The weather is starting to get cooler, but the music scene is definitely heating up.<p>And the forecast calls for a blistering hot fall music season in …

Larry Elgart, Who Kept Swing Up to Date, Dies at 95

Larry Elgart, a bandleader who, with his brother, Les, recorded the theme song for the long-running television dance show “American Bandstand,” and who later scored a surprise hit with “Hooked on Swing,” a medley of swing classics set to a disco beat, died on Tuesday in Sarasota Fla. He was 95.<p>The …

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Bill Frisell on Books that Connect

In 2016, innovative and adventurous guitarist Bill Frisell gave a world premiere performance at the Strand in San Francisco of new music written for …

Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock elevate Detroit jazz fest's opening night

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Artist-in-residence Wayne Shorter, legends like Herbie Hancock, Benny Golson, Jack DeJohnette, Chucho Valdes and more will be …

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11 of the best jazz clubs in the world

What makes a jazz club? The music, of course. The atmosphere. The cultural significance.<p>As an art form born in African-American communities of the 19th century and expanded in the urban melting pots of the 20th, jazz is the soundtrack of the concrete jungle.<p>Which makes the jazz club an essential …

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Top 20 Jazz albums of the last five years

<b>Every year, Jazzwise asks its writers to choose their favourite albums – the releases that most impressed and inspired them. Below are the 20 albums</b> …

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Is Transparency The Music Industry's Next Battle?

The issue of how much musicians theoretically earn from their work has moved out of the trade press and into social media's trending topics recently, whether that's Taylor Swift demonstrating her clout via a successful protest of Apple Music or Jay Z's Tidal promising artists higher royalty rates …

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Miles Davis’s Boldest Heights

The greatness of great musicians is in more than their mere skill at performing; it’s in self-challenging creation and emotional exposure—a self-challenging that’s all the more audacious when it takes place in public, in the presence of an audience, rather than in the studio, where the failures can …

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The 20 Best Bassists of All Time

What do Sly and the Family Stone's "Dance to the Music," The Beatles' "Dear Prudence" and Black Sabbath's "Into the Void" have in common? Not much …

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Man Who Fled Nazi Germany Found Solace in Photographing Jazz Musicians

In 1939, Francis Wolff caught the last unrestricted boat out of Germany, escaping his fate as a Jewish man living under the rule of Adolf Hitler. Before leaving, Wolff diligently studied photography in Berlin, working to master this art form. By the time he left, he was known in Germany as an …

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Who destroyed the music industry? A blue-collar worker in a small North Carolina town

A new book called How Music Got Free uncovers the story of the man who was the most prolific leaker of recorded music in the wake of the MP3 revolution<p>The new edition of the New Yorker carries the story of one of the most important people in the history of the music industry, someone you’ve never …

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02 Bell Park

06 Sota's Song

01 Hyding Out

Kirk MacDonald "Vista Obscura"

Chet Doxas "Dive"

07 Grease Monkey