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Tony Bennett and Diana Krall Preview First Joint Album With Gershwin Classic (EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE)

“So darn persistent” — that’s a phrase that George and Ira Gershwin came up with to describe “Fascinating Rhythm,” and it also applies to the …

Crosscurrents: Converging Jazz And Indian Classical MusicWBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

Virtuosity — of a dazzling, ebullient, yet altogether generous sort — might be the most obvious bridge between David Holland and Zakir Hussain. But there's also a deep cultural foundation behind their musical dialogue, which forms the beating heart of a project called Crosscurrents.<p>Hussain, a …

Pat Metheny and Lea Salonga to head San Diego Symphony's Jazz @ The Jacobs and City Lights concert series, respectively

The San Diego Symphony will boast some major star-power for its 2018/2019 Jazz @ The Jacobs and City Lights series, which will feature five and four …

How Herbie Hancock Charted New Territory With ‘Empyrean Isles’

On Wednesday, 17 June 1964, pianist <b>Herbie Hancock</b> went into Van Gelder Studio, in New Jersey, to record what became <i>Empyrean Isles</i>, <b>his fourth album</b> …

Kamasi Washington Releases His Sophomore Album ‘Heaven and Earth’

Serving as his first full-length since 2015’s <i>The Epic</i>, LA-based jazz musician Kamasi Washington today delivers his new double album, <i>Heaven and Earth</i>. …

Branford Marsalis talks jazz, classical and playing with Miles Davis, Grateful Dead, Public Enemy

Multifaceted saxophone star Branford Marsalis has cited several reasons over the years for his decision to step down in 1995 from his high-profile …

Kronos Quartet To Premiere New Arrangement Of Coltrane's 'Alabama' At Wesleyan

When all is said and done, the Kronos Quartet — violinists David Harrington and John Sherba, violist Hank Dutt and cellist Sunny Yang — might be …

Dave Hutchison

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Christmas on Seaton St. Vol. 2

Christmas on Seaton Street, Volume 2, is a collection of special holiday songs performed by some of Canada’s finest talent. Songs were all recorded …

Mental Health

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 …

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

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 of their …

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

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 solos and …

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 …

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

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 firebrand …

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 …

Blue Note

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 …

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> — …

John Beasley MONK'estra Vol 2

Updated / Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017 <b>11:19</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 MONK'estra Vol 2 sees the one-time …

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 …

Music

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 …

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

The Detroit Jazz Festival quickly got down to business Friday in downtown Detroit, presenting one of its most heavy-duty opening-night lineups in …

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11 of the best jazz clubs in the world

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 element in any modern city's ecosystem. Here are some of the best examples.

Blue Note

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> …

Albums

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 …

Streaming

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 …