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Terrace Martin Announces Group With Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, More

Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and frequent Kendrick Lamar collaborator Terrace Martin has announced a new collaborative group of musicians and producers. The new group is called the Pollyseeds. The contributors include Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, and singer Rose Gold, among others. The …

Jazz

Louis Hayes' tribute to Horace Silver falls short musically

<b>Louis Hayes, "Serenade for Horace" (Blue Note).</b><p>As time goes by, we're seeing a lot more discs like this--new discs distinguished by the excellence of …

Jazz

Patti LaBelle is fearless at 73, and her voice is 'back and better than it ever has been before'

With more than 50 years in show business, Patti LaBelle’s career operates like a well-oiled machine. A team of stylists, makeup artists and assistants quietly buzz around her Manhattan hotel suite. A cut crystal vase filled with red roses sits alongside select pieces of her extensive …

Music

Lee Konitz: i novant'anni tra i più geniali del jazz moderno

Lee Konitz. Una delle cose che prima di ogni altra mi colpì di lui fu il cognome: la K iniziale, le due rapide vocali, la T e la Z finali, tutto …

Pat Metheny, un mythe de la guitare à Jazz sous les pommiers - France 3 Normandie

C'était l'un des concerts attendus du festival, un moment guetté par les connaisseurs. "C'est un musicien unique " s'enthousiasme un spectateur. "Il …

Herbie Hancock heads La Jolla Music Society's 2017/18 jazz concert series lineup

Legendary pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, a 14-time Grammy Award-winner, will perform March 7 as part of the La Jolla Music Society’s 2017/2018 …

Jazz

Devon saxophonist who worked with Stevie Wonder dies aged 86

Renowned North Devon-based saxophonist John Renforth, known professionally as John Marshall, has died. John, who worked with music industry greats …

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Montreal festival guide 2017

Summer in Montreal means festival season.<p>Music fans get the <b>Montreal International Jazz Festival</b>, <b>Osheaga Music and Arts Festival</b>, <b>FrancoFolies</b> and</b> …

Festivals

Terrace Martin Talks New Jazz Supergroup, Producing for Herbie Hancock

Hear a track from the upcoming debut by Kendrick Lamar collaborator's diverse L.A. collective the Pollyseeds<p>Saxophonist Terrace Martin plays jazz, …

Jazz

Vibrational BEING

"I think when people listen to us, they’re hearing a lot of different things—they just might not realize it."”<p><b>When Kamasi Washington released The</b> …

Jazz

Hear 4 Jazz Legends Cover Bob Dylan's 'Lay Lady Lay' on His 76th Birthday

New York’s Hudson River valley has a long history as a haven for artists either fleeing the exhausting grind of New York City or seeking to the …

Music

This Week in History: May 24 to 30

In his 75 years of life, Edward Kennedy Ellington (better known as Duke) built a reputation as one of the preeminent performers and writers in jazz …

Movies

Documentaries on jazz legends John Coltrane and Lee Morgan

In the jazz canon, few musicians are as highly regarded as tenor saxophonist John Coltrane The main challenge in producing a documentary on jazz …

Pittsburgh

KQED

World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (Luaka Bop)<p>Before Alice McLeod met saxophonist John Coltrane …

Spirituality

See Norah Jones Pay Tribute to Chris Cornell With Tender 'Black Hole Sun' Cover

Jones honors Cornell with bluesy, solo-piano rendition of Soundgarden classic<p>Norah Jones performed a solo piano cover of the Soundgarden hit "Black …

Music

Yes, L.A. Has Lost Many of Its Jazz Clubs — but Other Venues Are Stepping In

It’s an unseasonably chilly Sunday night (for L.A. in April), and I’m in the front room at the Bootleg Theater on Beverly Boulevard in Echo Park. …

Jazz

I just failed grade two piano. When are we too old to learn new things?

Anyone can learn to play an instrument, I thought – even in middle age. And then I took grade two<p>There is no such thing as can’t, my late mother would say, and though I knew it wasn’t strictly true, it served as a motivator. Later, I used it as a gee-up for my own children. We were able to agree …

Herbie Hancock

Hear Yellowjackets jazz fusion band play for the first time in 2 years

An Evening with the Yellowjackets<p>What: Atwater Park Center’s third annual gala and silent auction<p>When: 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday.<p>Where: The E-Spot …

Jazz

Una cámara en la intimidad del jazz

Un libro recoge obras únicas del fotógrafo francés Jean-Pierre Leloir<p>Era un músico, pero su instrumento era la cámara de fotos, de la que no se …

Ella Fitzgerald: Más alta que la luna

<i>Sergio Pujol, Pagina 12 (Radar), 23/04/2017</i><p>Hace cien años, el 25 de abril de 1917, nacía <i>Ella Fitzgerald</i>, quizá la mejor cantante de jazz que haya …

The 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2017 (So Far)

From the coolest member of the Rolling Stones to a punk icon trying on his Sinatra fedora to a former bartender who mixes sounds through her trumpet …

Jazz

Watch Wayne Shorter Share Miles Davis' Wisdom With Jon Batiste

Jazz legend talks long career, bebop spirit, improv life lessons with 'Late Show' bandleader<p>Stay Human and <i>Late Show</i> bandleader Jon Batiste spoke with …

Jazz

Mickey Roker, Dynamic Hard-Bop Drummer and Philly Jazz Institution, Dies at 84

Mickey Roker, a soulful and deeply propulsive drummer who carried a torch for literate hard-bop in the decades after its commercial peak, died on …

Jazz

A Beginner's Guide to Jazz Music

Jazz is probably one of the most daunting genres of music, in addition to being one of the hardest to initially appreciate simply due to the vastness …

Jazz

Kevin Eubanks: East West Time Line

<i>The Tonight Show</i> guitarist is back to jazz most certainly, putting two bands into action: one on original tunes and the other on creative covers.Some …

Jazz

Trumpeter Aaron Shragge mines the music of Tom Waits for his personal jazz expression

These days, Aaron Shragge plays two exotic instruments — a custom-made “dragon mouth” trumpet and shakuhachi, a Japanese flute — to help him pay …

Music

By Any Name, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda Was A Force

The music of the late Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, the wife of the jazz giant John Coltrane, has always rested somewhat in the shadows. It didn't help that she gave her career up — to become a spiritual leader.<p>But some of her Hindu-inspired recordings by this composer, pianist, organist, …

Jazz

Brad Mehldau Trio review – searching, storytelling jazz at its finest

Barbican, London Mehldau is one of the contemporary form’s great improvisers, and with Jeff Ballard and Larry Grenadier he made unexpected but riveting connections<p>South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker maintain that if two scenes in a show can’t be linked by a “but” or a “therefore” then …

Jazz

The Music of Bill Evans

Jazz Unlimited for May 21, 2017 will be “The Music if Bill Evans.” Pianist Bill Evans is arguably the most influential pianist in jazz since the …

Jazz