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Sly & Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvaer: Nordub — ‘reggae bounce, moody layers’

<b>Sly & Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvaer</b><p>(OKeh Records)<p>Drummer Sly Dunbar and bass guitarist Robbie Shakespeare are the great rhythm section whose work …

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5 live sounds: Calgary concerts you won't want to miss in the week ahead

The Black Hen Roadshow flies into the Ironwood, while the Calgary Jazz Orchestra goes 8-bit.<b>Friday: Steve Dawson’s Black Hen Roadshow Vol. 3</b><br>Dawson’s …

Sam Smith

2018-19 jazz season unveiled at the Irvine Barclay Theatre

The Irvine Barclay Theatre has announced its 2018-19 jazz series, and it looks as if the 752-seat venue has stepped up its game.<p>Kicking off the festivities is the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on Oct. 2. The acclaimed group will perform the music of Duke Ellington.<p>Next up is …

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Arturo O'Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday, May 9, 2018<p>7:30 pm<p>Bing Concert Hall - Configuration: End Stage Map<p><i>Sponsored by:<br>Stanford Live</i><p>The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra of pianist …

Stanford University

Lucia Cadotsch and Kyle Eastwood among the corking capers at Geneva's Cully Jazz

"There will never be peace until God is seated at the conference table", sang the <b>Blind Boys of Alabama</b>. Given our proximity to Geneva and the backlog …

Spices

You can never have too much tuba

April 19, 2018<p>Burning Brass ensemble formed to showcase the talents of players of some real heavy metal (instruments)<p>Burning Brass turns it up to …

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Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective Play Come to 'Jazz Club' At The Soraya

Blanchard layers funky grooves and R&B to send a powerful political message. Committed to healing through music, he and the E-Collective created …

Staten Island

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – April 2018

Cecil Taylor died on April 5, less than two weeks after his 89th birthday. It would be impossible to condense his artistry into this intro, so I’m …

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Jim Brown, Maurice Clarett, Andy Geiger, jazz, race and basketball: Bill Livingston

CLEVELAND, Ohio - A past moment, as checkered as America's increasingly uneasy black and white race relations, came to mind the other day.<p>In 2002-03, …

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Miles Davis and John Coltrane's 'Final Tour' live box set a fascinating musical clash of the titans

A literal storm was brewing when Miles Davis performed a pair of remarkable San Diego shows on the same night at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay in …

Soul Music

Jazz artists Herb Alpert and Lani Hall play in Cranston | videos

Husband-and-wife duo will perform at Park Theatre.<p>Music is the first thing Herb Alpert thinks about when he awakens. Sometimes strings of notes come …

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Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize sparks lively — and at times snobby — conversations on the aesthetics of music

If a sampling of some classical music aesthetes on social media is to be believed, April 16 marked the day the music died.<p>A rapper — a rapper! — named Kendrick Lamar was placed on a pedestal as the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in music, joining geniuses of American composition including Aaron …

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Avishai Cohen Quartet, Ronnie Scott’s, London — a shape-shifting soundscape

The muted balladry, pirouetting lines and pithy rhythmic stabs of the Miles Davis aesthetic are cornerstones of contemporary jazz trumpet, from …

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Hugh Masekela: Masekela 66-76 review – crammed with great music

(Wrasse/Chisa Records)<p>When Hugh Masekela died in January this year, he was rightly revered as one of Africa’s finest musicians, a trumpeter and flugelhorn player, singer and songwriter who blended jazz with South African styles, and used his music to battle apartheid.<p>His early career was not easy, …

Music

Dogfish Head creates special Flaming Lips, Firefly festival beers for Record Store Day

Dogfish Head's new beer has a whiff of the Flaming Lips.

Beer

Vince Power: 'I’ve had three recessions but I never stopped playing music'

<b>“I’VE had a really good time, it’s better than working for a living.”</b><p>Music promoter Vince Power is in fine fiddle when we catch up to talk about life …

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Trumpeter Jimmy Smith of Detroit's Hughes-Smith Quintet Plugs Neon Jazz

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Jazz Setlist, April 19-21: April Showers Edition

<b>Thursday, April 19</b><p>D.C. puts quite some celebrating into Jazz Appreciation Month, also known in some quarters as #JAZZApril. It’s the month in which …

Washington D.C.

Diverse musicians connect and create to the sound of one beat

Slovakian violinist Jan Kruzliak showed his virtuosity alongside Russian drummer Sergey Balashov. Their Balkan groove was complemented by the sounds …

Business (South Africa)

Alton's 'Small Business Revolution' began before Hulu started filming

When Lauren Pattan and James Rogalsky started looking for a building to house their brewery, they didn’t plan to move from St. Louis to Alton, where …

St. Louis

Stars and students pay tribute to piano giant Willie Pickens

How deeply did Chicago – and the world of jazz – love and admire pianist Willie Pickens?<p>The answer was obvious and pervasive Wednesday night at the Studebaker Theater, where musicians from across Chicago and around the country celebrated what would have been the virtuoso’s 87th birthday.<p>Pickens’ …

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Hot Milwaukee concert tickets on sale this week

None<p>Belinda Carlisle of The Go-Go's headlines the Retro Futura tour stop at the Pabst Theater Aug. 1. Tickets are $49.50 to $159. ABC, Modern English …

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Anteloper (Jaimie Branch and Jason Nazary) - Kudu (2018) | Something Else!

Share this:<p>This electro-acoustic encounter of a trumpeter out of the vibrant Chicago avant jazz scene and a drummer with a solid reputation for …

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The Samuel Torres Super Band Brings ALEGRIA To Aaron Davis Hall, 5/18

The Samuel Torres Super Band will bring the dynamic and infectious sound of Latin jazz to Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. with the …

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How Lee Morgan Became Blue Note’s Hottest Teen Star With ‘The Cooker’

Lee Morgan hadn’t even celebrated his 20th birthday when he ventured into Rudy Van Gelder’s recording studio at Hackensack, New Jersey, on 29 …

Music

In pictures: Bayreuth's Margravial Opera House reopens to the public

Achim Bunz<p>The Margravial Opera House has reopened following six years of restoration. After it gained Unesco World Heritage Site status in 2012, it …

Art

Why Jazz is the Perfect Sound for DS9

“I don’t care if a dude is purple with green breath as long as he can swing.” That’s what legendary trumpeter Miles Davis said about jazz in his …

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O.C.

As a member of Brooklyn rap collective Diggin' In The Crates, Omar Credle, aka O.C., helped shape what was known as the golden age of 1990s rap. Marked by loops sourced from jazz recordings and lyrics rooted in one-upmanship, O.C's two '90s albums, <i>Word...Life</i> and <i>Jewelz</i> established him as a rapper's …

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Album of the Day: Anteloper, “Kudu”

“It may be a stupid fucking world we’re living in right now,” says Brooklyn-based trumpeter Jaimie Branch in a Bandcamp article this past December, …

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