Undoubtedly, one of the most potent expression of German experimental music came from the band Can, a group of highly experienced composer-musicians formed in Cologne in the year of 1968. The band had a totally unique approach towards everything it created. Its music had its own basis from an ethnic... [ read more ]
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Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies: Sullivan Stadium, July 2, 1989 Palace 9 CinemasSouth Burlington, VT May 11, 2016 The sixth annual Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies constitutes the third 're-run' of a sort within the series. The previous five yearly film showings of the iconic band traversed t... [ read more ]
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"As above, so below" --Hermes Trismegistus A warning: this article is worth reading only if you believe, as I do, that jazz is not just a form of entertainment, but an art form that has deep significance for our lives and contributes to our search for meaning. I fully appreciate the value of "diggin... [ read more ]
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Anderson Ponty Band Boulder Theater Boulder, CO May 4, 2016 Some collaborations are inevitable; Ella and Louie, Tedeschi and Trucks, peanut butter and chocolate. Others are not so obvious; Plant and Krause, m: Wynton Marsalis and m: Willie Nelson, pineapple and pizza (OK, mayb... [ read more ]
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Tony Bennett and His Quartet Chenery Auditorium Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival Kalamazoo, MI May 7, 2016 You could sense it. Here was an artist who was the last man standing from an era that covered anything and everyone, from Gershwin to Gaga. With an accent on George. {{m: Tony... [ read more ]
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Tony Bennett and His Quartet Chenery Auditorium Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival Kalamazoo, MI May 7, 2016 You could sense it. Here was an artist who was the last man standing from an era that covered anything and everyone, from Gershwin to Gaga. With an accent on George. {{m: Tony... [ read more ]
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Abdullah Ibfahim SFJAZZ San Francisco, CA April 29-30, 2016 At 81, pianist m: Abdullah Ibrahim, is still going strong, something he proved during a remarkable tour-de-force performance which spanned four nights at e: SFJAZZ in San Francisco. For the first two evenings (Thursda... [ read more ]
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Featured on ABC Jazz this week is a new recording from the Canadian pianist and composer - Renee Rosnes.

Renee Rosnes joined a cast of fellow Northern Americans across the border in New York to record her new work 'The Galapagos Suite.' The compositions within the suite are inspired by the origins of planet Earth and the theory of Evolution, with Galapagos being divided into seven sections, each representing various historical and scientific pillars.

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Nik BA rtsch's Mobile Rubin Museum Of Art New York, NY May 6, 2016 Having seen Nik BA rtsch's Ronin live (albeit eight years ago), listened to Continuum and read the detailed review which notes the differences between the groups, did not lessen the impact of Mobile in concert. The venue was perfect... [ read more ]
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The Balance Point Acoustics label was set up by double bassist m: Damon Smith in 2001 to document his own music. In the years since, the label has issued a steady stream of recordings, most featuring Smith. Significantly, the first of the label's releases not to include the bassist was th... [ read more ]
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The 2016 Jazz "Bell" Award Nominations have been announced! The awards are held annually, and seek to celebrate the best in Aussie jazz.

Named in recognition of the late Graeme Bell, the jazz "Bell" awards recognise and encourage excellence in the performance, creativity, recording and presentation of jazz in Australia. This year's awards include 7 categories, with nominees being elected by members of the Australian Jazz Academy. Here are the 2016 nominees...

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Bray Jazz Various venues jny:Bray, Ireland April 29 -May 1, 2016 With first-rate music festivals mushrooming all over Ireland, Bray Jazz remains a highlight in a crowded calendar. Now in its seventeenth year, Bray Jazz' tried and tested format strikes a pleasing balance musically, with jazz, fol... [ read more ]
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Sari Kessler The Kitano New York May 5, 2016 On May 5, 2016, Sari Kessler led a multitalented ensemble at the Kitano in celebration of her first album, Do Right. Yet from the way the New York-based singer carried herself, one would've thought it was her fifth. Slowly but surely, Kessler has been car... [ read more ]
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Is there anything new to say about a jazz classic that features one of the greatest two-horn tandems ever to lay down a blue note? How about this: You must own this record. Period. I suspect that everyone with even a passing interest in jazz owns m: Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, the best-sel... [ read more ]
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Aaron Parks Group SOUTH Jazz Kitchen Philadelphia, PA May 4, 2016I apologize in advance if the following descriptions come off as grandiose. But regarding the Aaron Parks Group, anything that doesn't walk the line of hyperbole feels like an undersell. They were one of the most exciting acts I've had... [ read more ]
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About Chuck Redd Chuck Redd is an internationally well-known performer on both drums and vibraphone. He began his career when he joined the m: Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21. He also became a member of the Great Guitars (m: Barney Kessel, Byrd, and m: Herb Ellis... [ read more ]
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With the resurgence of the LP being what it is today, it should come as no surprise that some entrepreneur would decide to establish a subscription series solely devoted to music pressed on vinyl. In an era of grassroots projects and self-starters, the time had come for such a project, a point not l... [ read more ]
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Pat Metheny The Unity Sessions e: Nonesuch Records 2016 What's in a name? First there was the Unity Band in 2012; after several years of collaborations, solo work and small ensembles, the ever-restless m: Pat Metheny decided it was time for a steady quartet of his own again. Th... [ read more ]
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Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day By Day, Night After Night Craig Hopkins 424 Pages ISBN: 978-0-9654927-2-0 Self Published 2008 Blues/rock guitarist m: Stevie Ray Vaughan had "IT." What this is has little directly to do with his tone, monster technique, clothing choices or even stage presence. Thi... [ read more ]
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Center City Jazz Festival Philadelphia, PA April 30, 2016 "The Fifth Annual Center City Jazz Festival is officially sold out!" Thus tweeted a spokesperson from @ccjazzfest two days before the start of jny:Philadelphia's annual celebration (most likely its founder, local trombonist {{m: Ernest St... [ read more ]
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