A few months shy of three years following the release of Trios (ECM, 2013), composer/keyboardist and NEA Jazz Master Carla Bley returns with Andando el Tiempo, an album of largely introspective music that shares much with its predecessor, but also acts as a flip side of the same coin. Like Trios, An... [ read more ]
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About Boris Savoldelli: Boris is a vocal performer with a brilliant personality. He's always been in love with his "vocal instrument" and its extraordinary possibilities. He loves to find different original ways of singing, due to his eclectic background, from classical studies to jazz singing (than... [ read more ]
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Mostly Other People Do the Killing Philadelphia Art AlliancePhiladelphia, PA February 15, 2016 "If mostly other people do the killing I guess that means it's sometimes us," replied bassist m: Moppa Elliot in response to the inevitable question about the name of his band. Though many consi... [ read more ]
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The Israeli-born multi-instrumentalist Anat Cohen takes inspiration from Brazil on her most recent recording.

As well as penning her own Latin-tinged tunes, Anat Cohen has reworked a selection of compositions from some of the masters of South American music, including Milton Nascimento and Severino Araujo.

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Wynton Marsalis Quintet The Palace Theater Stamford, CT April 30, 2016 There are expectations baked into a live performance from the caliber of a Wynton Marsalis. An artist who has won a Pulitzer Prize for Music, nine GRAMMY awards, serves as the Director of Jazz studies at Juilliard and is actively... [ read more ]
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2015 saw six releases by tenor saxophonist m: Ivo Perelman. It's early in 2016, and we already have five new releases. At this pace, one can only hope for five more. Certainly, noting the combinations of players presented here and the high level of improvisation, there could easily be te... [ read more ]
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The history of jazz has been one of fusion. Its musicians and composers have continually drawn upon a huge range of different musics to create the rich and diverse tapestry that is world jazz today. Jazz is an evolving tradition of music-making. And how often, in the life stories of individual jazz... [ read more ]
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m: Avataar Petal Self-Produced 2016 While growing up in the Northern Ontario mining town of Sunbury, he was known as "Sam." But in his early twenties, Sundar Viswanathan reconnected with his Indian name and heritage, and, through several conservatory courses spanning North Indian classic... [ read more ]
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Get the latest from Generations in Jazz 2016 in Mt. Gambier, SA - one of the largest gatherings of jazz students and bands in Australia.

Generations in Jazz runs from May 6 to 8, 2016, in Mount Gambier, South Australia. More than 5000 students are set to descend on the rural township to perform, learn and share music. There are a number of big names also on the bill, including the One O'Clock Lab Band from North Texas State University, Troy Roberts, Wycliffe Gordon, The Idea of NorthJames Morrison (pictured) and Kate Ceberano - to name a few.

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About Michael Joseph Harris Michael Joseph Harris began playing guitar at age 12. At 16 he won accolades as a jazz guitarist with the Downbeat Magazine award-winning Chantilly High Jazz Band. He studied with guitarist Rick Whitehead during high school and Jack Petersen at North Texas State Universit... [ read more ]
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Two different approaches to the trio, led by veteran ECM bandleaders. Big band composer/pianist m: Carla Bley continues her recent run of chamber ensemble recordings, reconvening her trio with saxophonist m: Andy Sheppard and bassist m: Steve Swallow, most recently h... [ read more ]
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The Bad Plus and Joshua Redman The Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, Michigan April 23, 2016 Over the course of some twenty years, The Bad Plus has honed its own brand of music making, tapping into a plethora of styles and grooves to develop their own musical hybrid. Pianist m: Ethan Iverson, bas... [ read more ]
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Peter Murphy (le) Poisson Rouge New York, NY April 22, 2016 Peter Murphy is an icon, a chameleon who often sheds one creative skin in favor of a deeper layer. The 58-year- old has worn many hats through the years, from reigning as the vocalist of Bauhaus, a solo artist, collaborator with Mick Karn i... [ read more ]
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It's a rare musician who can find ways to excel in multiple contexts, but saxophonist/composer Jon Irabagon is just such an artist. His timeline contains entries as collaborator as well as leader and his respective contributions are equally distinctive, suggesting his humility is equaled only by his... [ read more ]
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