Joe Walsh and Bad Company Nikon at Jones Beach Theater One Hell Of A Night Tour Wantagh, NY June 14, 2016 On this pleasant mid-June Evening it was "Classic Rock Hitmakers Night" at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. Joe Walsh and Bad Company produced a relentless hit-after-hit onslaught that had the... [ read more ]
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Tord Gustavsen (with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad) Fringe Arts jny: Philadelphia, PA June 20, 2016 The music of this trio project is "a mystical and spiritual journey," m: Tord Gustavsen declared early in the set during his first-ever appearance in Philadelphia, an endeavor about... [ read more ]
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Music and the Christian Tradition are as intimately involved as making love. Since the beginning of an organized Christendom, music has been a part of the liturgy and celebration of what was to become the "Good News." Regardless of one's spiritual inclinations, this religious music looms large on th... [ read more ]
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Miles Electric Band SFJAZZ Center Bitches Brew To Tutu San Francisco, CA June 11, 2016 As part of the expansive 34th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, the cordial staff at SFJAZZ presented the outstanding Miles Electric Band in the spacious Miner Auditorium. Vincent Wilburn Jr., drummer and nephew... [ read more ]
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Stepping into the e: Green Lady Lounge feels like stepping back into the 1940s. Dim lighting, red walls, red drapes and faux-classic art lining the walls all build a classic ambiance. This must be what a jazz club in jny: Kansas City used to feel like. That's all by design. It's owne... [ read more ]
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Pianist Brad Mehldau returns with a new trio album focusing on standards and featuring his long-time collaborators.

The iconic Brad Mehldau has long been an exponent of the piano trio, building on the legacy of names like Bud Powell and Bill Evans. Once again teaming up with long-time collaborators Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard, Mehldau has focused the group's attention on standards and covers - namely blues and ballads. In fact, that's the name of the album, and it's our feature album this week on ABC Jazz!

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Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia with Pat Martino Trio Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts A String of Pearls Philadelphia, PA June 18, 2016 The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP) was founded a little over two years ago, under the direction of trumpeter m: Terell Stafford. Featuring som... [ read more ]
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Well, this is a disappointment. m: Johnny Griffin is widely regarded as one of the fastest sax players in jazz history. His reputation began with his very first album, Blue Note's Introducing Johnny Griffin in 1956. He solidified his rep the next year with a frantic three-sax attack on A... [ read more ]
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Sacred Music, that music associated with religion and religious observance, has been a fertile and endless loam of material since as early as 500 A.C.E. The Sixteen, Harry Christophers The Deer's Cry Coro Records2016 The Deer's Cry is part of the Harry Christophers and the Sixteen's 2016 Choral Pilg... [ read more ]
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Ninety-plus minutes of performances recorded live on tour in 2015, then interspersed with sounds of the planet natural (birds and thunder) and manufactured (car traffic and trains), Neil Young's double-CD Earth documents his social concerns and the synergy he's developed with his most recent accompa... [ read more ]
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About Antonio Adolfo Pianist, arranger, producer and educator Antonio Adolfo grew up in a musical family in jny: Rio de Janeiro and began his studies at the age of seven. At seventeen he was already a professional musician. His teachers include m: Deodato and Nadia Boulanger in {{jny... [ read more ]
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The Grateful Dead exhibit the positive effects of their self-imposed 1975 hiatus on Dave's Picks Volume 18 and its accompanying bonus disc recorded at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. Of course, the quietly relaxed approach to the setlist, and the choices thereon, might well be signaled by the... [ read more ]
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About Roberta Piket Born in Queens, New York, Roberta inherited a passion for music from both her parents. Her father was the Austrian composer Frederick Piket, who made significant contributions to both the musical liturgy of Reform Judaism and the concert hall with works performed by the New York... [ read more ]
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Discover Jazz Festival Burlington, Vermont June 3-12, 2016 With thirty-two years of history, the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is an avowed tradition, but those who oversee the wide variety of events that take place in Vermont's Queen City for the duration of its multiple nights regularly find a... [ read more ]
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If you are a free jazz fanatic, you probably look for those out-of-print vinyl offerings from labels like Hat Hut, FMP, Sonet, and El Saturn Records. Sadly, you would have to be either independently wealthy or Mats Gustafsson to acquire the rarest of the rare music. But take heart, there are small l... [ read more ]
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Check out this recent recording by US pianist and composer Mike Holober, who's put together a new octet!

Known for his work as a big band leader, Mike Holober returns to a smaller ensemble (an Octet down from a big band) on this release, featuring a newly assembled group. The album contains both new and old music of Holober's, as well as some works from outside the jazz canon. The band features vocals by Kate McGarry, and - recently in Australia with Wayne Shorter - the great Brian Blade on drums.

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Rahsaan Roland Kirk The Case of the Three Sided Dream Monoduo Films 2016 Rahsaan Roland Kirk as the natural successor to Bird and Coltrane? It's certainly a debatable point, and it might overlook the place of m: Sonny Rollins and m: Ornette Coleman in the evolution of saxophone... [ read more ]
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As Weather Report returned to the studio to cut their next album the band was yet again in flux. Gone from 1975's Tale Spinnin' line up were percussionist Alyrio Lima and drummer Ndugu Leon Chancler. Zawinul explained the latest comings-and-goings in a 1976 interview, "We're always happy with the gr... [ read more ]
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Every record label needs a beginning, a first release, but it is seldom that the initial release is a masterpiece. However, this is the case with Wisdom of Uncertainty, saxophonist m: David S. Ware's album from 1997, which was the inaugural release of Steven Joerg's AUM Fidelity imprint... [ read more ]
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Featured is a soon-to-be released record out of Denmark by bassist and composer Jasper Hoiby and his quintet.

Following a series of successful releases with his various trios Phronesis and Malija, Jasper Hoiby branches out on this recording with a quintet.

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