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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The 2016 Freedman Jazz Fellowship finalists have been announced! There are 3 finalists this year who will perform at the Sydney Opera House.

Following a lengthy nomination process, we now have three finalists for this year's Freedman Jazz Fellowship. They are:

Luke Sweeting; piano (ACT, currently based in Sydney - pictured)
Joe O'Connor; piano (QLD, currently based in Melbourne)
James McLean; drums (currently based in Melbourne)

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The Young Women's Jazz Workshops are a course for emerging female artists, and they're back again for 2016 in Sydney, Perth & now Canberra!

SIMA has announced the 2016 Young Women's Jazz Workshops, and are welcoming a new city into the fold this year: Canberra. As well as taking place in Sydney and Perth, the ACT course will be overseen by guitarist Jess Green, who has recently relocated back to the nation's capital.

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This week, we're sampling a new duo record from two US studio heavyweights - Bob James and Nathan East.

Bob James (piano) is one of the fathers of smooth jazz - and before you make a judgement on that sub-genre, consider the fact that James' early albums became a staple for hip hop producers around the globe, with his early LPs now being highly collectable! Nathan East (bass) is also an incredibly acomplished bassist, having recorded on countless albums as a session musician.

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Featured on ABC Jazz is a new album by French/American harmonica player Yvonnick Prene, recorded in NYC.

Originally from France and now residing in New York City, Yvonnick Prene has been busy recording his fourth CD with local musicians Peter Bernstein, Jared Gold and Allan Mednard. It's not often we get to hear jazz harmonica, so definately keep an ear our for this release!

Tracks in this feature

1. 'Blues Come Down The Seine'
2. 'Looking Up'
3. 'Breathe'
4. 'Got To Go' (M. Alexander)
5. 'Mr Tix'
6. 'The Comedian'
7. 'Armorica'
8. 'As Night Falls'

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These days the genre of desert blues boasts one of the most vibrant music movements around the world. The bands and musicians that are part of this genre come from an area that is spread across Western Africa that stretches from Mali to Libya gathering people of various ethnic groups. Artists such a... [ read more ]
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Concluding a reissue program begun in 2011, the Real Gone Music release of Grateful Dead Dick's Picks Volume One brings fitting perspective to a series that, in more ways than one, created a template for archiving an artist's work. And in an unusual approach that is peculiarly appropriate to the min... [ read more ]
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While so many singer-songwriters of the past 50 years have been covered time and again-even fostering tribute bands that recreate the live experience as close to perfection as possible-one of the most important, groundbreaking and forward-thinking songwriters of the past five decades has, for the mo... [ read more ]
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Recently, I had to admit to myself that: (1) I will not live forever, and because of Number 1, (2) Not listen to all the music there is, and (3) not read all of the books on my list. Well, I am trying to bring up the rear on this latter point reviewing books by two prominent music writers, Ted Gioia... [ read more ]
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Whether or not you speak Italian, know that Italians are fluent in the language of jazz music. Traditional Italian record labels like Black Saint, Soul Note, CAM Jazz, and Splash(h) Records, have paved the way for a deep and rich pool of artists worth your attention. Via Veneto Jazz and Jando Music... [ read more ]
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Andy Milne and Dapp Theory SOUTH Jazz Kitchen Philadelphia, PA May 11, 2016 Venues can be a boon to a jazz show, or a detriment. Seeing Andy Milne and Dapp Theory in the moderately upscale (yet warm and inviting) digs at South turned out to be a huge plus for the evening, but initially, skepticism l... [ read more ]
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New music this week on ABC Jazz out of the Netherlands, with pianist/composer Wolfert Brederode's latest CD.

Following a string of quartet recordings on ECM, Wolfert Brederode now sets his focus on a trio - forming a new band with bassist Gulli Gudmundsson and drummer Jasper van Hulten. The album's called Black Ice, and is once again an ECM release.

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