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Jazz Musician of the Day: Horace Silver

Jazz Musician of the Day: Horace Silver

All About Jazz is celebrating Horace Silver's birthday today! When Horace Silver once wrote out his rules for musical composition (in the liner notes to the 1968 record, Serenade to a Soul Sister), he expounded on the importance of “meaningful simplicity." The pianist could have just as easily been describing his own life. For more than ...

CONTEST/GIVEAWAY

Enter the "Michael Carvin Experience - Flash Forward" Giveaway!

Enter the "Michael Carvin Experience - Flash Forward" Giveaway!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the Motema Music “Michael Carvin Experience - Flash Forward“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on September 29th. Click here to enter the contest (Tracking Michael Carvin at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck!
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CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

13 CD Discoveries of the Week

Apologies for the delay in hipping you to my favorite CDs. It has been tough keeping up with all the incoming discs and carving out time to audit and review. So I think I'll try an experiment—keeping reviews a little tighter. Here are 13 CDs that knocked me out that I think you'll enjoy: Freda Payne—Come ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Jazz Crooner Spencer Day's New CD Receives Rave Reviews

Jazz Crooner Spencer Day's New CD Receives Rave Reviews

jny: San Francisco, CA - The music press worldwide is buzzing with excitement about the release of jazz/pop crooner Spencer Day's critically acclaimed CD Daybreak! Spencer Day is widely regarded for his original songs that blend compelling melodies, smart lyrics and lush arrangements. Audiences around the world have enthusiastically supported Spencer for over ten years at ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Firebird (Single Release) By Kansas City-Based Saxophonist/Composer Christopher Burnett

Firebird (Single Release) By Kansas City-Based Saxophonist/Composer Christopher Burnett

jny: Kansas City, MO: BurnettMusic.com and the Artists Recording Collective LLC are pleased to present “Firebird" (single release) ARC-2581 from the forthcoming album by Christopher L. Burnett, BMI. “Firebird”, the first single, was released on Monday, September 1st exclusively at iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play and CD Baby. The CD Baby download features the highly recommended ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Art Pepper

Jazz Musician of the Day: Art Pepper

All About Jazz is celebrating Art Pepper's birthday today! Alto Saxophonist Art Pepper, a native of Gardena California, played in the overtly emotional manner that came to define the West Coast style. His solo approach was always passionate, from early recordings made with Stan Kenton\'s orchestra during his years with the band (1943 and 1946-52) and ...

PERFORMANCE/TOUR

Jeff Beck Soldiers On!

Jeff Beck Soldiers On!

Jeff Beck is 70 years old. Most people that age are in a nursing home... Jeff is center stage with a white Stratocaster ripping through yet another tour de force of rock royalty. Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut (August 31, 2014) provided the battleground for perhaps the greatest living rock guitarist on this planet. The tour ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Al Belletto: 'Sounds and Songs'

Al Belletto: 'Sounds and Songs'

In the 10-inch jazz LP era between 1952 and 1955, record companies were hungry for arrangers who could write for small groups. With the longer recording format, labels needed to fill out albums without breaking the bank on large bands. So they sought out arrangers who could make 5 to 10 instruments swing and sound twice ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tineke Postma

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tineke Postma

All About Jazz is celebrating Tineke Postma's birthday today! Tineke Postma is an internationally acknowleged active jazzsaxophonist. During her college years at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she received two scolarships to study at the Manhattan School for Music in New York, where she was taught by Dick Oatts, David Liebman and Chris Potter. In 2003, Tineke ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Paul "The Headhunter" Jackson Is Back Big With New Album "Groove Or Die" on November 3

Paul "The Headhunter" Jackson Is Back Big With New Album "Groove Or Die" on November 3

“This is the first recording of the Paul Jackson Trio; it is something old and something new, and everything that I love to play. I’m playing with excellent musicians that are like my family and I hope everyone can enjoy this music as much as I do playing it. Love to you all!” —Paul Jackson Whirlwind ...


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