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Counting Down the Top 14 Jazz MP3s for 2014

We're counting down the top 14 MP3s featured at All About Jazz in 2014 starting with Drayen Labie's “Kissa i Lé." Readers can follow the countdown from our Download of the Day page where we'll announce the #1 downloaded track on January 2nd. Fiona Ord-Shrimpton, All About Jazz's Download of the Day editor stated, “Another year ...

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Spread Good Cheer: Support All About Jazz and Jazz Near You

Your friends at All About Jazz want to wish all our readers, especially our registered members, a joyous holiday season filled with family and fun. We have several big projects in store for 2015 including an upgraded and cross-platform version of the Jazz Near You app, a jazz wall, and a home concert initiative spanning the ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Hank Crawford

Jazz Musician of the Day: Hank Crawford

All About Jazz is celebrating Hank Crawford's birthday today! Hank Crawford was an alto sax sensation since he stepped out of the Ray Charles band back in 1963. A signature piercing, full bodied, blues, soul, and gospel drenched tone, sets him apart from the alto pack. He has an instantly recognizable voice, and his excellent choice ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Winter/spring 2015 jazz preview

Today, it's the first part of StLJN's winter/spring 2015 jazz preview, in which we bring you music videos from jazz and creative music performers who will be visiting our city in the first part of next year. First up are The Bad Plus, who will be back in St. Louis from Wednesday, January 7 through Saturday, ...

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Recent Listening In Brief…

Recent Listening In Briefâ¦

Frank Zappa (1940-1993), a gifted musician who dipped his toe into jazz, never demonstrated more than a smidgeon of what he knew about the genre. But he left us with the memorable observation, “Jazz isn’t dead. It just smells funny.” A web search shows that lesser wits have adapted Zappa’s line to all kinds of topics ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Larry Willis

Jazz Musician of the Day: Larry Willis

All About Jazz is celebrating Larry Willis' birthday today! Pianist Larry Willis has had an important and distinguished 40-year career in jazz. Since making his recording debut on Jackie McLean’s landmark 1965 album “Right Now!,” the New York-born Willis has played everything from free jazz to fusion to rock while performing as a valued sideman with ...

NEW RECORDING

Whirlwind Recordings Releases "First Meeting" By Michael Janisch, Lee Konitz, Dan Tepfer & Jeff Williams

Whirlwind Recordings Releases "First Meeting" By Michael Janisch, Lee Konitz, Dan Tepfer & Jeff Williams

Whirlwind Recordings releases First Meeting: Live in London, Volume 1, a collaborate album by Lee Konitz, Michael Janisch, Dan Tepfer and Jeff Williams. Recorded live in London at the Pizza Express Jazz Club. ABOUT THE ALBUM Lee Konitz is “one of the most consistently brilliant, adventurous and original improvisers in the jazz tradition" (John Zorn). His ...

PERFORMANCE

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, December 19-25

For likely the first time ever, the Twin Cities jazz scene will be broadly represented in the release of a CD sampling 13 working bands on Saturday night. It's wedged into an otherwise busy jazz week — Debbie Duncan at Parma, Donald Washington at the Black Dog, Dean Granros at Jazz Central, Doc Severinsen at Orchestra ...


 

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