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Discographies at All About Jazz!

All About Jazz creates musician discographies from deep archive of album reviews and Discogs.com API. Nearly 100,000 records seed database. All About Jazz has developed a musician discography feature which allows musicians to document and promote their body of recorded work to jazz fans worldwide. “This project was part of a larger effort to help musicians ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Lacy

Jazz Musician of the Day: Steve Lacy

All About Jazz is celebrating Steve Lacy's birthday today! Steve Lacy, one of the greatest soprano saxophonists of all time and a New England Conservatory faculty member since fall 2002, died Friday [June 4th, 2004] at New England Baptist Hospital. The jazz master who once defined his profession as “combination orator, singer, dancer, diplomat, poet, dialectician, ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

It's not just David Byrne and Radiohead: Spotify, Pandora and how streaming music kills jazz and classical

More musicians are taking aim at the rates paid by Spotify and Pandora, and warning whole genres are in danger After years in which tech-company hype has drowned out most other voices, the frustration of musicians with the digital music world has begun to get a hearing. We know now that many rockers don’t like it. ...

OPINION

Spotify and the Dark Arts

Hey, my name's Alex. I rap (decently) I blog (above average) and I tweet (unsatisfactorily.) Check me out. When Coldplay announced they weren’t releasing their album on Spotify a few months back, it got me thinking; I’ve been streaming music for a couple of years now and I’ve never thought about how this is affecting everyone. ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Senzari's Musicgraph.ai Digs Deep into Music Data with Analytics and Intelligence Algorithms

Senzari continue the evolution of their MusicGraph platform with the introduction of MusicGraph.ai at the Graphlab Conference 2014. MusicGraph.ai is both a dashboard for the music data and recommendations provided by MusicGraph and also allows for deeper mining and exploration with the addition of analytics and intelligence algorithms. MusicGraph.ai is intended to make algorithmic analysis as ...

VIDEO/DVD

Videos: Peggy Lee

Last night, while doing some research on YouTube, I got hung up on Peggy Lee. First I started studying how the left corner of her mouth drops slightly when she sings. Then I watched her eyes, which always seem to be soaring back and forth on a swing. At any rate, let me share with you ...

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM

Reed Master Harvey Wainapel's "Amigos Brasileiros Vol. 2" Due For Sept. 2 Release

Reed Master Harvey Wainapel's "Amigos Brasileiros Vol. 2" Due For Sept. 2 Release

Saxophonist and clarinetist Harvey Wainapel has been dividing his time between Berkeley and Brazil for nearly 15 years now, and in the course of his expansive Brazilian travels he’s forged deep musical friendships with an array of that country’s notable composers and instrumentalists. Many of them were showcased on Wainapel’s gorgeous 2007 travelogue Amigos Brasileiros, and ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Al Di Meola

Jazz Musician of the Day: Al Di Meola

All About Jazz is celebrating Al Di Meola's birthday today!

Al Di Meola holds the most prestigious guitar awards (of any guitarist in the world) from the highest rated guitar poll in the world, Guitar Player Magazine. He has been known throughout the world for the past two and a half decades as one of the ...

TECHNOLOGY

Blue Note Records Launches New Blue Note 75 App For iPad

Blue Note Records proudly presents the Blue Note 75 app – a ground-breaking new app available exclusively for iPad that celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the legendary jazz label which has represented The Finest In Jazz Since 1939. Now available exclusively on the App Store, the app presents a new digital format – developed in partnership ...

EVENT

Patterson Blues Festival On Sat July 26 Showcases Regional And Local Talent

The annual Patterson Blues Festival features some of the best in southern blues, soul, and r&b acts locally from Tennessee as well as regional southeast acts. The 2014 festival features headliner touring act Sol Roots, Tennessee's r&b act Al Rich, harmonica master James Eddie, and more. The Patterson Blues Festival showcases fantastic music, soul food, and ...


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