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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 ...

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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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Jazz Arts Group/Columbus Jazz Orchestra Present A "Supreme" Evening With Mary Wilson In "Motown Medley" - Sept. 19-20

Columbus, OH – The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is pleased to open its 2014-15 Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) season at the historic Lincoln Theatre with a Motor City celebration featuring the legendary Mary Wilson of The Supremes in “Motown Medley” (September 19-20, 2014). Filling the charts with thirty-three Top 40 hits, Mary Wilson lived ...

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Soft Machine Legend Hugh Hopper 10-CD Set Of Unreleased Recordings To Be Released By Gonzo Multimedia

Soft Machine Legend Hugh Hopper 10-CD Set Of Unreleased Recordings To Be Released By Gonzo Multimedia

London, UK - Hugh Hopper and Soft Machine fans worldwide are rejoicing to the news of the pending release of HUGH HOPPER - DEDICATED TO HUGH, a 10-CD Archival Celebration of the music of bass guitarist, composer, Hugh Hopper comprised of previously unreleased Hi-Fidelity recordings. Compiled by Michael King, a Canadian Hugh Hopper Scholar, the CDs ...

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Musician, Singer, And Songwriter, Lilla Releases Her Second Album, “the Awakening"

Musician, singer, and songwriter, Lilla releases her second album, “The Awakening,” just one week after graduating from Berklee College of Music. A unique blend of soul, hip hop, jazz, and reggae, The Awakening is reminiscent of music from a young Erykah Badu or Sade. Lilla’s music evokes the listener’s consciousness, her sultry and soulful vocals clearly ...

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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 ...

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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 ...


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