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Recent Listening In Brief…

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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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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 ...

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Jazz Of "Many Colors" By Joyce Spencer New CD Pre-Order

Jazz Of "Many Colors" By Joyce Spencer  New CD Pre-Order

jny: Dallas/Ft Worth entertainer and independent recording artist, Joyce Spencer, is back with her much anticipated second CD release entitled Many Colors, bringing the many colors of jazz from traditional to contemporary and smooth to funk/fusion, along with three covers (John Coltrane, Billy Cobham and Billie Holiday) and seven original tracks. The original music, including lyrics, ...

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Soaring Music Launches Bassist Greg Nathan's Website in Support of "I'll Think Of Something"

Soaring Music Launches Bassist Greg Nathan's Website in Support of "I'll Think Of Something"

Greg Nathan, son of Charles Nathan, (songwriter who penned the music to Perry Como's 1953 hit, “Say Your Mine Again,") and Tonie Nathan, (the first woman in history of the United States to receive an electoral vote for U.S. Vice President while running on the 1972 Libertarian Party ticket,) has opened a website to facilitate holiday ...

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Saxophonist Anton Schwartz's "Flash Mob" Featured on the All About Jazz Home Page

Saxophonist Anton Schwartz's "Flash Mob" Featured on the All About Jazz Home Page

Don't miss one of the best jazz CDs of 2014! Available for a full week on the All About Jazz home page. Look for the Flash Mob SoundCloud player directly under the Featured Stories box Anton Schwartz's first solo release in seven years, Flash Mob, had a long Top Ten run on the U.S. Jazz Radio ...

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17 Boxed-Set Discoveries

Earlier this week I featured my favorite new CD discoveries. Today, my favorite boxed sets from 2014 in a range of genres, from country and jazz to rock and folk, for those still looking for a gift idea... Ronnie Milsap: The RCA Albums Collection (Sony). I like my Nashville country straight up. Because I'm a romantic, ...

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Jacky Terrasson Set To Make His Impulse! Label Debut With February 24 Release Of "Take This"

Jacky Terrasson Set To Make His Impulse! Label Debut With February 24 Release Of "Take This"

ACCLAIMED PIANIST TO CELEBRATE WITH SHOWS MARCH 13-15 AT DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER IN NYC Pianist/composer Jacky Terrasson makes his Impulse! label debut with the February 24, 2015 release of Take This, a sparkling new album that captures the quintessence of his multifaceted musical makeup, which draws upon modern post-bop, pop, hip-hop, ...

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Bassist/Composer Mark Wade Debuts With "Event Horizon," Feb. 17

Bassist/Composer Mark Wade Debuts With "Event Horizon," Feb. 17

Bassist Mark Wade takes the art of the trio to brilliant new heights with his debut recording Event Horizon, to be released February 17, 2015 by his Mark Wade Music imprint. Working with trio-mates Tim Harrison, piano, and Scott Neumann, drums, Wade shines as an instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader. “I always loved listening to great piano ...


 

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