A little more than three years ago, Reelin’ In The Years Productions, in conjunction with Naxos of America, Inc., released its first set of Jazz Icons DVDs. It was a great idea well executed. Basically the set comprised nine DVDs, each featuring vintage live-performance video of a different jazz artist. [...]Read more >>
Trumpeter Eddie Henderson (pictured above) and drummer Al Foster are a couple of musicians among many who will perform at the first annual Nublu Jazz Festival in November. For those unaware, Nublu is an smallish, hip venue in Manhattan’s East Village that regularly stages a wide variety of eclectic music [...]Read more >>
“Though Django and Stephane never had the opportunity to record a holiday record, we always wished they had. And operating as we do under the guiding principle of WHAT WOULD DJANGO DO? … we just had to do this.” So reads a message from the Hot Club of San Francisco [...]Read more >>
On October 20, Columbia Legacy released a two-disc DVD+CD package titled Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970. Cohen is many things – among them, a poet, novelist, songwriter, guitarist and singer – but what he’s assuredly not is a jazz musician. That said, even for a diehard [...]Read more >>
On October 6, a great wealth of jazz talent gathered at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Manhattan for “Playing Our Parts: The 2nd Annual Benefit Concert for The Jazz Foundation of America.” Among the musicians who donated their time and talent to the event were Joe Lovano (pictured here with John [...]Read more >>
Generally, Corey Harris is regarded as a bluesman. In that the 40-year-old singer/guitarist/songwriter has released a wealth of blues and blues-inflected music in his 14-year recording career, that’s an understandable assumption. But Harris has long spiced his eclectic brand of blues with musical flavors from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, [...]Read more >>
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