On September 2, the eclectic and progressive post-modern jazz group Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey will embark on a 34-city North American tour in support of their new EP, One Day In Brooklyn. The tour commences in the band’s home state of Oklahoma, drifts south into neighboring Texas before heading west [...]Read more >>
On August 11, MAMA Records released Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge’s The Comet’s Tail: Playing the Compositions of Michael Brecker. Under the direction of Owen, the disc features the eminently swinging 17-piece Jazz Surge alongside longtime Brecker collaborators such as Joe Lovano, Mike Stern, Mike Mainieri, Dave Liebman, Adam [...]Read more >>
On September 20, during the third and final night of the 52nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, legendary pianist Dave Brubeck will have something in common with Bonnie Raitt, Sting, Loretta Lynn and Gloria and Emilio Estefan: an honorary Ph.D. in music from Berklee College of Music. Berklee President Roger Brown [...]Read more >>
As John Coltrane continued his journey into freer forms of pure, ecstatic expression, he would not be accompanied by the musicians with whom he had forged such an indelible bond during the span of five remarkable years. The music grew so wild that pianist McCoy Tyner and drummer Elvin Jones [...]Read more >>
British-born guitarist Peter White is as soft-spoken as his renowned acoustic riffs. Over the past couple of decades, he’s quietly recorded a dozen solo albums that appeal to a crowd attuned to Earl Klugh and the gentler side of Pat Metheny. White’s latest release, Good Day (Peak Records), is a [...]Read more >>
Were Lester Young still alive today, he would be a couple weeks short of his 100th birthday. As it is, the trailblazing tenorman died just over 50 years ago, in March 1959. Still, the very fact that the saxophonist would’ve turned 100 on August 27 was reason enough for the [...]Read more >>
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