JAZZIZ Exclusive: Anthony Strong live big band tracks

Following his 2015 big band album On a Clear Day, British jazz singer-pianist Anthony Strong showcases four live tracks recorded in concert with the Danish Radio Big Band. The stream is available…

The past, present and future of “In Movement”

In the mid-60’s, a young Jack DeJohnette attended a John Coltrane concert at a Chicago music venue. At the time, DeJohnette was a young talented composer, drummer and pianist and was making…

Count Basie Theatre to keep its name for another century

The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, will continue to keep its name for another century thanks to a new agreement struck between the nonprofit organization that runs the theater…

Carla Bley, with the passing of time

On May 6, Carla Bley celebrated her 80th birthday. Five days later, on May 11, her latest album Andando el Tiempo was released on ECM Records. Produced by Manfred Eicher, the album…

Man who stole money from Cecil Taylor jailed

Noel Muir, a Long Island contractor who lived next door to pianist Cecil Taylor, has pleaded guilty to larceny after stealing nearly $500,000 in prize money from the free-jazz legend.   Muir…

#Sinatra100 – The traumatic birth of Frank Sinatra

By Matt Micucci This year marks the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s greatest and most iconic entertainers of the twentieth century – Frank Sinatra. In this series of entries on…

Alexander Claffy – “Michelle”

Alexander Claffy, “Michelle,” from Standards: What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? Ascending bassist Alexander Claffy takes an all-encompassing approach to jazz standards, befitting that famous maxim by Dizzy Gillespie:…

Denny Seiwell Trio – “Live and Let Die”

Denny Seiwell Trio, “Live and Let Die,” from Boomerang (Quarto Valley Records) Drummer Denny Seiwell is best-known for his work as a founding member, alongside Paul McCartney, of the post-Beatles band Wings. In addition…

Marquis Hill – “Ego vs. Spirit”

Marquis Hill, “Ego vs. Spirit,” from Modern Flows Vol. II Trumpeter Marquis Hill is barely into his 30s, but like so many young players making waves on the scene today, he’s already…

Marvin Gaye's Smash Single Celebrated With New Vinyl Reissue
Marvin Gaye Smash Single Celebrated With New Vinyl Reissue

Motown/UMe has released a vinyl reissue of Marvin Gaye’s eighth album, 1968’s I Heard It Through the Grapevine, to commemorate its legendary title song’s 50th anniversary. Motown Records had originally released the…

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