Articles tagged bill evans, jazz

Moon Hotel Lounge Project: Into the Ojalá

This is easy-listening jazz suited for the dentist’s chair, the office elevator, the telephone while on hold, or a nice romantic evening featuring candlelight and a good home cooked meal with your significant other.

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26 Apr 2011 // 11:30 AM

Smithsonian box set documents jazz from 1917 to 2003

Jazz can be as intimidating to the newcomer as it is fascinating to the aficionado. The sheer vastness of the music provokes the question: Where

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Abbey Lincoln and Archie Shepp: Painted Lady

Abbey Lincoln and Archie Shepp made Painted Lady together in 1987. Or maybe it was 1980. This is a 2008 import released in 2011. Confused yet?

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Fred Hersch: Alone at the Vanguard

Fred Hersch has been described as a poet of the piano. This live recording shows why.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band: American Legacies

American Legacies pairs New Orleans jazz with traditional bluegrass for the sound of the saints marching in to Kentucky. You'll want to be in that number.

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Billy Bang: Goodbye and Rest in Peace

The more I think about the recently-deceased Billy Bang, the more I'm convinced his life is the kind of story someone should write a novel about. Except someone already did: Billy Bang did, and his novel was his life, and his life's story is articulated in his music. And his music lives on.

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Lineup of musicians in place for 2011 Detroit International Jazz Festival

DETROIT — One of the programming deficiencies that Terri Pontremoli began addressing when she assumed command of the Detroit International Jazz Festival in 2007 was that many

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Lee Shaw: Together Again - Live at the Egg and Live at Art Gallery Reutlingen

Jazz pianist Lee Shaw releases two live albums, one an innovative summit with a famous protégé. The other sounds like she and her band are ready to nod off.

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11 Apr 2011 // 9:58 PM

Chris Parrello: Things I Wonder

Manhattan guitarist Chris Parrello throws diverse but not disparate styles together on his debut album.

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Adam Pieronczyk: Komeda – The Innocent Sorcerer

It's an inspired move -- this tribute to an elder statesman of Polish jazz while managing to keep a unique style intact.

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Steven Lugerner: Narratives/These Are the Words

The ghosts of Torah past and third-stream present flow together on Steven Lugerner's double album.

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Nostalgia 77: The Sleepwalking Society

This is music best appreciated with a martini glass in your hand, though the concoction should definitely be stirred and not shaken.

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Weasel Walter / Mary Halvorson / Peter Evans: Electric Fruit

Have you ever dropped everything simply to appreciate how many different sounds exist in the world?

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Paolo Fresu: Mistico Mediterraneo

Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu looks to a neighboring island for his latest collaboration of horn, bandoneon, and archaic voices.

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Gerald Cleaver’s Uncle June Ensemble: Be It As I See It

This album is really scattered, but we are all the better for it.

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Joel Harrison String Choir: The Music of Paul Motian

This chamber music tribute to the music of Paul Motian deserves more discussion than it will likely receive.

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15 Mar 2011 // 9:00 AM

Bud Powell: Un Poco Loco

In between stays at mental institutions for schizophrenia, Powell left behind a remarkable legacy. Sadly, he hasn’t received the same widespread admiration that his close friend Thelonious Monk secured. But to true fans of the jazz genre, Powell is revered.

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Kermit Driscoll - Reveille (video)

Don't call him just-a-bassist!

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Brad Mehldau: Live in Marciac

Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau takes the stage solo in south France, where all of his talents are laid bare for all to see and hear.

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3 Mar 2011 // 5:02 AM

Dave Douglas in 2011

Spark of Being live, composition workshop, upcoming mobile release.

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