Articles tagged jazz

8 Apr 2016 // 9:28 AM

Colin Stetson - “SORROW III” (Singles Going Steady)

The track isn't merely about "sorrow", that passing sentiment of unhappiness that always allows recovery; rather, it is about this sentiment amplified tenfold.

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Colin Stetson: SORROW - A Reimagining of Górecki’s Third Symphony

Saxophonist Colin Stetson focuses on leading over playing here, assembles a group and building compositions with them to both honor a classic work and render it entirely new.

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We Are the Hope: An Interview With Jazz Master Wynton Marsalis

Marsalis speaks to PopMatters about The Absynnian Mass, his inspirations, compositional techniques, and the reason he plays music.

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Don Cheadle Adds Jazz Legend Miles Davis to His Gallery of Portraits

Years in development, Miles Ahead was produced, co-written and directed by Don Cheadle, who also stars as Davis.

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‘Miles Ahead’ Ponders Miles Davis’ Lost Years

Ponder this reality for a moment: Don Cheadle needs a white co-star in order to make a movie about Miles Davis.

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Marco Benevento: The Story of Fred Short

Benevento has shown us how he can do as a keyboardist and composer, and it's disappointing to hear less than that on a new album.

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Gregory Porter - “Don’t Lose Your Steam” (Singles Going Steady)

Gregory Porter has his eyes on the good things in life and uses his voice to remind us of their presence.

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‘Born To Be Blue’ Props Up the Cult of the Intuitive Genius

This film slyly suggests that even Chet Baker himself couldn’t quite work out who ‘Chet Baker: Jazz Legend’ might or should be.

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Aruán Ortiz Trio: Hidden Voices

Ortiz is a percussive pianist, but in all that power Hidden Voices never loses a sense of nuance and discovery.

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23 Mar 2016 // 11:14 AM

Maylight - “Heavy Artillery” (Singles Going Steady)

Resembling an amalgam of future-funk and experimental jazz, "Heavy Artillery" follows Lizzy Parks' sultry vocal performance through a contracting fog of electronic whirrings and lounge-room bass.

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Grace Kelly - “Blues For Harry Bosch” (Mocean Worker Remix) (video) (premiere)

Twenty-three-year-old jazz saxophonist and singer Grace Kelly creates compelling music for Amazon's Bosch TV show.

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21 Mar 2016 // 10:45 AM

Luciana Souza Sings, If Not Speaks, in Tongues

Drawing from jazz, samba, funk, Afro-pop and more, Speaking in Tongues delights in any language, with or without words.

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Matt Kane and the Kansas City Generations Sextet: Acknowledgement

Longtime New Yorker Matt Kane returns to his Midwestern roots to celebrate three jazz giants of the Show Me State.

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18 Mar 2016 // 11:30 AM

Terrace Martin - “Think of You” (Singles Going Steady)

"Think of You" is a beautiful, dreamy slice of heaven.

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Come to Dada: Maestro Gamin’s Hip-Hop Surrealism

Maestro Gamin's surreal and irregular grooves court hip-hop culture as much as they do jazz, his music transmitting from some Dadaist aperture of sound.

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Ryan Keberle and Catharsis: Azul Infinito

South American music and jazz brilliantly merged by one of our best trombonists with the help of rising star vocalist Camila Meza

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Esperanza Spalding: Emily’s D+Evolution

The jazz singer and bassist -- and former Grammy "Best New Artist" -- has created a beyond category masterpiece that sounds better than if Joni Mitchell hired Living Colour as her band and then grafted it all onto a hip-hop sensibility of sorts.

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Sonny Sharrock: Ask the Ages

Hey, CD collectors -- if you're still out there, here's some news to make you smile: Sonny Sharrock's Ask the Ages has been reissued.

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8 Mar 2016 // 3:05 AM

Dr. Lonnie Smith: Evolution

One of the kings of the Hammond B-3 returns with one of his best outings yet, returning to the label that launched his career after a 46-year absence.

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Arturo O’Farrill Sextet: Boss Level

Arturo O'Farrill lets loose with his sons on his new Afro-Latin jazz release.

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Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

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"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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