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7 hrs ago | Keyboard Magazine

Max Middleton exclusive interview

Of all the keyboard players who rose to fame in the 1970s, Max Middleton just might be the most important one you've never heard of.


Related Topix: Rough and Ready, CA, Jazz, Bill Evans, Blues, Black Entertainment, Ray Charles, Keith Jarrett

Sun Aug 17, 2014

New Yorker

Weekend Reading: A Writer's Long-Delayed Return, Lewis Lapham on Thelonious Monk, and More

This weekend, the remains of Nat Nakasa, a black South African journalist who committed suicide in New York in 1965 at the age of twenty-eight, will be exhumed for a long-delayed return to his home country.


Related Topix: Jazz, Journalism, Suicide


More Than the Rainbow DVD Review

Nobody wants to drive a cab forever. As a New York City cab driver, Matt Weber has seen a lot of the city and fortunately was able to capture the sweet and the sour on film.


Related Topix: Arts, Photography, Jazz

Thu Aug 14, 2014

National Public Radio

Two Tenors Inspired By A Saxophone Colossus

Two new trio albums by tenor saxophonists who won the Thelonious Monk jazz competition share a conspicuous influence - vintage Sonny Rollins.


Related Topix: Jazz, Sonny Rollins

Hollywood Reporter

Trumpeter Herb Alpert Wants to Take Jazz to "the Next Level"

In THR's Philanthropy Issue, the co-founder of A&M Records talks about his hands-on involvement at the UCLA music school built in his name "I didn't want to see my money hanging on my wall by buying some painting that belongs in a museum," says Herb Alpert .


Related Topix: Herb Alpert, Jazz, Painting, Arts, Music, Entertainment

All About Jazz

Tarek Yamani: Lisan Al Tarab

Pianist Tarek Yamani's second release LisA n Al Tarab is a sublime and innovative exploration of the common ground between Jazz and Arabic musical heritage.


Related Topix: Jazz

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Sun Journal

Where Rivers Meet' jazz festival comes to New Bern next week

The "Where Rivers Meet" summer jazz festival, a first-of-a-kind event for New Bern, is on tap next week.


Related Topix: New Bern, NC, Media, Radio, National Public Radio, Harry Connick Jr., Jazz, University of Texas at Austin

All About Jazz

Diane Monroe and Tony Miceli: Alone Together

Duets allow two musicians to work together intimately without the complications of a rhythm section.


Related Topix: Jazz, Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Contra Costa Times

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest: Friday recommendations

Trombonist Jimmy Bosch takes over the Salsa Stage Friday at 8:30 p.m. at the SJ Jazz Summer Fest in downtown San Jose, through Sunday.


Related Topix: Funk, Bootsy Collins, Con Funk Shun, Jazz

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Redlands Daily Facts

Marcus Roberts Trio to teach Redlands Bowl how to groove

Jazz pianist Marcus Robert will bring his eponymous trio to the stage of the Redlands Bowl next week, with a combination of classic standards from jazz greats such as Cole Porter, Thelonious Monk, and George Gershwin, and original tunes from Roberts himself.


Related Topix: Jazz, Cole Porter, Classical, Gershwin, George Gershwin

Wed Aug 06, 2014

All About Jazz

EVENT: MCG Jazz Presents Diverse Talent in the First Part of the 28th Season

MCG Jazz is thrilled to present hugely diverse line up of talent between late September and early November.


Related Topix: Patti Austin, Jazz, Bob Mintzer Big Band

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Scientific American

What Do Great Musicians Have in Common? DNA

At age 13, jazz great Thelonious Monk ran into trouble at Harlem's Apollo Theater.


Related Topix: Jazz, Genetics, Medicine

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Peninsula Daily News

Jazz at Peninsula College today . . . and this week's other outdoor concerts

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE of free outdoor music on the North Olympic Peninsula: JAZZ ON THE LAWN, by the Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble - Today at noon on the Peninsula College green, behind the PUB just east of the M Building.


Related Topix: David Jones, Jazz, Freddie Hubbard, Johnny Griffin

Chicago Reader

Tonight at the Charleston: Mikel Patrick Avery's music for half-size piano

Mikel Patrick Avery is one of Chicago's more talented and curious jazz percussionists, a musician who frequently departs from his mainstream foundations to participate in all kinds of unusual projects-whether playing the homemade instruments built by repurposing carpenter and sculptor John Preus or contributing to the single-chord drones of Joshua ... (more)


Related Topix: Jazz, Chicago, IL

Thu Jul 31, 2014


Breakthrough with MUSE/IQUE's Keys/Unlocked: The Irresistible Power of Piano

Almost everyone loves piano. MUSE/IQUE's Rusnak Audi Summer of Sound continues on Saturday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. with Keys/Unlocked: The Irresistible Power of Piano.


Related Topix: Jazz

All About Jazz

Read "Thelonious Monk: Genius of Modern Music, Volume 1 - " Blue Note 1510"

It emerged from the big bands, which were dying. It was a natural progression. Hard-charging, uber-fast soloists pushed the limits of speed and rhythm, to the chagrin of the jazz establishment, but to the thrill of listeners.


Related Topix: Blue Note, Jazz

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Buenos Aires Herald

Out & About: Julio Cort zar+Charlie Parker

Centro Cultural General San Martn . 8.30pm. Free admission limited to capacity, tickets can be picked up two hours before the show.


Related Topix: Charlie Parker, Jazz

All About Jazz

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Monday Recommendation: Ahmed Abdul-Malik

Ahmed Abdul-Malik , Spellbound Of Sudanese heritage, the bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik was born Jonathan Timms in Brooklyn.


Related Topix: Jazz, Art Blakey, Soul, New-Age, Body + Soul

Mon Jul 28, 2014


Steve Khan forges jazz subtexts

Guitarist Steve Khan, bassist Jay Anderson, and drummer Ben Perowsky cover Wayne Shorter's "Masqualero" live at the Bottom Line in New York, February 7, 1992.


Related Topix: Jazz, Wayne Shorter, Pop/Rock, Donald Fagen

The Stranger

Pharoah Sanders, Dave Douglas Quintet Head Up 26th Earshot Jazz Fest

The renowned Earshot Jazz Festival takes place at several Seattle venues Oct. 10-Nov. 11. Performing at this 26th annual event are Pharoah Sanders, Dave Douglas Quintet, Joe Lovano, Linda Oh, Joey Baron, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, McTuff , and many others.


Related Topix: Pharoah Sanders, Dave Douglas, Jazz, Joey Baron