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Kneebody: Chapters All About Jazz Review

From All About Jazz Kneebody: Chapters By: MIKE JACOBS “Chapters’“the title of Kneebody’s 2019 release’“has a certain appropriateness, as it definitely marks several new ones for the band. One being that lyric- oriented songs account for nearly half of the material on the album. Technically, vocals are nothing new to Kneebody. The band included one track with vocals on their 2002 proto- Kneebody album Wendel. Its 2009 collaborative effort with Theo Bleckmann, Twelve Songs of Charles Ives (Winter and Winter, 2008) was nominated for a Grammy and indeed their recent EP By Fire (Edition Records, 2019)’“a covers project’“was 100% vocal, but Chapters does mark the first bonafide Kneebody album to fully incorporate vocals into original compositions. It’s also the first of Kneebody’s albums to have a host of guest appearances’“in vocal and instrumental capacities. Most importantly though, Chapters marks the band’s transition from quintet to quartet. Co-founding bassist Kaveh Rastegar... Read The Full Article

Posted Dec 10th, 2019 in News


Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science, The Bad Plus, Joe...

From JAZZIZ JAZZIZ Music from the Magazine Playlist: Winter 2019-‘20 By: BRIAN ZIMMERMAN “Our Winter 2019-‘20 issue, which is available in print and digital versions now, casts all eyes on London. In it, we talk to five luminaries of the... Read The Full Article

Posted Dec 7th, 2019 in News


Anat Cohen Tentet “Triple Helix” named one Chicago Tribune Jazz...

From Chicago Tribune Best jazz albums of 2019: Patricia Barber, Miguel Zenon and Anat Cohen Tentet had a very good year By: HOWARD REICH “Anat Cohen Tentet: “Triple Helix” (Anzic Records). Cohen ranks among the world’s most compelling clarinetists, and... Read The Full Article

Posted Dec 4th, 2019 in News


Jazz vocalist Youn Sun Nah receives award from French gov’t

From http://www.korea.net/ Jazz vocalist Youn Sun Nah receives award from French gov’t By: JUNG JOO-RI AND LEE JIHAE “Jazz vocalist Youn Sun Nah on Nov. 28 received the honor of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters from the... Read The Full Article

Posted Dec 3rd, 2019 in News


Fatoumata Diawara Wins Songlines Music Award

From www.songlines.co.uk Africa & Middle East FATOUMATA DIAWARA Fenfo “Seven long years after Fatoumata Diawara’s debut album announced her as one of the brightest new stars of African music, the Malian singer-songwriter finally ended the long wait for a follow-up... Read The Full Article

Posted Dec 3rd, 2019 in News


The Sanborn Sessions debut with Kandace Springs

From The News Source Introducing The Sanborn Sessions ‘” Episode 1: Kandace Springs By: BRIAN ZIMMERMAN “JAZZIZ is proud to partner with six-time GRAMMY Award-winning saxophonist David Sanborn to present Sanborn Sessions, a gathering of top artists from a variety... Read The Full Article

Posted Dec 3rd, 2019 in News


World Music Central Interviews Roberto Fonseca

From World Music Central INTERVIEW WITH CUBAN KEYBOARDIST AND COMPOSER ROBERTO FONSECA By: ANGEL ROMERO “Innovative Cuban musician and composer Roberto Fonseca has a new album titled Yesun. It is a project where he brings together a wide range of... Read The Full Article

Posted Nov 25th, 2019 in News


Joe Lovano was one of the best concerts at Barcelona...

From Mas Jazz Digital Joe Lovano and Trio Tapestry at the 51st Barcelona Jazz Festival 2019 in Barcelona. By: JUAN CARLOS ABELENDA “There was expectation for the live presentation of the new formation of the great saxophonist Joe Lovano ,... Read The Full Article

Posted Nov 25th, 2019 in News


Songlines Best Album of 2019

From Songlines SONGLINES BEST ALBUMS OF 2019 By: Jo Frost As we approach the end of the year, editors Jo Frost and Simon Broughton look back over the year’s releases and pick their ten favourite albums of 2019, to be... Read The Full Article

Posted Nov 21st, 2019 in News


Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science featured in Ugly Beauty:...

From Stereogum Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz ‘” November 2019 By: PHIL FREEMAN “Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science, Waiting Game (Motema) Drummer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington has been balancing art and activism for several years, striving for... Read The Full Article

Posted Nov 21st, 2019 in News


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