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Terence Blanchard Talks New Album 'LIVE'

From Billboard Terence Blanchard Talks New Album ‘Live,’ Gun Violence & Working With Spike Lee By: Gail Mitchell “There’s the E-Collective electric band, my film career and an opera,” [Blanchard] explains. “People ask, ‘How do you do all this?’ Well, I have a fascination with and love for music. It’s just that simple.” First out of the Blanchard chute is his and the E-Collective’s latest Blue Note album, Live. Released this weekend (April 20), the set further addresses the issue of gun violence initiated by the quintet in 2015 on the Grammy-nominated studio album Breathless — named in honor of shooting victim Mike Brown. What sparked the inspiration for Live? After booking the concert dates, my agent suggested that we should think about doing things that had some civic engagement as well. We want to keep the story going about gun violence. It feels like we’re living in this weird... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 23rd, 2018 in News


Joe Lovano's 'Liquid Phrasing'

From The Irish Times Joe Lovano: ‘A lot of the music today is computer driven – a numbers racket’ By: Cormac Larkin “I was really fortunate”, says Lovano firmly. “My Dad grew up in that generation, the same age as... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 23rd, 2018 in News


NEA Jazz Masters Honors Titans

From DownBeat NEA Jazz Masters Concert Honors Titans By: John Murph The other 2018 Jazz Masters fellows are guitarist Pat Metheny, pianist Joanne Brackeen and vocalist Dianne Reeves. Each artist delivered passionate, thoughtful and eloquent statements that touched upon personal... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 23rd, 2018 in News


'Live at the NCH' Review

From The Sydney Morning Herald Music reviews: Kimbra, Keith Jarrett, Christa Ludwig, the Gloaming and more By: Barry Divola, Kish Lal, John Shand, Bronwyn Thompson and Barney Zwartz IRISH The Gloaming LIVE AT THE NCH A fine mist seems to... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 20th, 2018 in News


A Shape-Shifting Soundscape

From The Financial Times Avishai Cohen Quartet, Ronnie Scott’s, London — a shape-shifting soundscape The muted balladry, pirouetting lines and pithy rhythmic stabs of the Miles Davis aesthetic are cornerstones of contemporary jazz trumpet, from crossover fusion to the avant-garde.... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 20th, 2018 in News


NPR: Monsieur Periné, "Bailar Contigo"

From NPR Songs We Love: Monsieur Periné, ‘Bailar Contigo’ By: Marisa Arbona-Ruiz Monsieur Periné‘s new single, “Bailar Contigo” (“Dance With You”), the first off its still-untitled new album, reflects the band’s improvisational restlessness in a blend of Caribbean rhythms, bossa... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 20th, 2018 in News


Jazz Against Violence

From Newsreview.com Jazz Against Violence: Trumpeter-composer Terence Blanchard brings his electric band to Davis to defend black lives By: Marcus Crowder Trumpeter-composer Terence Blanchard didn’t set out to make his new band a protest group. But stuff happens. Bad stuff—and... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 19th, 2018 in News


The Next Mountain to Climb

From the Lexington Herald Leader He’s played with Steely Dan and on Grammy-winners. He comes to the Lyric to get funky. By: Walter Tunis The jet lag had barely lifted. Still, on the afternoon following Chris Potter’s return from a... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 19th, 2018 in News


New England's Musical Traditions

From Seven Days Vermont Anna & Elizabeth Mine New England’s Musical Traditions on ‘The Invisible Comes to Us’ By: Dan Bolles On their latest album, The Invisible Comes to Us, Anna & Elizabeth went in a new direction — north,... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 19th, 2018 in News


The Indo-Pak Coalition - Agrima

From Jazziz Magazine Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition – Agrima By: John Frederick Moore From the beginning of his career, alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa has traveled in multiple musical universes, but the music of southern India has always been a polestar.... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 19th, 2018 in News


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