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From REVIEW ETIENNE CHARLES ‘” CARNIVAL: THE SOUND OF A PEOPLE VOL 1 By: Mark Sampson “Like a good wine, sometimes an album needs to lie quietly on its side for a while in order to appreciate its full range of flavours. Trinidadian trumpeter Etienne Charles’ 7th studio album is a case in point. It came out in March and I’ve been letting it settle ever since. Now that the cork is popped, so to speak, its richness is revelatory. Educated at Julliard and now educator at Michigan State University, Charles gained a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2016 to explore the indigenous music and carnival traditions of his native Trinidad & Tobago. From his encounters and audio and visual field recordings, the raw material for the album emerged. He ‘had time to pay attention to every detail,’ he reveals. ‘Each piece is differently composed, depending on the subject.’ Yet ‘the... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 18th, 2019 in News


ANAT COHEN TENTET RELEASES ITS EAGERLY AWAITED SOPHOMORE ALBUM TRIPLE HELIX ‘Triple Helix’ available from Anzic Records on 6/14/2019 In a stirring follow-up to its 2017 debut Happy Song, the Anat Cohen Tentet reaches a new crest in its evolution... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 14th, 2019 in News

Terence Blanchard named UCLA Chair

From The UCLA Newsroom Grammy-winner Terence Blanchard named first Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies By: Ariane Bicho “Terence Blanchard, a six-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, composer and music educator who in 2019 received an Oscar nomination for best original score... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 13th, 2019 in IMN / Industry News

Montreal Jazz Festival Preview

From The 2019 Montreal Jazz Festival ‘” Coming Soon! By Sheila Horne Mason “On Wednesday, April 3, the Festival held a press conference/preview party in New York City, at Sirius XM Radio, hosted by Festival Co-founder and Vice President... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 12th, 2019 in IMN / Industry News

Rudresh Mahanthappa brings Sony Rollins-inspired trio

From The Mercury News Rudresh Mahanthappa brings Sony Rollins-inspired trio to San Jose, SF By: Andrew Gilbert “In 1957, Sonny Rollins established the saxophone, bass and drum trio as one of the essential formats in modern jazz on the strength... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 11th, 2019 in News

Jack DeJohnette to Headline SummerStage

From Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane, and Matthew Garrison Headline Central Park SummerStage By: Doug Doyle “Drummer Jack DeJohnette, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, and bassist Matthew Garrison have personal history going back more than 40 years. As a collective trio, they... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 11th, 2019 in IMN / Industry News

Terence Blanchard on Dr. John

Time Terence Blanchard on How Dr. John Captured the Sound of New Orleans By: Terence Blanchard “Like so many musicians from New Orleans, Malcolm John Rebennack Jr.’“known as Dr. John’“played music for the pure love of it. That love allowed... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 10th, 2019 in News

Anat Cohen explode with intensity

From The Washington Post At the Hamilton, clarinetist Anat Cohen and her quartet explode with intensity By: Michael J. West “Memo to jazz producers and promoters across the world: If you want your jazz festival to be festive, have Anat... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 8th, 2019 in News

Jazzmeia Horn is Making Her Mark

San Francisco Classical Voice Jazzmeia Horn is Making Her Mark on Vocal Jazz By: Lily O’Brien “It’s not easy to get noticed in today’s seemingly limitless sea of singers. Talent, of course, is essential, but originality, personality, and style matter... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 6th, 2019 in News

Brad Mehldau's Nonesuch Debut Album, "Live in Tokyo," to Get...

From Brad Mehldau’s Nonesuch Debut Album, “Live in Tokyo,” to Get First Vinyl Release, September 13, 2019 “Brad Mehldau’s Nonesuch Records debut album, Live in Tokyo, first released on September 14, 2004, will make its vinyl debut almost exactly... Read The Full Article

Posted May 30th, 2019 in Upcoming Releases

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