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Posted on 31 January 2018 | 12:37 pm
Grammy-Winning Band To Debut New Album At
Grammy-Winning Band To Debut New Album At Bucks Co. PlayhousePatch.comIconic Charlie Parker classics such as "KoKo," "A Night In Tunisia," and "Dewey Square" are juxtaposed with original responses by Quartet members and intertwined with other pieces from the bebop era and beyond such as Sonny Rollins' "Airegin," "Miles ...and more »
Posted on 31 January 2018 | 11:30 am
"The Poetry of Jazz," A
"The Poetry of Jazz," A Collaboration Between Saxophonist Benjamin Boone and the Late Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet ...BenzingaIn addition, on the intimate "The Unknowable (Homage to Sonny Rollins)," Boone evokes the inner struggle and beatific quest embodied by the saxophone colossus's famous woodshedding walks on the Williamsburg Bridge, a search that materializes in the ...and more »
Posted on 30 January 2018 | 9:31 am
Alexander entertains sold-out 'Art of Jazz'
Buffalo NewsAlexander entertains sold-out 'Art of Jazz' crowd with music, storiesBuffalo NewsOver the course of the concert, Alexander had a tendency to create medleys rather than concentrate on one song. I say medleys because much of the time he didn't just opt to drop little quotes from standards into the overall mix, he stretched them out ...
Posted on 29 January 2018 | 9:08 am
Cecil Lytle, Mike Wofford, Joshua White, Kei
The San Diego Union-TribuneCecil Lytle, Mike Wofford, Joshua White, Kei Akagi & Tobin Chodos to play 5-piano concertThe San Diego Union-TribuneNot even Lizst wrote an endeavor for multiple pianos. You would think that he would have, having been the consummate virtuoso he was.” The repertoire for Sunday's concert will include Lytle and Chodos reuniting to play double-piano versions of Sonny ...
Posted on 27 January 2018 | 7:20 pm
TELEFUNKEN Champions Litchfield Jazz and
The undisputed centerpiece of the organization is The Litchfield Jazz Festival, which has had the honor of presenting jazz titans such as Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Dave Brubeck, Sonny Rollins, Slide Hampton, Wayne Shorter and Toots Thielemans. The Podunk ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 7:46 am
Woodstock Jazz Festival brings crowds,
To him, jazz is a mix of numerous genres of music, including blues, funk, soul and hip hop. Along with jazz greats Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Steve Coleman, he’s a fan of Prince, James Brown and Stevie Wonder, to name a few.
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 3:50 pm
Sonny Rollins, Volume One – 1956
. The guy is bluesy, edgy and clever. And it almost doesn't matter which period of Rollins' career you choose. It's all pretty terrific. But there's an unexpected down side: Because Rollins has so many fantastic recordings, listening to ones that are ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 9:47 pm
2nd Avenue: The Return of the Cello-Quartet
2nd Avenue flips that equation, with five of the nine played by quartet, including an obscure Dexter Gordon song (that had Sam Jones on bass), “Evergreenish,” and a delicious rendition of “I’m an Old Cowhand,” which, like the Sonny Rollins and ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 2:09 pm
Musical Bridges Presents Philly Great Tootie
Now 80, Heath has maintained a reputation as one of the top sidemen in jazz. In his long career, Tootie has played with jazz masters including Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Anthony Braxton and his own brothers, Jimmy (sax) and Percy (bass). "It was ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 1:55 pm