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Posted on 6 March 2018 | 1:36 pm
Jazz legends taking the stage in Halifax -
TheChronicleHerald.caJazz legends taking the stage in HalifaxTheChronicleHerald.caAlthough not perhaps as well-known to local audiences, Mabern is famous across North America for his hard bop and soulful jazz piano style. Born in 1936 in Memphis, Tenn., he taught himself piano and was influenced by Phineas Newborn Jr. Mabern has ...
Posted on 6 March 2018 | 12:30 pm
Bettye LaVette: Things Will Change -
Stereophile MagazineBettye LaVette: Things Will ChangeStereophile MagazineTo produce the album LaVette chose Steve Jordan, the famed drummer who was an anchor of the Saturday Night Live band in the 1970s, later produced records by Herbie Hancock and Buddy Guy, and has been a sideman for talents as divergent as Sonny Rollins ...
Posted on 6 March 2018 | 12:01 pm
STEVE SLAGLE QUARTET @ SMALLS FRI-SAT MARCH
STEVE SLAGLE QUARTET @ SMALLS FRI-SAT MARCH 9th+10th10:30pm till 1amJazz-QuadSteve Slagle dedicates each track on his new album to people, places and things that have served as sources of artistic inspiration during his five-decade career as a saxophonist/flutist, composer, educator, arranger and bandleader on the New York ...
Posted on 6 March 2018 | 11:19 am
Ballina, and all that jazz - Mayo News
Mayo NewsBallina, and all that jazzMayo NewsHowever, musicians like Coleman Hawkins and Dizzy Gillespie immediately saw his value, and he went on to influence the next generation of soloists, such as Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane. Next Thursday's programme will include everything from Monk's ...
Posted on 6 March 2018 | 8:49 am
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