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Freddie Hubbard – A Preface On How We Met

By Benny Green Freddie Hubbard was booked as a special guest with Art Blakey for a reunion with the Jazz Messengers in the Netherlands during the late fall of 1988. He was scheduled to sit-in with the band for a pair of concerts, followed by a scaled-down faction of the band recording a studio album […]

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JAN Best of Jazz 2019

EDITOR’S “Best of Jazz 2019” HERE ARE THE TWELVE ALBUMS THAT SHOULD BE ON EVERYONE’S DEVICES THE DAVID BERKMAN SEXTET album: SIX OF ONE “Musical mastery and beauty from a giant of his generation …” – Jazz Artistry Now TUCKER BROTHERS album: TWO PARTS “Fresh, enchanting, elegant, and exquisite musicality throughout …” – Jazz Artistry […]

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Commentary 12.19.19

2020 IS THE CHARLIE PARKER CENTENNIAL There are already quite a number of musical projects commemorating the fact that 2020 is the centennial year of the birth of CHARLIE PARKER (who was born on August 29, 1920 in Kansas City, Kansas). One particular recording project by Bobby Watson, Vincent Herring, and Gary Bartz (“Bird at […]

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Review: The Savory Collection 1935-1940

Artist: TEDDY WILSON Album: …SESSIONS 1934-1942 © Copyright 2018 – MOSAIC RECORDS Reviewed By David R. Adler Jazz Artistry Now –There was no reason to doubt that Classic Brunswick & Columbia Teddy Wilson Sessions 1934-1942 would meet the high standard for historical boxed sets that Mosaic Records has set since its inception. Yet still, it’s […]

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JAN Vol. 1 Recapitulation

VOLUME 1 Check out JAN Vol. 1 using the direct hyperlinks below featuring the writing contributions of David R. Adler, Christopher Burnett and Scott Yanow. Editorials… Commentary: 07.06.17 Brian Landrus The Airmen of Note David Binney Bobby Watson Fred Hersch Commentary: 08.05.17 Top Jazz of 2017 Commentary: 12.25.17 Commentary: 02.25.18 Commentary: 06.04.18 Commentary: 07.15.18 Articles… The […]

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REVIEW: Electric Miles by Charles Pillow

[Photograph is courtesy of CharlesPillow.com] Artist: Charles Pillow Large Ensemble Album: Electric Miles © Copyright 2018 – Charles PillowLabel – MAMA Records / Summit Records Reviewed By Scott Yanow Jazz Artistry Now – The upcoming 50th anniversary of Miles Davis’ groundbreaking Bitches Brew album served as a perfect excuse for altoist Charles Pillow to arrange […]

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JAN Q&A: Michael Leonhart, Part II

Michael Leonhart Q&A for JAN By David R. Adler Inspired by the massive swarms of Painted Lady butterflies making their annual migrations across the globe, The Painted Lady Suite (Sunnyside) marks the recording debut of the 15-piece Michael Leonhart Orchestra, perhaps the most ambitious project to date from the multitalented trumpeter and composer Michael Leonhart. […]

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JAN Q&A: Michael Leonhart, Part I

Michael Leonhart Q&A for JAN By David R. Adler Inspired by the massive swarms of Painted Lady butterflies making their annual migrations across the globe, The Painted Lady Suite (Sunnyside) marks the recording debut of the 15-piece Michael Leonhart Orchestra, perhaps the most ambitious project to date from the multitalented trumpeter and composer Michael Leonhart. […]

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Commentary: 07.15.18

Jazz Artistry Now – During the US military bands’ era which I served as a senior enlisted leader, the study and application of professional personnel leadership and business management techniques was a progressive competency and requirement of the job. Our job as leaders of other professionals was to literally create conditions for success – the […]

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REVIEW: Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel Quartet – London Live

[Photo courtesy of artist] Artist: Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel Quartet Album: London Live © Copyright 2018 – Jeff Siegel Label – Artists Recording Collective (ARC) Reviewed By Scott Yanow Jazz Artistry Now – Drummer and composer Jeff “Siege” Siegel has had a busy career ever since he became part of the New York jazz scene in […]