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Preview: “Made in America” by Bobby Watson

Bobby Watson | Label: Smoke Sessions Records – – – Jazz Artistry Now – We are pleased to have the honor of reviewing the latest recording by Bobby Watson. Made in America, his debut recording for Smoke Sessions Records calls attention to black pioneers in a diversity of disciplines and fields. Learn about each subject by clicking the names in the track titles below. […]

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Preview: “The Time Verses” by David Binney

David Binney | Label: Criss Cross Jazz – – – Jazz Artistry Now – We are excited about reviewing saxophonist/composer, David Binney‘s release, The Time Verses (Criss Cross Jazz 1392 CD). Look for it soon. JAN Preview Mr. Binney is a prolific musician who also releases music on his own Mythology Records, as well as appears on […]

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Article: The Airmen of Note

ABOUT THE BAND The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. The band of world-class musicians was created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller’s band. And, it has a legacy of brilliant composers and arrangers like Sammy Nestico, Mike Crotty, Alan Baylock and Gil […]

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Preview: “Generations” by Brian Landrus Orchestra

Brian Landrus Orchestra Jazz Artistry Now – Low woodwind virtuoso and composer, Brian Landrus took three years to write his Generations project for his all-star orchestra. We are working on the review of Mr. Landrus’ monumental work of now music. Watch the videos. JAN PREVIEW TRACK ORDER 1. Jeru Concerto, Mvt. 1 (Landrus) 4:25 2. Jeru […]

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Review: Common Quartet, THE HIVE

  Artist: Common Quartet Album: The Hive © Copyright 2017 – Common Quartet Stop Time Records – 888295437349 Reviewed By Christopher Burnett Jazz Artistry Now – In an age where access to all types of media and information is voluminous, it can be easy to overlook something unique or new. For artists, the dilemma can […]

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Preview: The Airmen of Note

The Airmen of Note Jazz Artistry Now – The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. The band of world-class musicians was created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller‘s band. And, it has a legacy of brilliant composers and arrangers like Sammy Nestico, Mike Crotty, Alan Baylock […]

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Commentary: 7.6.17

THE MILITARY HAS JAZZ Jazz Artistry Now – Professional military jazz bands have long been a source of employment for instrumental artists and singers. A more modern portion of this music history goes back to World War I when James Reece Europe’s military band traveled thousands of miles performing for English, French and U.S. troops, along […]