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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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Commentary 06.04.18

ADVERTISING PARTNERSHIPS JAN welcomes advertising partner drummer Bob Holz who is promoting his latest release featuring legendary bassist Stanley Clarke. Find Mr. Holz’s ad in the footer section of each page on the JAN website. Go here to take out your own ad… MUSINGS o When a musician embarks upon the path of jazz artistry […]

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Commentary 02.25.18

Jazz Artistry Now Editorial Commentary 02.25.18 Jazz Artistry Now – As we approach concluding the second decade of the 21st Century, I am coming to another place of appreciation for the information available to humanity via digital technologies and the Internet. The Internet changed the music industry in some of the ways people make money […]

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Preview: {Open Book} by Fred Hersch

Fred Hersch | Record Label: Palmetto Records – – – Jazz Artistry Now – We are excited about reviewing the pianist, author, educator, Fred Hersch‘s release, {Open Book} coming out on the Palmetto Records label. JAN Review in August by Scott Yanow – Mr. Yanow has written 11 books on jazz, over 800 liner notes, and more than […]

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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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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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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 […]