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REVIEW: Alchemy Sound Project – Adventures in Time and Space

[Photograph is courtesy of AlchemySoundProject.com] Artist: Alchemy Sound Project Album: Adventures in Time and Space © Copyright 2018 – Alchemy Sound Project Label – Artists Recording Collective (ARC) Reviewed By Scott Yanow Jazz Artistry Now – The members of the Alchemy Sound Project first teamed up during a seminar held by the Jazz Composers Orchestra […]

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Review: Jon Irabagon – Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics

Artist: Jon Irabagon Album: Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics © Copyright 2018 – Irabbagast Reviewed By Scott Yanow Jazz Artistry Now – Jon Irabagon is probably best-known as the saxophonist with the unique band Mostly Other People Do The Killing. With that band, and often on his own projects, Mr. Irabagon shows both his mastery of […]

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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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Review: Teddy Wilson in Perspective

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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Review: Sharel Cassity & Elektra, EVOLVE

Artist: SHAREL CASSITY & ELEKTRA Album: EVOLVE © Copyright 2018 – RELSHA MUSIC Reviewed By Scott Yanow Jazz Artistry Now – During the past decade, Sharel Cassity has built up a strong reputation as an excellent alto and soprano-saxophonist who plays forward-looking modern jazz. Evolve is a bit of a change for her. Born in […]

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The Mark Taylor Interview, Part 2.4

Jazz Artistry Now – A published composer, recording artist and performer based in New York City, Mark Taylor has also written new music for theatre, dance, film, and the concert stage. The terms prodigy and genius are so often dispensed upon individuals prematurely or at least frequently enough to have become relatively commonplace references. But, in the case of Mr. Taylor both of […]

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Review: Satoko Fujii, FUKUSHIMA

Artist: SATOKO FUJII ORCHESTRA NEW YORK Album: FUKUSHIMA © Copyright 2017 – Libra Records 214-044 Reviewed By Scott Yanow Jazz Artistry Now – Composer-pianist-bandleader Satoko Fujii is considered a giant of the avant-garde. Prior to launching her very prolific career, she attended Berklee (College of Music) and the New England Conservatory of Music where her […]

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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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Review: As Is, HERE’S TO LIFE

Artist: AS IS Album: HERE’S TO LIFE © Copyright 2017 – Stacey and Alan Schulman Self-Released Reviewed By Scott Yanow Jazz Artistry Now – “As Is” is the name of the musical partnership of singer Stacey Shulman and her husband guitarist Alan Schulman. Stacey has been a professional vocalist since she was nine and has […]

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Review: Rez Abbasi, UNFILTERED UNIVERSE

Artist: Rez Abbasi Album: Unfiltered Universe © Copyright 2017 – Rez Abbasi Whirlwind Recordings WR 4713 Reviewed By Scott Yanow Jazz Artistry Now – Guitarist Rez Abbasi has had an original voice on his instrument since the beginning of his career. Born in Pakistan, he moved with his parents to Los Angeles when he was […]