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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 […]

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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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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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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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Top Jazz of 2017

Jazz Artistry Now – 2017 marks the 16th year I have submitted a “Top Jazz” recordings list for consideration. PARAMETERS This is the same list submitted to the Jazz Journalists Association and posted to my long-time “Musings In Cb” blog as well. The list contains links to the recordings. Readers are encouraged to listen and […]

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The Mark Taylor Interview, Part 1.4

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 […]