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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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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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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 […]

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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: 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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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 […]