SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ARTISTS IN THE TWENTIES Article by Christopher Burnett A quarter-century ago using the Internet was still relatively new to most of the music industry. Most major jazz artists didn’t need to use it at all. And my searches for many of them online back then validated that they indeed didn’t. The old gatekeeper […]
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Article by Joshua Rivera and Jackson HarrisonCompiled and Edited by Christopher Burnett Jazz Artistry Now poses two questions in our “Next Generation Perspectives” series to jazz artists who are current Fellows as well as Alumni of the Kansas City Area Youth Jazz program. We believe that it is important to hear from our youngest musicians. […]
Here’s my list of 10 favorite albums released in 2021 and why I selected each of them…
Mr. Adler returns with the second part of his “Favorite Albums of 2021” list. Please note that albums are not listed in any particular ranking order.
Here are 10 of David R. Adler’s favorite album releases of 2021 along with his review commentary. Albums are not ranked in any particular order and are embedded into the article as a reference for listening.
“Even during the pandemic, thousands of worthwhile jazz recordings were released in 2021. Some are cutting edge and seek to move the music ahead while others are creative within the context of established styles. Here are ten that remained in my memory long after I played them. Next month I will list ten equally rewarding recordings that are reissues or historical recordings from earlier times.” ~ Scott Yanow, JAN
Conversationally, he was most engaging and charismatic – a baby-faced authentic New York character who drew me into what became an ongoing sphere of influence, within a few seconds.
Shai Maestro, Human (ECM); Vijay Iyer Trio, Uneasy (ECM); Hafez Modirzadeh, Facets (Pi)
“Rather play earlier standards from the Great American Songbook, Arcamone mostly plays jazz tunes from the 1960s including numbers from Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, and McCoy Tyner, along with a later song apiece by Pat Metheny and Allan Holdsworth.” — Jazz Artistry Now
Guitar Albums in Review
Tom Guarna’s penchant for sonic exploration is closer to Mr. Loueke than to Mr. Pinheiro, though his warm, overdriven guitar tone is nothing like either of theirs.