All About Jazz needs your support Donate. Get more of a good thing Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar. Sign in Sign up Email address. Password Reset your password Click the eye to show your password. First name and Last name. Osby's is darting and attenuated. They are marvelous improvisers, both intellectual and emotional, and the groove behind them will be settled by the drummer Idris Muhammad. In the current issue of Jazziz magazine, Abbey Lincoln sets down some rules for jazz singing.
First, she says, singers should honor the melody; sing it as it was written for a verse and a chorus. Then they can do with it what they will. Lincoln writes her own music, and there's nothing nostalgic about any of it; she hires young musicians who have good ears for what's new in the street.
She heads an all-female bill including Dominique Eade, a sensible, musicianly singer from Boston; Teri Thornton, a voice from the early 60's whose career reblossomed when she won the Thelonious Monk competition last year; Claudia Acuna, a presence at the nightclub Smalls who is preparing for the major leagues, and Nora York, an evergreen Knitting Factory favorite. Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead programs, nurturing young musicians, taught a generation the fine points of playing in a group; her kind of teaching went beyond technique and into the art of performance and group improvising.
Her death last year leaves a void both in the world of education and in the art of jazz, and this program honors her. A first-class house rhythm section including Geri Allen, Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland will back up more than a dozen New York musicians who played in her educational programs.
The theory of the jazz underground is that it reseeds the overground; but most of the time, it's a parallel plane that never has an impact on the upper tiers. There are a few exceptions, and Dave Douglas is the most prominent of them at the moment. Aside from composing and playing the trumpet with articulation, he has a talent for organizing, and this bill of three different groups represents less than half of his present musical endeavors.
Douglas; then at 10 P. The virtuosic clarinetist Ken Peplowski toured Japan last fall playing the music of Benny Goodman's band from the late 's. The arrangements are the originals, by Fletcher Henderson, Jimmy Mundy and others, but the improvisations will be new. The guitarist Johnny Smith played a kind of chamber-jazz in the early 's, before the idea grew popular.
Today his willowy, steel-guitarlike style turns up in the music of Bill Frisell, one of his famous students. This tribute -- Mr. Zorn's nonprofit company, and it leans toward composers working in nonstandard forms of improvised music. Zorn has given the lecturers full control. Threadgill's session is from noon to 2 P.
Get more of a good thing Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar. Sign in Sign up Email address. Password Reset your password Click the eye to show your password. First name and Last name. First name only. Fortunately, elite musicians such as trumpeter Dave Douglas and saxophonist Joe Lovano continue to ignore this line of thinking. Scandal shows how, when great players dispense with categories, jazz can be everything at once.
That idea might not entirely hold; these pieces are, after, pretty accessible in structure and harmonics. Linda May Han Oh adds sprightly bass playing that keeps nearly all the tracks bouncing. The highly skilled group, despite sounding straightforward at times, does pull off enough surprises — solo lines, time changes, odd meters — that the album never loses intrigue.
It might not be a scandal, but it does deserve some headlines. Counterweighting the lines of trumpet and straight tenor were a consistent feature of the intensely interwoven music which was stoked with relevance and energy by the redoubtable Joey Baron, one of the most valuable jazz drummers since Billy Higgins. St Louis-born pianist and former Berklee student of Lovano, not to mention a tall drink of water, was Lawrence Fields, whose rangy fingers maintained a dancing pulse and chordal architecture reminiscent, at intervals, of Herbie Hancock.
Other Douglas odes that stood out were the eponymous CD title track, more mournful than scandalous per se, a sad paean to these politically messed up times, which featured bulbous muted trumpet and sighing, controlled cynicism from Lovano.
Their debut had two Shorter originals penned especially for them. The remainder of the 11 pieces are penned by the two leaders. Dream State is a striking opener, a stabbing melodic fragment which gradually accumulates weight and a steadily rocking groove. This band set out to play their music with the same attitude as Shorter and in that they surely succeed. The co-leaders may be the marquee names, but the sound is that of collective exhalation.
The Sound Prints quintet, co-led by saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas, can surely book its place on the albums of the year lists thanks to the smouldering, Miles-muted trumpet sound and hip yet stately horn counterpoint of its title track alone. But the five year-old group — Lovano and Douglas, plus pianist Lawrence Fields, double bassist Linda May Han Oh, and drummer Joey Baron — tell better jazz stories from this kind of perspective than most, and this session catches them at their most collectively fluent.
There is an imposing bridge that takes you over the river from the bustling capital to the flatlands that lie beyond and reach as far as the Hungarian border to the north.
Civic pride is hugely important here and the town punches well above its weight when it comes to providing culture and entertainment to its citizens and visitors alike.
Every evening there were two main concerts plus additional talks by one or more of the main artists, plus a jam session. The first of these featured Joe Lovano, his talk primarily attended by local music students who performed later that night at the jam session. The renowned saxophonist talked at length about his formative years before inviting the students to watch his sound check.
One of the more interesting questions asked was by Tim Berne who played the first show of the evening who really wanted to know how Lovano practiced and how the process had changed for him over the years. Lovano duly demonstrated to the delight of the students. His parting shot to the students? He was positively on fire, with his former Berklee student Lawrence Fields also a revelation on piano.
This was not just about Lovano either with rhythm section of Peter Slavov on bass and Otis Brown on drums rock-solid all night. The quartet were such a tight unit that when Joe stood back he appeared engrossed in their playing. He returned a decade later with the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, but since then Lovano has been a regular headline draw.
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The album was recorded in March together with pianist Marilyn Crispell and percussionist Carmen Castaldi. Scandal Scandal released. Live at Newport Classic! Live at Newport is a …. This is his 25th album to his Blue Note catalog. It was released on the Blue Note label in and features a live performance by Douglas and Lovano with pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Joey Baron playing original material and two new compositions by Wayne Shorter.
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