Hal Galper: Ivory Forest Redux
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by Paul Rauch
21h ago
There are a myriad of reasons as to why two musicians may have a special chemistry. They may be aesthetic pertaining to style, or philosophical in terms of what direction their personal musical journeys are headed. For pianist Hal Galper and guitarist John Scofield, two recordings on the German Enja label in 1979 and 1980 demonstrated in no uncertain terms, that the two were well grounded in musical paths that while being decidedly different, coalesced peacefully in a hub of scorched earth intensity... [ read more ..read more
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Ed Cherry, Jim Self, Eric Gloletz and Tawanda
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by Joe Dimino
21h ago
From a gem on the jazz vocalist front, we begin the 787th episode of Neon Jazz with Tawanda. From there, we hear from a major influence on her in Anita O'Day. We also get a host of new tunes to begin 2023 with John Bailey, Eric Goletz, Keith O'Rourke and guitarist Ed Cherry... [ read more ..read more
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Thomas Marriott: Live From the Heat Dome
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by Paul Rauch
2d ago
A "heat dome" is created when an area of high pressure hovers over an area for days or weeks, trapping warm air underneath. The meteorological phenomena is much like a lid on a boiling pot. In late June of 2021, residents of the Pacific Northwest became plainly aware of what a heat dome is by experiencing three days of severe heat topping 108 degrees, in an area more accustomed to temperatures in the low to mid seventies... [ read more ..read more
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Hal Galper Trio: Invitation to Openness
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by Paul Rauch
2d ago
Two and a half hours outside of New York City, the tiny Delaware River town of Callicoon, New York is home to little more than three thousand people. On Upper Main Street, Rafter's Tavern has been a part of this upstate hamlet since the late nineteenth century. In current times, this local eatery, bar and music venue welcomes in forty five year local resident and jazz piano legend Hal Galper and his trio for a weekly matinee performance... [ read more ..read more
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A Few More of My Favorite 2022 Jazz Things, Part 1
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by Ludovico Granvassu
2d ago
Twelve months have gone by so fast, and so much has happened... At the beginning of the year we were still under various degrees of lockdown or social distancing, now we have a war, weather patterns and a financial situation that are crazier than ever. One positive thread through these months, however, has been the relentless pace at which creative musicians have brought us album after album of gorgeous music, which confirmed once more that musicians may be the last social group that can still be trusted!Here are some of our favorite songs in the second half of the year (to check out those f ..read more
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A Few More of My Favorite 2022 Jazz Things, Part 2
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by Ludovico Granvassu
2d ago
As this is our last show in 2022, our playlist focus on the songs we've loved the most in the last six months of what was an incredibly prolific year for jazz. Here's to a new year that hopefully will bring us much great music as 2022 did!Happy listening... and a happy new year!PlaylistBen Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat... [ read more ..read more
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Bart Wirtz and Emiel van Rijthoven of WAAN
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by Lawrence Peryer
2d ago
Today, the spotlight shines on musicians Bart Wirtz and Emiel van Rijthoven who perform and record together under the name WAAN (Dutch for 'Craze'). WAAN have a new record, Echo Echo (Sonar Kollectiv), out on February 24, 2023... [ read more ..read more
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January 2023
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by Pat Youngspiel
3d ago
Masaki Hayashi Group Blur The Border S/N Alliance 2023 In contrast to its sister-label Nagalu Records, Shinya Fukumori's S/N alliance is devoted to music and musicians outside of Japan, bringing idioms from classical music and improvised streams under one roof, to be shared across borders... [ read more ..read more
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Bass Extremes: S'Low Down
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by Chris Jisi
3d ago
Thirty years ago, a simple pairing changed the trajectory of bass. Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten, bonded by their mutual fretboard wizardry, sharp wit, and teaching philosophies, formed Bass Extremes, and the instrument and its community were forever transformed... [ read more ..read more
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Spinifex, Greene/Smith/Moses and Devin Brahja Waldman Ra Kalam Bob Moses
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by Maurice Hogue
3d ago
This edition of One Man's Jazz tends to a lot of music out on the edge, starting with a tune from a 2019 release called Life's Intense Mystery by Burton Greene, Damon Smith and Bob Moses, before heading to the powerful and unpredictable band from Amsterdam, Spinifex; they've added singers to the mix on their latest... [ read more ..read more
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