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All About Jazz

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Jazz MP3 Download of the Day

Today's Track: Ποιμενικόν (Shepherd's Minor) (Fri, 01 Jul 2016)
 Download « Ποιμενικόν (Shepherd's Minor) » free jazz mp3 Listen to Ποιμενικόν (Shepherd's Minor) (05:23) By Artist/Band Tassos Spiliotopoulos From the Album In the North (Self Produced) More Downloads
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Jazz Music News

RECORDING: Trombonist Reggie Watkins's "Avid Admirer: The Jimmy Knepper Project" Set for July 15 Release (Fri, 01 Jul 2016)

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RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: July 4, 2016 (Fri, 01 Jul 2016)

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BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Erik Friedlander (Fri, 01 Jul 2016)

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All About Jazz Feature Articles

Myra Melford -- Suoni Per Il Popolo 2016 (Fri, 01 Jul 2016)

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The Hot Sardines at Central Park Summerstage (Fri, 01 Jul 2016)

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Weather Report -- Claude Nobs: We All Came Out To Montreux... (Thu, 30 Jun 2016)

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All About Jazz Album Reviews

Nathan Hubbard / Skeleton Key Orchestra: Furiously Dreaming (Fri, 01 Jul 2016)
Sprawling. Massive. Unapologetically ambitious. All over the musical map. But, somehow, not excessive. Furiously Dreaming is a two-CD set by percussionist / composer / musical visionary m: Nathan Hubbard and his 50-member (for this recording) Skeleton Key Orchestra. The leader or co... [ read more ]
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Allen Toussaint: American Tunes (Fri, 01 Jul 2016)
The mighty river of American songs flows in many different directions: blues, gospel, jazz and funk are part of the muddy water that makes up the music. Pianist, composer, arranger and record producer, Allen Toussaint, who sadly passed away in 2015, was an important part of the ongoing legacy of Ame... [ read more ]
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Matthew Halsall: Matthew Halsall: On the Go (Special Edition) (Fri, 01 Jul 2016)
Slipping under the radar this low-key reissue of m: Matthew Halsall's classic 2011 album should not be ignored. Why so? Well rather than just tweak the tapes for a first vinyl issue Halsall, who it appears was not completely happy with the original mix, has taken the opportunity to commi... [ read more ]
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All About Jazz Feature Interviews

Take Five with Alex Gershman of Sashaa€(TM)s Bloc (Sat, 25 Jun 2016)

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Take Five With Antonio Adolfo (Sat, 18 Jun 2016)

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Take Five With Roberta Piket (Fri, 17 Jun 2016)

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Natacha Atlas: A Myriad of Possibilities (Sun, 12 Jun 2016)

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MUSIC INDUSTRY: 6 Seismic Societal Shifts Changing the Music Industry ()
In this piece, Dmitri Vietze examines six different societal shifts that have been stewing beneath the music industry, which are beginning to bubble up in different and sometimes unexpected ways, bringing destruction but also the potential for new opportunities. Guest post by Dmitri VietzeA of RockPaperScissors...
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MUSIC INDUSTRY: Why Music Streaming Services Need to Attract an Older Audience ()
With few exceptions, the majority of streaming platform users tend toA be largely in the under 35 set, but these services might do well to start courting an older demographic, with their deep pockets and streaming compatible tastes in music. Guest Post by Heather Willensky With Troy Carter heading up Spotifya€(TM)s Creator Services, the next land-grab for subscriber loyalty looks set to take place over album exclusives. This is great news for Millennials and Gen Z, who can expect a string of windowed albums to vie for their coveted attention. According to a 2015 study from Civic Science, 61% of Spotifya€(TM)s listeners are 29 and under. There is no question that driving subscriptions, conversion and loyalty among young listeners is hugely important to the success of any streaming service. But there is also a huge older music loving demographic, and they shouldna€(TM)t be ignored...
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JazzTimes

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Articles - JazzTimes

Mike Stern: Miles Davis, Jim Hall & the Creative Process - In Person (Fri, 01 Jul 2016)
Video interview with the noted guitarist during the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival
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Drummer Randy Jones Dies at 72 - News (Thu, 30 Jun 2016)
Long-serving sideman in Dave Brubeck Quartet
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George Benson at London's Royal Albert Hall - Photos (Thu, 30 Jun 2016)
Grammy-winning guitarist performs his greatest hits
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jazzadvice.com

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How to Completely Change How You Think About Practicing: Words of Wisdom from Harold Mabern
How to change your practice As he stood in the hallway, the students gathered round… You could see the crowd growing, one-by-one as the people walking by heard what was happening. Harold, animated and speaking with vibrant energy, was sharing his experiences with a group of lucky students that happened to catch him in-between classes. While I was at music school, pianist Harold Mabern’s spontaneous hallway-lunch-time talks became something you did not want to miss. A walking encyclopedia of jazz history, tunes and techniques, Harold actually lived it. He played with greats like Cannonball Adderley, Roy Haynes, J.J. Johnson, Sonny Rollins, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Hank Mobley, and Miles Davis, just to name a few! And Harold, as you can tell from the scene described above, loves to share his experiences and knowledge that he’s picked up along the way. Having the fortunate opportunity to study and spend time with him for several years, he taught me all sorts of things. But sometimes the things that have the greatest impact on you are the simplest of ideas… An then it hit me… Box after box I unpacked. What could be in this one? More lead sheets, another 10 play-alongs, a manuscript notebook filled with messy lines and chord symbols. What is all this junk? And then, in small barely-legible handwriting, scribbled on a piece of paper, I read something profound…‘Harold told me today that it’s not how much you gain, it’s how much you retain’ This was me as I went through my boxes … Read More Read related articles The Jazz Musician’s Most Important Tool: How To… Great Jazz Ears: How to Get a Vivid Aural Imagination Transcribing Whole Solos Is More Than You Thought 6 Disastrous Mistakes You’re Making in Learning to… 3 Gems Harold Mabern Told Me 3 More Gems From Harold Mabern
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