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All About Jazz

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Jazz MP3 Download of the Day

Today's Track (Fri, 29 May 2015)
 Download « Both of Us » free jazz mp3 Both of Us (4:14) Artist/Band Sola Rosa Album Magnetics (Agogo Records) More Downloads
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Jazz Music News

RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: June 1, 2015 (Fri, 29 May 2015)

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RECORDING: Dot Time Records Signs UK Jazz/Soul Vocalist Ola Onabule (Fri, 29 May 2015)

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RECORDING: Maria Schneider's the Thompson Fields Now Available (Fri, 29 May 2015)

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RECORDING: "Padme," Debut CD by Pianist/Composer Caili O'Doherty, to be Released July 7 in Conjunction with West Coast Tour (Fri, 29 May 2015)

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FESTIVAL: West Valley Island Cultural Festival, Sunday, June 14, 2015 (Fri, 29 May 2015)

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All About Jazz Feature Articles

John Coltrane -- If Coltrane emerged today, would he receive recognition and appreciation? (Fri, 29 May 2015)

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Ravi Coltrane Quartet at Cornell University (Fri, 29 May 2015)

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Sheila Jordan and Steve Kuhn Trio at Birdland (Fri, 29 May 2015)

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Norfolk And Norwich Festival 2015 (Thu, 28 May 2015)

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All About Jazz Album Reviews

Steve Slagle and Bill O'Connell: The Power Of Two (Fri, 29 May 2015)
The initial impetus behind the creation of this recording was the passing of Kenny Drew Jr., an exceptional and underappreciated pianist who saxophonist m: Steve Slagle worked with, both in the Mingus Big Band and on one of his own leader dates--Reincarnation (SteepleChase, 1994). On the...
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Batik: Headland (Fri, 29 May 2015)
Batik may be a relatively new group but there's a natural chemistry in this debut recording that is the result of long years playing together in a variety of contexts. The genesis of the group dates back to m: Joost Lijbaart and m: Wolfert Brederode's duo collaborations, whic...
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Gary Peacock Trio: Now This (Fri, 29 May 2015)
Some of bassist Gary Peacock's earliest musical associations speak to a career that has been nurtured by unusually well-rounded experiences. Subbing for m: Ron Carter in gigs with m: Miles Davis, playing with the m: Bill Evans Trio and pianist m: Paul Bley...
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John Roney: Preludes (Fri, 29 May 2015)
Intelligent programming in a jazz release provides its own reward in seasoning the recital contained therein with a thoughtful foundation. Canadian pianist John Roney entitles his recording Preludes and proceeds to populate the disc with exactly that, "Preludes," those brief, often standalone keyboa...
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Luis Perdomo: Twenty-Two (Thu, 28 May 2015)
In 1993, a twenty-two year old pianist named Luis Perdomo left Venezuela and arrived in New York City, eager to further his education and pursue his musical dreams. Now, twenty-two years later, Perdomo can certainly look back with a sense of accomplishment, having made a significant impact on the sc...
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All About Jazz Feature Interviews

Dave Douglas: There's Wisdom Everywhere in the Universe (Mon, 25 May 2015)

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Joanna Pascale: To Tell a Story in Song (Wed, 20 May 2015)

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Bruce Lundvall, CEO Of Blue Note Records (Wed, 20 May 2015)

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Steve Tibbetts: a€oeNorthern Songa€ and the Sounds of Silence (Sun, 17 May 2015)

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Rich Keith: Pure Jazz Radio (Sat, 16 May 2015)

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Katie Thiroux: Walking a Classy and Swinging Line (Fri, 15 May 2015)

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Burt Eckoff: A Pianist's Close Encounters With the Greats of Jazz (Thu, 14 May 2015)

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Take Five with Devin Roth (Fri, 08 May 2015)

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CAREER: The Three Biggest Reasons Why You Might Still Want to Sign with a Record Label ()
Depending on who you talk to, the internet has either helped or hindered the music business. Some people think it's done both. Sure, sales are down and the economic paradigm continues to shift, but access to music has never been greater,A vinyl sales continue to grow, and with such a low barrier to entry, it seems as if there are more new bands than ever. In spite of all of these varying factors, here are three reasons why signing aA record deal may be a good idea.A...
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MUSIC INDUSTRY: Record Labels Join Effort to Keep .Music Domain Control from Google, Amazon ()
It feels like we've been waiting for the .music domain forever. A When released, it will open up to possibility for thousands of musicians and music companies to have a domain name more reflective of their A offline moniker, as well as, some interesting lawsuits.A Cyprus based Constantine Roussos of DotMusic Limited has received backing from one of the most influential trade groups in music, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in his effort to win the rights to sell all internet addresses ending in dot-music. (Read the official statement here.) The IFPI represents 1300 record companies including the major labels Universal, Sony and Warner Music...
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CAREER: Forming a Band as an LLC: A How-to Guide ()
When you start making a bit more money as a band and get to the point where this is really your career, you need to start treating it like a job. Your band has become a company, and just like any other company, you need to organize yourself,A deal with taxes, and protect yourself. Here is a How-To guide to set your band up as an LLC.A...
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Calvin Johnson Jr.: New Orleans' Multi-Talented Native Son - In Profile with Mick Carlon (Thu, 28 May 2015)
"In New Orleans the music still belongs to the people"
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AUM Fidelity to Release 3-CD William Parker Box - News (Thu, 28 May 2015)
Set includes four long-form works
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Ornette Coleman Sues Over Release of “New Vocabulary” Album - News (Wed, 27 May 2015)
Complaint alleges saxophonist did not authorize release
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Report: New Unreleased Sun Ra Material Coming in Fall - News (Tue, 26 May 2015)
Music will span 1962-1991
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Official Miles Davis Website Revamped - News (Tue, 26 May 2015)
New features incorporated
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Darcy James Argue to Premiere New Work, “Real Enemies,” in November - News (Tue, 26 May 2015)
Multi-media presentation traces a “range of conspiracies”
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Farewell: Tim Hagans Remembers Bob Belden - Farewells (Tue, 26 May 2015)
"He was the cat that set everything into motion"
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5 Skills You Won’t Learn in School, Skill Three: The Secret to Great Time
The Secret To Great Time Ever feel like something is missing from your solos? You spend hours learning tunes and transcribing solos from your favorite recordings, you’ve memorized the chord progressions and diligently practiced the tricky fingerings, but when you listen back something is off. And it’s frustrating because you can’t quite place your finger on the problem… You’re playing the same songs, the same chords, and even the same notes, yet that player on the recording sounds shockingly better. Each musical phrase is confident, each note makes you tap your foot, however your own playing sounds flat and unexciting. The problem isn’t your grasp of music theory, it isn’t your note choices, and it’s not your sound. So what is it? The culprit is your time. One of the most ignored aspects of musicianship, especially for struggling improvisers, is what we call “time” – swinging, rhythmic feel, and groove. In fact, the core of modern jazz education is centered around an intellectual approach to harmony – scales, chords, and harmonic progressions… Thelonious Monk quote All of those classes and lessons essentially teach you how to count. You play four beats in a measure, you learn about dividing each bar into quarter notes, eighth notes, triplets, 16th’s… But improvising isn’t just about playing the right notes at the right time, it’s about sharing a message, telling a story through music. To do this you need to develop the rhythmic element of your playing. However, time often gets overlooked because unlike harmony, it’s hard to place into words or … Read More Related & Recommended Posts: Hearing Time: Rhythmic Ear Training Developing a Concept of Swing Develop a Stronger Sense of Time: Using a Metronome on 2… Four Ways to Reinvigorate the Practice of Technique Why You Should Be Hearing Music in Your Mind
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