Dizzy's Club Coca Cola in New York City

Jazz Alley in Seattle

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge in Denver

 

Ronnie Scott's in London

Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco

 

Tuesday
Jul262011

Top Jazz Albums for the Week of 25 July 2011

Chuck Loeb - Plain 'n' SimpleThis is the weekly US/Canada radio airplay list from JazzWeek.com

Want to see stats regarding how many radio stations played your favorite album or how much it moved up or down the chart from last week? Click here to get that information. 

The week is a continuation of the reissue "theme". Jazz reissue after jazz reissue. Interested? Go check all of them out here. New music this week from guitarist Chuck Loeb, Wolfert Brederode, and Dominick Farinacci's new one is out. I wrote about it last month - you can read the preview here.

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Tuesday
Jul192011

"I Got Lost in His Arms" - 1st Single from Terri Lyne Carrington's The Mosaic Project (video)

This great sounding album was released today (19 July 2011) in the US. Here's the video to the first single I Got Lost in His Arms featuring Gretchen Parlato, Esperanza Spalding, Ingrid Jensen, Helen Sung, Linda TaylorTineke Postma and Patrice Rushen . Enjoy!

Want to get the album? Click here to get it on Amazon.

Tuesday
Jul192011

Music Review ~ Ivo Perelman Quartet "The Hour of the Star"

Ivo Perelman Quartet - The Hour of the StarFor many critics of jazz, the term 'free jazz' is typically used in conjunction with a type of music that is supposedly inaccessible to the average music lover. It begs the question, who is the “average” listener, and how do we know what they would like? Is there a litmus test to determine what they prefer? Why do some critics feel the need to proselytize their opinions as de rigueur for jazz?

Part of the problem with many jazz critics is the pedagogy of what they deem to be "real jazz".  It's often their personal tastes masquerading as what the “ideal” sound should be. In my opinion, putting limits on jazz as a default position is the most anti-jazz thing you can do. Jazz is ultimately about freedom of expression. 

One musician that embodies the spirit of freedom is tenor saxophonist, Ivo Perelman.

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Monday
Jul182011

Top 50+ Jazz Albums for the Week of 18 July 2011

Terri Lyne Carrington - The Mosiac ProjectThis is the weekly US/Canada radio airplay list from JazzWeek.com

Want to see stats regarding how many radio stations played your favorite album or how much it moved up or down the chart from last week? Click here to get that information. 

The releases this week include the highly anticipated album from Terri Lyne Carrington - The Mosaic Project. Remember me telling you about it? It's a project that consists of a "who's who" of almost all of the top tier female jazz musicians and singers in the game right now. Read about it and see video of the recording/collaborative process here.

Randy Brecker, John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension, Cedar Walton and Stacey Kent also came out with new music this week. 

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