Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Destaques da DownBeat de Março

David Sanborn -- When the alto saxophonist emerged on the scene in the 1970s, he quickly became one of the most influential in jazz, with a sound which also steeped in blues, soul and funk. Today, he’s often imitated, but his playing is immediately recognizable. We caught up with Sanborn to talk about his landmark albums of the 1970s and ’80s, as well as to see what new musical ideas he has up his sleeve.

Legacy of Bradley’s -- A decade ago, the piano bar Bradley’s shut its doors. The Manhattan bar was a meeting place for the generations, a spot where the legends traded ideas with each other, emerging stars showed off their new concepts and the masters tutored the youngsters on the bandstand. Here are tales from this legendary club.

Joey DeFrancesco & Bobby Hutcherson -- Last year, the Hammond B-3 organist and vibraphone player collaborated on the album Organic Vibes, one of the most swinging albums of ’06. Now, they’re touring together; and when we met up with the pair, they showed why they have such a phenomenal bandstand rapport.

John Hollenbeck -- Through his work with The Claudia Quintet, the WDR Big Band and his Large Ensemble, the Grammy nominated drummer has emerged as one of the most innovative composers in modern jazz.

SPECIAL SECTION: Summer Camp Guide -- Our second annual guide to where to study jazz when school’s out of session.

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION: Indie Record/Label Spotlight -- 1/6 page, 4-color blocks for $500 net each.


Steve Kuhn (piano)
Wally Schnalle (drums)
Omar Avital (bass)
Ellen Johnson (voice)

• Riffs—Jazz News From Around The Globe
• Vinyl Freak; The Question; Living Jazz; The Archives; The Insider
• Caught: Tri-C Jazz Festival’s Latin Night; Skycap Festival in Boston
• Billy Strayhorn Documentary and All-Star Tribute Soundtrack
• New Visitor Center at Louis Armstrong House and Museum
• Last Call at Joe Segal’s

• Master Class: Breathing for Vocalists, by Cheryl Bentyne
• Jazz on Campus: Mike Gellar’s online Jazz Master Classes
• Transcription: Marcin Wasilewski’s piano solo on “The Soul Of Things Part 3,” from
Tomasz Stanko’s quartet CD The Soul Of Things.

Hot Box
Charles Tolliver, With Love (Blue Note)
Otis Taylor, Definition Of A Circle (Telarc)
Nicholas Payton/Bob Belden/Sam Yahel/John Hart/Billy Drummond, Mysterious Shorter (Chesky)
Reginald Robinson, Man Out Of Time (88 Playa Music)

Bebo Valdés & Federico Britos (Calle 54)
Sylvain Luc (Dreyfus)
Bebo Valdés (Calle 54)
Bobby Darin (Hyena)
Harry Connick Jr. (Marsalis Music & Columbia)
John Hammond (Back Porch)
Rob Ickes, Andy Leftwich, Dave Pomeroy (Earwave)
The Four Bags (NCM East)
Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn Music)
Vusi Mahlasela (ATO)
Brubeck Brothers Quartet (Koch)
Frank Wright (ESP)
Keefe Jackson’s Fast Citizens (Delmark)
Chico Hamilton (Joyous Shout!)
Bucky Pizzarelli (Arbors)
Jimmy Heath Big Band (Planet Arts)
Stefano Bollani (ECM)
Matt Wilson Arts & Crafts (Palmetto)
Charlie Mariano, Ali Haurand, Daniel Humair (Konnex)
Patti Austin (Rendezvous)
Hendrik Meurkins (Zoho)
Chris Washburne and the SYOTOS Band (Jazzheads)
Terry Gibbs (Jazzed Media)
Soweto Kinch (Dune)
Joe Zawinul Big Band (Heads Up)
Billy Strayhorn (Blue Note)

Reissues: Tony Williams Mosaic Select
Books: Gayle Wald, Shout, Sister, Shout (Beacon Press)

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