Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"DownBeat" - June 2010

Cover Story:
Chick Corea -- Corea celebrates jazz giant Bill Evans, a pianistic hero and significant influence on his career, with a two-week engagement at the Blue Note in New York City this spring. Joined by former Evans band members Eddie Gomez (bass) and Paul Motian (drums), Corea will perform some rarely heard Evans compositions and will also premiere original material written in the spirit of Evans' famous trio.

Wallace Roney -- Once a disciple of the legendary Miles Davis, trumpeter Roney flies up from under the radar and keeps his music moving forward by fronting a young band that performs a fresh-sounding mix of straightahead jazz, r&b and funk.

Bobby Broom -- The Chicago-based master guitarist and longtime sideman to saxophonist Sonny Rollins is approaching a new plateau with his own adventuresome working trio.

Bill Evans: Classic Interview -- An up-close look at one of the most important pianists in the history of jazz.

33rd Annual DownBeat Student Music Awards -- DB honors the best and the brightest student jazz musicians and school ensembles from across the country.

Antonio Ciaccia (piano)
Ralph Lalama (saxophone)
Catherine Russell (voice)
Sharell Cassity (saxophone)

BLINDFOLD TEST -- Stanley Clarke

John McLaughlin rediscovers his inner Coltrane jones.
1960s-era saxophonist Giuseppi Logan makes first recording in more than 40 years.
The Question; European Scene
Caught: Vossa Jazz Festival; Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival; Arts For Art Vision Collaboration

Master Class: Jazz Phrasing and Articulation, by Miles Osland
Transcription: Cuong Vu trumpet solo
Jazz On Campus: Institut Fur Jazz (Austria) amps up its composition program.

Hot Box
Dave Holland Octet, Pathways (Dare2)
Regina Carter, Reverse Thread (E1 Entertainment)
Jacky Terrasson, Push (Concord)
Michael Treni, Turnaround (Bell Production Co.)

CD Reviews
Brad Mehldau, Highway Rider (Nonesuch)
Jean-Michel Pilc, True Story (Dreyfus)
Rufus Reid, Out Front (Motema)
Tom Harrell, Roman Nights (High Note)
Omar Sosa & NDR Big Band, Ceremony (Ota Records)
Abdullah Ibrahim & WDR Big Band, Bombella (Sunnyside)
Kahiba, Global Dialects (Intuition/Allegro)
Kristjan Jarvi's Absolute Ensemble Feat. Joe Zawinul, Absolute Zawinul (Sunnyside)
Dual Identy, Dual Identity (Clean Feed)
Nils Cline Singers, Initiate (Crypto Gramophone)
Hailey Niswanger, Confeddi (self)
Moreland & Arbuckle, Flood (Telarc)
Giuseppi Logan Quartet, Giuseppi Logan Quartet (Tompkins Square)
Orrin Evans, Faith In Action (Posi-Tone)
Kirk Knuffke, Amnesia Brown (Clean Feed)
Solomon Burke, Nothing's Impossible (E1 Entertainment)
Michael Musillami Trio (Playscape)
Frank Kimbrough, Rumors (Palmetto)
Emilio Solla & The Tango Jazz Conspiracy, Bien Sur! (Fresh Sound World Jazz)
Pharez Whitted, Transient Journey (Owl)
Tim Hagans/Norbotten Big Band, The Avatar Sessions (Fuzzy Music)
Dave Lisk Orchestra, Coming Through Slaughter (Galloping Cow Music)
Amanda Carr, Common Thread (Original Music)
Ike Sturm, Jazz Mass (self)
John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, Live @ Belgrade DVD (Abstract Logix)
Chris Greene Quartet, Merge (Single Malt Recordings)
Marc Mommaas, Landmarc (Sunnyside)
Mike Reed's People Place & Things, Stories And Negotiations (482 Music)
Stanton Moore, Groove Alchemy (Telarc)
John Ellis & Double-Wide, Puppet Mischief (ObliqSound)
Nikki Yanofsky, Nikki (Decca)
Jim Pearce, I'm In The Twilight ... (Oak Avenue Publishing)

Reuben Wilson, Azure Te (18th & Vine)
Bernard Purdie/Reuben Wilson/Grant Green Jr., Godfathers of Groove (18th & Vine)
Joel Frahm & Bruce Katz, Project A (Anzic)
Mike Ledonne, The Groover (Savant)
Dave Stryker, One For Reedus (SteepleChase)

Nick Moss, Privileged (Blue Bella)
Holmes Brothers, Feed My Soul (Alligator)
Peter Karp/Sue Foley, He Said She Said (Blind Pig)
Gary Lucas/Dean Bowman, Chase the Devil (Knitting Factory)
Catfish Hray Blues Band, Splash (Circle 504)
Delta Moon, Hell Bound Train (Red Parlor)

Andre Marie Tal, Bend Skin Beats (RetroAfric)
Ghana Special, Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-81 (Soundway)
Franco & Le TPOK Jazz, FrancoPhonic 2 (Sterns)
Mulatu Astatke. New York-Addis-London: The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975 (Strut)
Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, Echos Hypnotiques (Analog Africa)
Orchestra Baobab, La Belle Epoque (Syllart)

The Bing Crosby CBS Radio Recordings (1954-1956) (Mosaic)

Book Review
Nadine Cohodas, Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone (Pantheon)

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