Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Destaques da Down Beat de Fevereiro

Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi -- Music is a family affair for husband and wife Trucks and Tedeschi. For Trucks, he leads his band through an innovative mix of blues, jazz, Indian classical, Afro-Cuban and Southern rock. Tedeschi offers a much more traditional sound, as one of the freshest voices on the contemporary blues scene. We caught up with them as they took their groups out on tour together this past fall.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba -- The pianist has usually done his talking through notes and tones. But recently, he opened up to us about his relationship to his native Cuba and its music, as well as the hardships he faced when he first came to the United States in developing his musical identity, as well as the resistance he received from Cuban defectors.

Anita O'Day - Rebel Song Stylist O'Day Dies

Matt Wilson -- One of the most in-demand drummers in jazz today, Wilson appears as a sideman on a vast array of albums and live projects. But he’s also quite the bandleader, best witnessed by his Arts & Crafts Quartet, which has a new album in the works for early 2007.

Los Angeles Big Band Scene -- From the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band and the Chris Walden Big Band to the Clayton–Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and Gerald Wilson Orchestra, L.A. currently boasts an active and innovative big band scene.

SPECIAL SECTION: 100 Great Jazz Clubs -- Our list of 100 great places to catch live jazz around the world, featuring descriptions of each club. In addition, we feature a story on 10 great moments over the Blue Note’s 25 years in New York.

BLINDFOLD TEST: Bill Henderson

Dave Burrell (piano)
Asha Puthli (voice)
Yosvany Terry Cabrera (saxophone)
Mark Egan (bass)

• Riffs—Jazz News From Around The Globe
• Vinyl Freak; The Question; European Scene; The Archives
• Caught: Edgefest; Cecil Taylor with Henry Grimes at Iridium; Zawinul Syndicate returns to L.A.
• JazzBoston new web site; Andrew Hill Nonet performs Music Of Passing Ships for first time.
• Story behind new Heath Brothers documentary; Ronnie Scott’s reopens in London

• Master Class: Rachel Z
• Jazz on Campus: Columbia College Quintet & Orchestra project with Doug Lofstrom
• Transcription: Duke Ellington & Ray Brown’s piano/bass duet improv on “Things Ain’t
What They Used To Be,” from the 1972 recording This One’s For Blanton (Pablo)

Tin Hat: The Sad Machinery Of Spring (Hannibal)
Sonny Rollins: Sonny, Please (Doxyt)
Gil Goldstein: Under Rousseau’s Moon (Half Note)
Ron Miles: Stone/Blossom (Sterling Circle)
Nils Petter Molvaer (Thirsty Ear)
Roseanna Vitro (Challenge)
Janice Borla (Blujazz)
Ben Riley’s Monk Legacy Septet (Concord)
One More (IPO)
Rudy Linka (Jiri Vanek)
Royce Campbell (Moon Cycle)
John Ettinger (Ettinger)
Paul Murphy/Larry Willis (Mapleshade)
Anthony Wilson Nonet (Groove Note)
Delfeayo Marsalis (Troubadour Jass)
John Taylor/Martin France/Palle Danielsson (CamJazz)
Ellen Johnson (Vocal Visions)
Available Jelly (Ramboy)
Chris Tarry Group (Cellar Live)
Rob Reddy’s Gift Horse (Reddy Music)
Exploding Star Orchestra (Thrill Jockey)
Chet Doxas Quartet (Justin Time)
Alex Bellegarde Quartet (Justin Time)
Ithamara Koorax (JSR)
Neal Miner (Smalls)
Kahil El’Zabar (Delmark)
Andrew Rathbun & George Colligan (Fresh Sound/New Talent)
Armen Donelian & Marc Mommaas (Sunnyside)

Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials (Alligator)
Linda Hopkins (Free Ham)
Paul Speidel Band (independent release)
Robert Cray (Nozzle/Vanguard)
Robi Zonca & Luther Kent (Mousemen)
Johnny Nicholas (Top Cat)

Tom Waits: Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers And Bastards (Anti-)

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