Thursday, October 1, 2009

"Down Beat" - October 2009

Joshua Redman - The virtuosity and charisma of Joshua Redman are equaled only by his narrative imagination and sublime solos. The 40-year-old tenor/soprano saxophone star, who has embraced the acoustic jazz trio in recent years, talks about the rewards of performing with a variety of favorite bandmates and frequent collaborators, his involvement as an Invitation Series artist of honor at the Montreal Jazz Festival and his adventurous new CD project "Compass."

Montreal Jazz Fest Turns 30 - The world's largest jazz festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer, and DownBeat is there to document the occasion with Guest Editor Michael Bourne.

Why Jazz Endures - Four experts weigh in on the fundamental reasons why the evolving art of jazz has survived the test of time and how it continues to thrive in the face of ever-changing consumer tastes.

Frank Zappa - DB editors celebrate the jazzy legacy of DownBeat's ultimate "Beyond" artist and reveal how Zappa continues to influence forward-thinking musicians on today's scene.

SPECIAL EDUCATION SECTION: Where To Study Jazz 2009 - DownBeat provides a comprehensive resource designed to help students preparing to enter college and graduate school take the proper steps in pursuing their formal jazz studies.

Dado Moroni (piano)
Stacy Dillard (saxophone)
Dave Frank (piano)
Eddie C. Campbell (guitar)


· Small venues that run their own labels.
· New York's Jazz Forum celebrates 30th anniversary.
· Los Angeles Jazz Collective gets musicians organized, recording in L.A.
· Vinyl Freak; Backstage With ...
· Caught: Telluride Jazz Festival, Catalan Nights at New York's Jazz Standard, Deep Tones For Beace Jazz Bass Event in Isreal

· Pianist Don Gladen starts Philadelphia Heritage Project
· Latin Music USA Program to air on PBS
· Saxophonist Roy Nathanson publishes book of poems
· Ronnie Scott's in London turns 50
· Caught: North Sea Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Ljubljana Jazz Festival

· Jazz on Campus: University of Manitoba expands jazz program
· Transcription: Louis Armstrong's trumpet solo on "King of the Zulus"
· Master Class: Guitarist Corey Christiansen

Hot Box
Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, I'm BeBoppin' Too (Half Note)
Joey DeFrancesco, Finger Poppin' (Doodlin' Records)
Harry Skoler/Ed Saindon, Two Ones (Soliloquy Records)
Willie Nelson, American Classic (Blue Note)

Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, The Moment's Energy (ECM)
John Hollenbeck, Rainbow Jimmies (GPE Records)
Crimson Jazz Trio, King Crimson Songbook Vol. 2 (Inner Knot)
Oslandailey Jazztet, Evidence (Sea Breeze)
Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Strings, Renegades (Delmark)
Stefon Harris & Blackout, Urbanus (Concord)
Mike Stern, Big Neighborhood (Heads Up)
Bill Frisell, Disfarmer (Nonesuch)
Fred Hersch Plays Jobim (Sunnyside)
John Hebert, Byzantine Monkey (Firehouse 12)
Marc Copland, New York Trio Recordings Vol. 3 Night Whispers (Pirouet)
Briggan Krauss' H-Alpha, Red Sphere (Skirl 009)
Steve Lantner Quartet, Given: Live In Münster (hatOLOGY)
Lars Danielsson, Tarantella (ACT)
Nils Wogram's Lush, Pretty Good News (Unit)
Nomo, Invisible Cities (Ubiquity)
Rod Mazurek Quintet, Sound Is (Delmark)
Rudder, Matorning (Nineteen-Eight Records)
Stanley Clarke Trio, Jazz In The Garden (Heads Up)
Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls, Seize The Time (Naim Jazz)
Ralph Alessi and Modular Theatre, Open Season (RKM Music)
Black Joe Lewis & Honeybears, Tell 'Em What Your Name Is! (Lost Highway)
Brad Shepik, Human Activity Suite (Songlines)
Charles Tolliver Big Band, Emperor March (Half Note)
Corey Wilkes & Abstrakt Pulse, Cries From the Ghetto (Pi)
Derrick Gardner's Jazz Prophets +2, Echoes Of Ethnicity (Owl Studios)
Eric Lindell, Gulf Coast Highway (Alligator)
Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra, Live at Jazz Standard (Sunnyside)
Geoffrey Keezer, áurea (Artist Share)
Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin, Amparo (Decca)
Jane Bunnett, Embracing Voices (Sunnyside)

Roberta Gambarini, So In Love (Decca/Universal)
Lisa Hilton, Twilight and Blues (Ruby Slippers)
Jackie Allen, Starry Night (Avant Bass)
Greta Matassa, I Wanna Be Loved (Resonance)
Kat Edmonson, Take To The Sky (Waterloo)

Charles Wilson, Troubled Child (Severn)
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, What Have... (Daptone)
Louisiana Red, Black Bayou (Ruf)
Hans Theesink & Terry Evans, Visions (BluesGroove)
Homemade Jamz Blues Band, I Got Blues For You (Northern Blues)
Seasick Steve, Dog House Music (Bronzerat)

Woodstock Concert boxed set (Rhino)
Sly & the Family Stone, The Woodstock Experience (CD, Legacy)
Jimi Hendrix, Live 1968 Official Bootleg (Experience Hendrix CD and LP)
John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band, Live in Toronto (DVD, Shout! Factory)
Fillmore, The Last Days (DVD, Rhino)
My Dinner With Jimi (DVD MicroWerks/Rhino)

Frank Sinatra, My Way (Concord)
Frank Sinatra, Live at the Meadowlands (Concord)
Jimmy Rushing, The Scene (HighNote)

Samuel Charters, A Language of Song (Duke University Press)

1 comment:

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Legendary jazz tap dancer, Savion Glover is doing a 5 night run at the famous Blue Note Jazz Club in Greenwich Village!!

Very special guests include: Mccoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Eddie Palmieri & Jack DeJohnette

November 17-22, 8pm & 10:30pm