Wednesday, December 31, 2008

January 2009: Tribute to Freddie Hubbard

Freddie Hubbard, one of the most creative and innovative trumpet players in jazz, died on December 29th 2008 age 70.It is remarkable just how many of the best jazz albums of the past fifty years have been informed by his great musical vision. As our own modest tribute to his great talent, here is a listing of the albums that he has featured on in our reviews: "Ready For Freddie" Here To

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Updated Jazz Gig Guide

Follow these links to find out where the world's top jazz artists are performing:Listings are in alphabetical order Eric Alexander Ben Allison Kenny Barron David Binney Brian Blade Ron Blake Terrence Blanchard Terri Lyne Carrington + click "Itinerary"Chris CheekAvishai Cohen Steve Coleman Scott Colley Ravi Coltrane + click "News and Events"Chick CoreaJoey DeFrancesco + click "Enter"

Monday, December 29, 2008

Jazz Albums of the Year 2009

Top 10 best jazz albums of the past year 1 Gonzalo Rubalcaba "Avatar" (Blue Note) Review 2 Pat Metheny "Day Trip" / "Tokyo Day Trip"(Nonesuch) Review 1 Review 2 3 Brad Mehldau Trio "Live At The Village Vanguard" (Nonesuch) Review 4 Aaron Parks "Invisible Cinema" (Blue Note) Review 5 Bennie Maupin Quartet "Early Reflections" (Cryptogramophone) Review 6

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life


Recording date: December 1975 at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg

Release date 1976

Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes


Pat Metheny (6-string guitar and 12- sting electric guitar)
Jaco Pastorius (electric bass)
Bob Moses (drums)

Bright Size Life; Sirabhorn; Unity Village; Missouri Uncompromised; Midwestern Nights Dream; Unquity Road; Omaha Celebration; Round Trip

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sonny Rollins - Road Shows Vol. 1

Doxy / EmarcyRelease date: October 28th 2008Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes Being a saxophone legend at the forefront of jazz for over 50 years is good but not as good as having a vast archive of the hundreds of hours of great live performances that you have made during that time. That's the enviable position that Sonny Rollins finds himself in with a host of hitherto unreleased material

Saturday, December 6, 2008

December 2008: Focus on Lee Morgan

One of hard bop's greatest trumpeters, here is where Lee Morgan features on 100 Greatest Jazz Albums:"The Sidewinder""Peckin' Time""Delightfulee""Lee Morgan Volume 2""Lee Morgan Volume 3""City Lights"Earlier:September 2008: Focus on Hank MobleyOctober 2008: Focus on Miles DavisNovember 2008: Focus on John Coltrane var addthis_pub = 'kgw';

Eric Alexander Quartet - Prime Time

HighnoteRecorded Live at the Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville NC on April 22nd 2007Release date: March 4th 2008Availability: CD+DVD, MP3 Download, iTunes The Eric Alexander/ David Hazeltine / Joe Farnsworth collaboration has endured for over ten years, via the band One For All and numerous sessions with Eric Alexander or David Hazeltine as leader. So, remarkable then that this release - a CD and

Monday, December 1, 2008

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