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Patricia Barber: Social Critic and Love Songs
Vocalist and pianist Patricia Barber is also a talented song writer. She composes tunes about environmental destruction and politics, but she always returns to writing about love and loss. JazzCorner.com producer Reese Erlich interviewed Barber at the Montreal Jazz Festival for this Jazz Perspective.
Published: Thu, 07 Dec 2012 01:15:00 EDT [top]
Gregory Porter: Smooth Voice and Sharp Lyrics
Vocalist Gregory Porter shook up the jazz world when his first CD, "Water," was nominated for a Grammy. With his second CD, "Be Good," Porter continues to combine a silky smooth voice with socially conscious lyrics. JazzCorner.com producer Reese Erlich interviewed Porter at the Curacao Jazz Festival.
Published: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 15:13:00 EDT [top]
Archie Shepp – Avant Garde to the Blues
Saxophonist Archie Shepp's career goes back nearly 50 years, including playing on Coltrane's iconic album, "A Love Supreme." Today Shepp mixes jazz, blues and other influences into what he calls "African American Music." JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective producer Reese Erlich spoke with Shepp as he prepared to launch a national tour. Music for this Perspective comes from the CD "Wo!man."
Published: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 22:54:00 EDT [top]
Stefon Harris - Good Vibes
Vibraphonist Stefon Harris excels at playing straight ahead and blues-infused jazz. With his Concord CD "90 Miles," you can add Afro-Cuban jazz to the list. JazzCorner producer Reese Erlich interviewed Harris at the Montreal Jazz Festival about his latest recording for JazzCorner.com.
Published: Sat, 08 Sep 2012 00:00:00 EDT [top]
Eliane Elias - Bossa Nova and Brazil
Vocalist and pianist Eliane Elias grew up musicially with Bossa Nova and quickly fused it with jazz. The performer and composer continues to explore new musical adventures in her CD "Light My Fire." JazzCorner.com producer Reese Erlich interviewed Elias at the Montreal Jazz Festival.
Published: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 23:45:00 EDT [top]
Luciana Souza - Ballads and Bossa Nova
Brazilian-born vocalist Luciana Souza has just issued two CDs simultaneously, something rather unusual in the jazz world. One features her singing bossa nova classics and the other showcases ballads sung by Chet Baker. JazzCorner.com producer Reese Erlich offers this Jazz Perspective.
Published: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 16:26:00 EDT [top]
Claire Daly - Hitting All the Low Notes
Claire Daly plays a deep and sonorous baritone saxophone. Traditionally used to play the bass part while other saxophones play the lead, Daly is one of a few modern players who plays the baritone as a bright, melodic instrument. Producer Reese Erlich offers this JazzCorner.com Perspective.
Published: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 11:33:00 EDT [top]
George Cables - The Dream Pianist
George Cables is one of the outstanding jazz pianists of any generation. He's been a Jazz Messenger for Art Blakey and pianist for Dexter Gordon, Art Pepper and Freddie Hubbard, among others. In this JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective, producer Reese Erlich looks back on Cables' fabled career.
Published: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 10:27:00 EDT [top]
Danilo Perez Hits New Notes in Panama
Danilo Perez is not only a talented jazz pianist, he also founded the Danilo Perez Foundation in Panama City to provide free music education for children. Jazz Corner producer Reese Erlich visited Panama to file this exclusive report on Perez and the Panama Jazz Festival.
Published: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 13:38:00 EST [top]
John Scofield – Guitarist of Many Talents
John Scofield started at the top, playing Carnegie Hall for his first gig in New York – and, he notes wryly, he hasn't played there since. Scofield, a master of many guitar styles, also has a wonderful sense of humor. JazzCorner.com producer Reese Erlich caught up with Scofield at the Panama Jazz Festival and offers this Jazz Perspective.
Published: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:57:00 EST [top]
Oscar Perez - New Wave of Latin Jazz Musicians
Pianist and composer Oscar Perez is one of the bright young lights of the Jazz-Latin scene in New York. Along with Danilo Perez, Miguel Zenon, David Sanchez and others, Oscar Perez is helping create a new sound based on fusing traditional Latin with funk, jazz and other contemporary music. JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective producer Reese Erlich sat down for a talk with Perez in New York.
Published: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:14:00 EST [top]
Larry Goldings' sound on the Hammond B3
Larry Goldings can surprise you with his Hammond B-3 organ virtuosity. He's equally adept at playing a bluesy tune and a jazz standard not usually played on organ. JazzCorner.com's Jazz Perspectives producer Reese Erlich caught up with Goldings after a performance at Yoshi's in Oakland.
Published: Sat, 04 Feb 2012 23:04:00 EST [top]
Bill O'Connell - Latin Jazz On Fire
Pianist Bill O'Connell has played Latin music for nearly 40 years, having apprenticed with the great Mongo Santamaria. He says the Latin Jazz scene remains strong in New York, as you can hear on his CD "Triple Play." JazzCorner.com's Jazz Perspectives producer Reese Erlich talks with O'Connell about Latin Jazz and about his solo CD inspired by the 9/11 attack on New York.
Published: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:30:00 EST [top]
Andrew Cyrille: Haiti Meets Jazz
Andrew Cyrille is best known as a free jazz drummer who exploded on the New York scene in the 1950s. In his most recent CD, Route de Freres (Street of Brothers), Cyrille explores his Haitian roots. As JazzCorner.com's Jazz Perspectives producer Reese Erlich discovered, Cyrille makes use of Haitian melodies, singers and rhythms to create a fascinating mix.
Published: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 06:38:00 EST [top]
Kenny Garrett Channels Miles Davis
Saxophonist Kenny Garrett became best known as a sideman to Miles Davis in the mid 1980s. In an interview conducted by JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspectives producer Reese Erlich, Garrett talks about his long career as both a sideman and leader of his own groups.
Published: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:54:00 EST [top]
Paul Motian - A Jazz Perspective
After his groundbreaking association with Bill Evans, Paul Motian later collaborated with pianists Paul Bley and Keith Jarrett. An eclectic artist, he also worked with Arlo Guthrie including, a stint at Woodstock. Later, Motian become a composer and bandleader, producing a number of well-regarded projects for ECM Records beginning in the 1970s. He had, since the early 1980s, also led a celebrated trio featuring guitarist Bill Frisell and saxophonist Joe Lovano. On November 22, 2011, Paul Motian died at the age of 80 leaving a wealth and breadth of stunning music. JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective producer Reese Erlich spoke with Motian in 2008.
Published: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 10:10:00 EST [top]
Kenny Werner - Full of Surprises
Pianist and composer Kenny Werner has been part of four CDs in less than two years, with two coming out so far this year. JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspectives producer Reese Erlich caught up with Werner to talk about his career and latest efforts.
Published: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 00:51:00 EST [top]
Jane Bunnett - A Cuban Rhapsody
Flutist and saxophonist Jane Bunnett has a smoking new CD called "Cuban Rhapsody." Playing duets with Cuban pianist Hilario Duran, Bunnett shows both prodigious technique and improvisational skills on some Cuban classics. JazzCorner.com producer Reese Erlich offers this Jazz Perspective.
Published: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 19:37:00 EST [top]
Randy Brecker - The Man With the Horn
Trumpeter Randy Brecker feels equally at home playing jazz, R&B or Latin music. His latest CD features him playing with the Danish Radio Big Band. JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspectives producer Reese Erlich caught up with Brecker at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Randy Brecker is a JazzCorner.com roster artist. For more visit www.randybrecker.com
Published: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 18:07:00 EST [top]
Dianne Reeves – Sings Out
Dianne Reeves is joining jazz vocalist Lizz Wright and African pop singer Angelique Kidjo to perform an unusual show at the Detroit Jazz Festival on September 2 and Tanglewood Jazz Festival on September 4. They pay tribute to the blues, jazz and pop singers of years past - but put their own special stamp on the music. Reese Erlich interviewed Reeves for this special JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective. For more info, please visit www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org and www.detroitjazzfest.com
Published: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 10:51:00 EST [top]
Jimmy Cobb - Keeping Time
Drummer Jimmy Cobb turned 82 this year but still keeps up a regular schedule of performing and teaching master classes. Perhaps most famous when he was part of Miles Davis band (1957-63), NEA Jazz Master Cobb has a distinguished career as both sideman and group leader. Producer Reese Erlich interviewed Cobb for this special JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective prior to his appearance at this year's Tanglewood Jazz Festival. For more info visit: www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org
Published: Sun, 21 Aug 2011 17:36:00 EST [top]
Lizz Wright - Sings Out the Truth
Vocalist Lizz Wright has long impressed audiences with her blues and gospel inflected jazz. Now she's joined with Dianne Reeves and Angelique Kidjo to perform "Sing the Truth," a vibrant homage to the female musicians of the past. JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspectives producer Reese Erlich talked with Wright about her career and the Sing the Truth Project, which will be featured at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival. For more info visit: www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org
Published: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 15:56:00 EST [top]
Terri Lyne Carrington - Marches To A Different Drum
Terri Lyne Carrington is a talented drummer, composer and music educator. She's currently touring with Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright and others, and is the music director of "Sing the Truth", which will be performed at this year's Detroit Jazz Festival. Carrington also recently released a new CD, Mosaic. JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspectives producer Reese Erlich sat down for an in-depth interview with Carrington. For more info on the "Sing the Truth" project visit: www.detroitjazzfest.com
Published: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 17:13:00 EST [top]
John Santos - Afro Latin Rhythm Maker
John Santos has been playing innovative jazz and Latin music for over 30 years. In his new CD, "Filosofia Caribena," he explores the music created at the intersection of African American and Latin cultures. JazzCorner's com's Jazz Perspectives producer Reese Erlich interviewed Santos at his home in Oakland, California. Santos makes a rare East Coast appearance with his sextet at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival in a tribute to the great Cuban bassist Cachao. For more info, visit www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org
Published: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:33:00 EST [top]
Bill Frisell - Goes Latin
Guitarist Bill Frisell has become immensely popular with his explorations of different kinds of music, from jazz to country and folk. Now he's joined vocalist Vinicius Cantuaria to play bossa nova and other styles of Latin music. The new CD, "Lagrimas Mexicanas" (Mexican Tears) features all original tunes performed by the masterful duo. JazzCorner.com producer Reese Erlich interviewed Frisell at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland.
Published: Thu, 03 Mar 2011 10:35:00 EST [top]
George Shearing - Remembered
The wonderful British jazz pianist died on February 14, 2011. He developed the "Shearing Sound," which some saw as old fashioned. But as you'll hear, he could really swing. JazzCorner.com producer Reese Erlich interviewed Shearing in Britain in 2000.
Published: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST [top]
Wayne Shorter - Jazz Genius
Jazz critics and fans alike say Wayne Shorter is one of the great modern masters of the saxophone. He played with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis and later co-founded Weather Report. In recent years he's focused efforts on his outstanding quartet. This special 12 minute Jazz Perspective looks at Wayne's life as performer and composer. It's produced by JazzCorner.com's Reese Erlich. The Wayne Shorter Quartet is appearing on Feb 8, 2011 in Boston and Feb 9 in New York. For more info, visit Absolutely Live Entertainment
Published: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 04:34:00 EST [top]
Taylor Eigsti - Prodigy To Accomplished Pianist
Taylor Eigsti hit the jazz scene over 10 years ago as a boy prodigy. Since then he's issued 7 CDs as a group leader. His latest, "Daylight at Midnight," charts a new direction for the pianist, featuring original vocals by Becca Stevens. Jazz Profiles producer Reese Erlich recently sat down with Eigsti for a chat.
Published: Wed, 05 Jan 2011 12:36:00 EST [top]
Arturo O'Farrill w. Lois Gilbert - The Cuban Chronicles
Grammy award winner Arturo O'Farrill is bringing the Chico O'Farrill Afro Cuban Orchestra to Cuba the week of December 13. Arturo and producer Lois Gilbert hope to bring you daily podcasts from Cuba with interviews, reports on special events and much more. This JazzCorner.com InnerView is a preview of what's to come with Arturo O'Farrill and Lois Gilbert
Published: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 15:15:03 EST [top]
Michel Camilo - Back To The Islands
Pianist and composer Michel Camilo brought his band to the Curacao Northsea Jazz Festival in September, earning standing ovations from the crowd. In this special JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective, producer Reese Erlich talks with Camilo about the
festival and his latest big band CD/DVD, "Caribe."
Published: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 06:15:03 EST [top]
Horace Silver - The Nitty Gritty
On September 2, we celebrate Horace Silver's 82nd birthday. Horace Silver is one of America's most prolific composers, and so much of his music are now standards such as "Song For My Father" and "Sister Sadie." This JazzCorner.com Innerview was first aired on radio station WRVR on Lois Gilbert's Jazz Masters series in 1979 and updated for the 2010 Detroit Jazz Festival and the theme of Flame Keepers: Carrying the Torch for Modern Jazz. For more information, visit www.detroitjazzfest.com
Published: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 05:10:03 EST [top]
Jane Monheit - Comes Home
Jane Monheit burst onto the jazz scene 10 years ago as a young voice belting out jazz classics. She's matured over the years into a confident and talented jazz singer. She performs at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival this year with
John Pizzarelli. Reese Erlich offers this special 30 minute JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective in which Monheit discusses her new CD "Home." For more information, visit www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org
Published: Wed, 01 Sep 2010 05:10:03 EST [top]
Donal Fox - Melding Musical Genres
Pianist and composer Donal Fox crosses the classical music and jazz music boundaries and continuously receives critical acclaim for his compositions and integration of the two musical genres. In this special JazzCorner.com InnerView with producer Lois Gilbert, Donal discusses the connection of classical and jazz music as exemplied in his project: "Piazzola to Bach" which he will perform with his group and special guest cellist Maya Beiser on September 5th at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival.
For more information, visit www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org
Published: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 06:10:03 EST [top]
Count Basie Orchestra - A New Vintage
Count Basie started his famous band in 1935. After his passing in 1984, the Count Basie Orchestra continued to perform. Several generations of players have passed their knowledge and love of jazz to newer players. JazzCorner.com's Perspectives producer Reese Erlich talked with the band's lead tenor saxophonist, Doug Lawrence, who explains that while the band respects its legacy, it also has a very modern big band sound. This special long-length JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective is sponsored in part by the Tanglewood Jazz Festival where the Count Basie Orchestra will be appearing on September 5, 2010. For more information, visit www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org
Published: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 06:10:03 EST [top]
Maria Schneider - Always Sky Blue
On the eve of Maria Schneider's releasing her latest cd, Sky Blue, JazzCorner.com InnerView producer, Lois Gilbert talked with Maria about everything from bird calls and birdwatching to mentors Bob Brookmeyer and Gil Evans. Sky Blue garnered Maria Schneider her 2nd Grammy. This special long-length JazzCorner.com InnerView is sponsored in part by the Detroit Jazz Festival. For more information, visit www.detroitjazzfest.com
Published: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 02:41:03 EST [top]
Herbie Hancock - Music Without Borders
Herbie Hancock has a long and distinguished career and is celebrating his 70th birthday. But he doesn't just sit back and perform "Herbie's Greatest Hits." In his new CD "The Imagine Project," Hancock has brought together musical superstars from around the world to fuse jazz with many styles of world music, in the name of world peace. Producer Reese Erlich spoke with Hancock about the new project and offers this special JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective sponsored in part by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.
Published: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 05:35:03 EST [top]
John McLaughlin - Taking It To The One
Guitarist John McLaughlin has a distinguished career in jazz and jazz fusion. He's played with everyone from Miles Davis to The Eagles. As JazzCorner.com's Jazz Perspectives producer Reese Erlich explains, McLaughlin's new CD "To the One," takes McLaughlin in a new musical direction via some familiar roads.
Published: Sun, 09 May 2010 19:35:03 EST [top]
Wayne Wallace - Sliding His Trombone
Wayne Wallace got his start playing rhythmn and blues with groups such as Earth Wind and Fire. Since the early 1990s, he has focused on Latin Jazz. His new CD, "Bien Bien" is a hot combination of jazz and Latin, with a little funk thrown in for good measure. Producer Reese Erlich interviewed Wallace in San Francisco for this JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective.
Published: Thu, 01 Apr 2010 06:20:03 EST [top]
Jackie Ryan - Jazz Vocals With Mexican Soul
Jackie Ryan grew up listening to the favorite songs of her mom, who was born in Mexico. When Jackie became a jazz singer, she combined fine interpretations of the Great American Songbook with the soul of Latin music. Producer Reese Erlich talks with Ryan about her CD "Doozy," in this JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective.
Published: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 04:20:03 EST [top]
Al DiMeola - Expanding Jazz Guitar
Guitarist Al Di Meola first became famous playing with Chick Corea in the fusion band Return to Forever. He gained international recognition performing as part of the Guitar Trio with John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia. JazzCorner.com's Jazz Perspective producer Reese Erlich interviewed Di Meola at the Montreal Jazz Festival about his latest efforts with his World Sinfonia band.
Published: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 05:50:03 EST [top]
Sachal Vasandani - We Move, We Change, We Grow
In 2007, producer Lois Gilbert has an opportunity to speak with Sachal Vasandani on the release of his debut CD for Mack Avenue called, "Eyes Wide Open." Nearly two years later, Lois once again talks with Sachal about his latest release, aptly titled, "We Move" and the changes and growth Sachal navigates through this record as well in his personal and professional life. This special JazzCorner.com InnerView was recorded during the Detroit Jazz Festival. For more information, visit www.mackavenuerecords.com
Published: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 05:05:03 EST [top]
Ruben Blades - Back On Tour
Singer, songwriter and actor Ruben Blades has a fascinating career. He became a world famous Latin music singer and then gave it up to become Tourism Minister in his native Panama. JazzCorner.com's producer Reese Erlich met with Blades just days after he finished his term as minister. He's now touring with his wife, singer Luba Mason and preparing new musical projects.
Published: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 03:00:03 EST [top]
Heath Brothers - Family and Endurance
In 1979, Lois Gilbert had the good fortune to interview for radio station WRVR in New York, Jimmy and Percy Heath. With the kind permission of Jimmy Heath, she's been provided the opportunity to rebroadcast, enhance and update the interview for a special JazzCorner.com InnerView. Although Percy Heath died in 2005, The Heath Brothers continue with Albert "Tootie" Heath performing with Jimmy. Jimmy's autobiography will be published by Temple University Press in 2010. The Heath Brothers band will be performing at the 2009 Detroit Jazz Festival. Visit www.detroitjazzfest.com for more information
Published: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 09:15:03 EST [top]
Jon Faddis - Triumph of the Trumpet
Before he was 21, Jon Faddis had played and/or recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Sarah Vaughan, Thad Jones, Lionel Hampton, and Oscar Peterson to name a few. In this special one hour JazzCorner.com InnerView, producer Lois Gilbert accompanies Jon as he takes us on his musical journey through words and music. The Jon Faddis Quartet with special guests Sean Jones and Wallace Roney will be appearing at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival on September 6, 2009.
For more info visit: www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org
Published: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 02:15:03 EST [top]
Bobby Sanabria- Revisiting and Moving Latin Jazz Forward
On the 2009 release of Kenya Revisted Live, Bobby Sanabria did more than recreate the 1958 masterpiece, "Kenya" recorded bt Machito and the Afro-Cubans. Mindful of the importance of this historic record to both Latin and Jazz audiences, Sanabria wrote new arrangements and created a bridge in the legacy of the music by featuring the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra with special guest, NEA jazz master Candido Camero. In this JazzCorner.com Innerview with Lois Gilbert, Sanabria talks about both records and why he is in a unique position to make Kenya Revisited Live. Bobby Sanabria and his Quarteto Ache and Candido will be performing at the free New Jazz Festival on August 22, 2009. See www.bobbysanabria.com
Published: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 08:00:03 EST [top]
John Pizzarelli- Thanks to Bucky
Guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli wanted to be a rock and roll star when he was a teenager. Luckily for the world of jazz, his father, Bucky Pizzarelli, introduced his son to the music of the 40s and 50s. Today John is one of the great upholders of that tradition, whether performing the songs of Richard Rogers on his latest CD or composing his own tunes. John will be doing his Radio Deluxe program live at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival on Sept. 5 and will be performing with Bucky at the Detroit Jazz Festival September 7. See www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org
Published: Sun, 02 Aug 2009 04:55:03 EST [top]
Wayne Shorter - Talks Sax
Wayne Shorter has played with a host of jazz greats from Sonny Stitt to Art Blakey and Miles Davis. In this JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective, producer Reese Erlich discusses with Shorter, his early career and his composing skills. The Wayne Shorter Quartet will be performing on September 6 at the Detroit Jazz Festival. See www.detroitjazzfest.com.
Published: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 05:20:03 EST [top]
Luciana Souza - Brazil and Jazz
Singer and song writer Luciana Souza was born in Brazil, lives in Los Angeles, and has mastered the music of both countries. She infuses her American ballads with Brazilian essence while bringing a jazz sensibility to bossa nova. JazzCorner.com's poducer Reese Erlich offers this JazzCorner Perspective based on the music in her new 2009 CD "Tide."
Published: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 03:18:03 EST [top]
Claudio Roditi - That Special Sound
Trumpeter Claudio Roditi grew up in Rio de Janeiro and later moved to New York. So he combines the best of American and Brazilian musical influences. In this Jazzcorner.com Jazz Perspective, Reese Erlich talks with Roditi about how musicians develop their own special sound.
Published: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 06:15:03 EST [top]
Chucho Valdes - Cuban Innovator
Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes performs before huge audiences around the world, playing his unique style of Latin jazz. But the Bush administration had banned Valdes and virtually all other Cuban musicians from performing in the US. Jazzcorner.com's producer Reese Erlich caught up with Chucho at the Barcelona Jazz Festival to talk about his music and the prospects for performing in the US again.
Published: Tue, 26 May 2009 04:25:03 EST [top]
Omar Sosa - From Cuba to Africa To Spain
Cuban born pianist Omar Sosa can play a hot son montuno or a meditative tune accompanied by traditional African instruments. Throughout his career he has explored the African and Latin roots of popular music. Reese Erlich visited Sosa at home in Spain, while he was preparing for a performance at the Barcelona Jazz Festival.
Published: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 04:00:03 EST [top]
Bud Shank - West Coast Jazz
Jazz innovator Bud Shank passed away April 2, 2009 at the age of 82. Shank carved out a fascinating career as a jazz saxophonist and flutist. He came of age musically in Los Angeles in the early 1950s, helping develop the West Coast Jazz style. He also helped popularize the fusion of Brazilian music with jazz. JazzCorner.com's Jazz Perspectives producer and host Reese Erlich interviewed Shank about his life and music in 2000 when Shank was still living in Seattle. He passed away from natural causes at his home in Tucson.
Published: Thu, 09 Apr 2009 15:47:03 EST [top]
Lisa Sokolov - Sings From The Heart
Singer Lisa Sokolov has really studied the human voice. She can shift tone and tamber on a moment's notice. She also really enjoys singing, which she did as soon as she sat down before a microphone. Jazzcorner.com's Jazz Perspective producer Reese Erlich joined Sokolov in New York to learn about her love of blues and traditional melodies of all kinds. Her new CD "A Quiet Thing" was released in March 2009.
Published: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 01:10:03 EST [top]
Chick Corea - Many Different Projects
Pianist Chick Corea has put together a new band with John McLaughlin and Kenny Garrett, that hasn't performed widely in the US. Jazzcorner.com's Jazz Perspectives host Reese Erlich talked with Corea at the Barcelona Jazz Festival about the festival and his collaboration with banjo player Bela Fleck.
Published: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 03:28:03 EST [top]
Ramsey Lewis - Still In With The In Crowd
Ramsey Lewis is a legend in jazz. He had a string of crossover hits in the 1960s, including "The In Crowd" and "Hang On Sloopy." He's continued to perform his soul and gospel influenced jazz around the world. Producer Reese Erlich talked with Lewis about his career and music in this JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective.
Published: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 05:45:03 EST [top]
Liz Magnes - West Meets Middle East
Liz Magnes lived in Israel where she played with both Israeli and Arab musicians. She fuses Arabic modal scales with American jazz standards to produce a fascinating and unique sound. In this JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective prepared by Reese Erlich, Magnes talks about her music and her efforts to promote peace between Israelis and Palestinians. For more information visit www.lizmagnes.com
Published: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 05:15:03 EST [top]
Hot Club of Detroit - A Very Cool Hot Club
More than seven decades after the innovations of the Quintette du Hot Club de France, and guitar virtuoso Django Reinhardt, groups called Hot Clubs carry on the gypsy jazz tradition around the world. None, however, offers a fresher take than the Hot Club of Detroit. Producer Lois Gilbert spoke with the group about their distinctive sound. Music comes from their second release, "Night Town" on Mack Ave Records. They are making their New York debut during the Django Reinhardt NY Festival November 4-9, 2008. For more information visit www.djangobirdland.com
Published: Sun, 02 Nov 2008 05:15:03 EST [top]
Dave Holland - Passing It On
Bassist and composer Dave Holland has a long and illustrious career. He became well known playing with Miles Davis in the 1960s. These days he plays with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock, as well as leading his own groups. Producer Reese Erlich interviews Holland in this jazzcorner.com Jazz Perspective that includes music from his brand new CD "Pass It On."
Published: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 04:38:03 EST [top]
Jeff 'Tain' Watts Gives New Rhythm to the Drums
Jeff 'Tain' Watts shows up almost everywhere. He's won Grammies with both Branford and Wynton Marsalis. As Jazz Perspective producer Reese Erlich found out, Watts originally studied classical European percussion and planned to be a studio musician. But he's had a successful career as a sideman and now as a group leader of Ebonix. Sit back and enjoy the drum beats.
Published: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 21:00:03 EST [top]
Cindy Blackman - Back From Rock and Up for Jazz
Drummer Cindy Blackman took a hiatus from jazz for 15 years to play with rock icon Lenny Kravitz. Now she's back in rare form with a new CD "Music for the New Millennium." Blackman talks about her music and what it's like to be a woman drummer in the male-dominated world of jazz. She speaks with jazzcorner.com's Jazz Perspectives producer Reese Erlich.
Published: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 05:55:03 EST [top]
Marian McPartland - The First Lady of Jazz
jazzcorner.com is very honored and proud to present to you our InnerView with the first lady of jazz , Marian McPartland. Producer Lois Gilbert spoke with Marian at her home in Long Island. 2008 marks Marian's McPartland 90th birthday and her 30th anniversary of hosting "Piano Jazz." Marian will present Piano Jazz live on NPR affiliates on August 30th from the Tanglewood Jazz Festival with specials guests, Nneena Freelon, Mulgrew Miller and Spencer Day. For more information please visit www.tanglewoodjazzfestival.org
Published: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 01:20:03 EST [top]
Christian McBride - Always Evolving
It hard to categorize bassist Christian McBride. At only 36 years old he's as adept on acoustic bass as well as electric and transitions easily from mainstream jazz to downright funk, always with rhythm, swing and poise. In this special jazzcorner.com InnerView with producer Lois Gilbert, Christian takes us on his journey from his roots in Philadelphia to be one of the leading bassists of our time. Christian is the 2008 Detroit Jazz Festival's Artist-In-Residence. For more information, visit: www.detroitjazzfest.com
Published: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 03:11:03 EST [top]