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If time really tests music’s legitimacy, then Pat Metheny: Secret Story is a classic achievement. This 14 track foray through the mind of a leading edge contemporary…
The closer you get to New York City, the more it draws you near. Not only because of its big city heart and the appealing diversity of its people, but for its exciting jazz and the history it embraces.

Exhilaration builds as the taxi winds its way towards your hotel. Looking out the window, the flavor of the city rushes past you sidewalk soft-pretzel vendors, waiters changing the daily menu specials on the marquee, delivery trucks lined up by the curb, sneaker-clad people in business attire, …

Whether you are planning your annual Christmas party or just want some cool jazz to set the holiday mood when friends or family drop by, Jazz Review is here to guide you with some great holiday CD suggestions for your listening and gift-giving pleasure. The holidays have always been a time for folks to celebrate their blessings, and nothing creates that holiday feeling better than music. Warmest wishes to you and yours, for a happy holiday season

THE CHARLIE BYRD CHRISTMAS ALBUM, Conc …

Pat Metheny fans will again change gears with the Warner Brothers release of Pat Metheny: One Quiet Night in late May. Just one year after the release of the Pat Metheny Group’s Grammy Award winning Speaking of Now, Metheny is coming out with a collection of quieter, moody solo tunes played on baritone guitar.

The most striking note about this issue may be a more casual orientation towards the recording process. Metheny literally turned on a mic in his home studio and start …

Your CD rack is bulging with all those great jazz CDs, but tell me this . . . do you have a portion of your collection devoted to holiday albums? No, you say? Well why not? It’s common knowledge that most of the old jazz dudes and dudettes put out at least one Christmas album during their lifetime. Labels practically made it a mandatory for their artists in the ‘50s & ‘60s. Those time honored albums of Ella scattin’ in the New Year, Nat’s mellow voice setting the holiday mood, Clooney and Bing u …
Honoring the 60th anniversary of D-Day, the allied invasion of Normandy Beach, Telarc releases "Dave Brubeck Remembers," a stunning collection of Brubeck’s solo piano renditions of some of the most popular songs of World War II.

World War II began on September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland without warning. By the evening of September 3rd, Britain and France were at war with Germany and within a week, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa had also joined the war. It wasn’t un …

Los Angeles, CA - The National Smooth Jazz Awards LLC would like to congratulate the following Trippin' and Rhythm Recording Artists who have been nominated for the 2002 National Smooth Jazz Awards. The nominations are as follows:

Joe Fuentes - Best New Artist Of The Year

The 2002 National Smooth Jazz Awards will take place at San Diego's Concourse Golden Hall Theater on March 2nd, 2002. …

Beverly Hills, CA - September 26, 2002: Michael Feinstein, "American’s Ambassador of Song," has joined forces with Concord Records to create Feinery, a new subsidiary label that will present hidden gems from the American Popular Songbook. Feinery’s first release, Michael Feinstein Sings The Livingston & Evans Songbook, will be in stores October 8.

Michael Feinstein Sings The Livingston & Evans Songbook, which follows Feinstein’s critically acclaimed "Songbook" series of Broadway and Hollywoo …

Since the mid-70's, Hiroshima have established themselves as one of instrumental world music's most innovative and dynamic acts, and their new release promises to be a high point in their lengthy discography.

"We're thrilled to be working with Hiroshima," commented Dave Love, President of Heads Up International. "Their distinctive East-meets-West approach to performance, composition and recording places them in the forefront of the contemporary music scene.

Multi-instrumentalist Dan Kura …

29.01.2011

Jeff Chin Trio

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I recently checked out the Jeff Chin Trio at Shanghai 1930 in the SOMA District of San Francisco. The group is a Trio with Jeff Chin on piano, Ron Belcher on bass, and Billy Johnson on drums. The group even had caught reknown jazz producer Orrin Keepnews's ear as well and he came to check them out that same night which was pretty exciting.

Jeff Chin normally is very heavily informed by R&B and it was very cool to see him do pretty much straight ahead jazz. He has a really lovely touch and is …