H. Allen Williams

H. Allen Williams

Now that Christmas songs are pounding our ear drums from the time we are still trying to find creative ways of finishing all that left over turkey until December 26th. It i…
Dan Kozar's first release entitled "I Remember You" creates a wonderful introduction into the jazz guitar world in its most organic form, solo guitar.
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The popularity of fusion/world-influenced jazz combined with a spiritual theme seems to be a growing trend. This comes as no surprise when one stops to consider that often …
If you have been searching long and hard for a serious acoustic jazz trio (piano, bass and drums) performing a collection of Christmas tunes, Christmas with the Steve…

Jazz pianist and composer David Leonhardt is a highly skilled and versatile musician whose twenty-five years of professional experience has included studio recordings, television and radio, concerts and festivals, night clubs and stage shows. He has appeared throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle and Far East. In 1996 Leonhardt appeared on and arranged David Newman’s chart topping CD ‘Under A Woodstock Moon’ while a year later he featured with flautist Herbi …

29.01.2011

Carol Morgan

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

Residing in Manhattan and originally from Texas, Carol Morgan is a jazz trumpeter, composer, author and college professor. A Juilliard graduate who has worked with many remarkable teachers including Chris Gekker, Mark Gould, Ingrid Jensen, and Dennis Dotson, her discography includes the CDs ‘Classic Morgana’ and ‘Passing Time with the Carol Morgan Quintet’. She has performed on releases by DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Hawk-Richard Jazz Orchestra, NPR's ‘The Engines of Our Ingenuity’, Henr …

Jazz described as music beginning in the 20th century and subsequently developing through various increasingly complex styles, generally marked by intricate, propulsive rhythms, a polyphonic ensemble playing, improvisatory, virtuosic solos, melodic freedom, and a harmonic idiom ranging from simple diatonicism through chromaticism to atonality. With a clearly open description of meaning why are there so many industry professionals using the words "this is not jazz" then??

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Bassist and composer Stanley Clarke, like his good friend Chick Corea with whom he has been touring this summer as part of the quartet Return Forever, has long been considered a musical genius and innovator in the world of music. Prior to embarking on this summer’s tour, which also includes Lenny White and Al Di Meola, Clarke took time to speak to Jazz Review about his current album The Toys Of Men, the changing landscape of the music industry, the Stanley Clarke Scholarship Fund and pr …

Falkner Evans Trio: Climbing the Gates

New York jazz pianist Falkner Evans once again joins forces with bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Matt Wilson on the second Falkner Evans Trio album, Climbing the Gates, a fresh approach to mainstream jazz with some diverse play upon the tradition. The CD is full of music that features what Evans calls "complex structures with discernible melodies laid over the top, and lots of improvisation."

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29.01.2011

Lynne Arriale

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Lynne Arriale’s music has been crossing demographic boundaries by thrilling both non-jazz and jazz fans alike ever since her CD Live at Montreux catapulted her to the forefront of the jazz community. Her lyrical style and her dedication in selecting material that allows interactive conversations from all styles of music (Beatles to Monk), has placed Arriale on the list of leaders. She defies trends to follow her heart and intuition, and breathes life into the j …
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