H. Allen Williams

H. Allen Williams

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??

Case in …

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

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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 …
29.01.2011

Nancy Kelly

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Nancy Kelly’s refined vocal style is a study in phrasing, style and the ability to swing. Kelly’s powerful singing has captured many awards and the ears of many jazz fans around the globe. With a new CD that continues to demonstrate why critics have called Nancy Kelly "the real deal," Kelly is back and keeping the jazz world swinging.

JazzReview: What initially inspired you about jazz?

Nancy Kelly: The freedom! Jazz is a great vehicle for …

29.01.2011

Dave Holland

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Legendary bassist Dave Holland draws upon positive energy and Dares2 release a follow- up album to his Grammy award winning, "What Goes Around," with his latest big band release "Overtime."

Dave openly talks with JazzReview about his upcoming release, Dare2 Records, his thoughts on music and the future.

JazzReview: Discuss the thought process and events that lead you to premier a 13-piece ensemble at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2000, when at the time your quintet was already thr …

29.01.2011

Carol Duboc

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"The concept began when I started looking for a special Valentine’s song. I realized there weren’t many out there so I wrote my own." Wow, what an easy way for a conversation to begin, straight forward and right to the point.

Carol Duboc is a seasoned and experienced songwriter/arranger/pianist/vocalist and all around music professional. Talking about her fourth CD release, Songs for Lovers, Ms. Duboc goes on to say that "My Valentine" sparked the inspiration to do a project …

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