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Robert Glasper’s breakout year heads into a busy autumn with the keyboardist announcing the October 9 release of Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP. The 6-track EP, which was produced by Glasper, features remixed and previously unreleased tracks from his acclaimed album Black Radio. The remixers include Glasper himself, as well as ?uestlove, 9th Wonder, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Pete Rock, with additional contributions from rappers Black Milk and Phonte, The Roots band, and vocalist Solange Knowles. The remixes reinvent tracks that originally featured Bilal (“Letter to Hermoine”), Erykah Badu (“Afro Blue”), Meshell Ndegeocello (“The Consequences of Jealousy”), and yasiin bey (“Black Radio”), as well as Robert Glasper Experiment’s cover of the Little Dragon song “Twice.” Also included is “Dillatude #2,” the Experiment’s tribute to the late, great hip hop producer J Dilla which is a previously unreleased track from the Black Radio sessions.

It's that time of year again ... time to enjoy yet another of the great bluesman/guitarist Buddy Guy's fine blues concerts at Toronto's Massey Hall.

On 2nd lead guitar is Ric Hall, maybe better known as 'RicJaz Guitar' to some ... a favorite of this writer and others over the years ... having seen him perform onstage with Buddy Guy on several occasions indoors and outdoors throughout the years. Whatever the occasion, he always gives 110 per cent in his blues renditions whenever called upon by Buddy to solo or accompany him on high-intensity rhythm blues guitar.

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is the most prestigious Africa gathering. The two days event (Friday 30 March and Saturday 31 March 2012) is a huge international success hosted by the Cape Town's International Convention Centre (CTICC) and features 40-acts performances. There will be bands performing at the Free Community Concert at Cape Town's Greenmarket Square.

The 2012 Signature Music Series at Berklee wraps up an extraordinary season on Friday, March 30, with An Evening with Kirill Gerstein: Rhapsody in Blue. The Russian-born pianist will perform the world premiere of new works by Chick Corea and Brad Mehldau, commissioned by Gerstein as part of his 2010 Gilmore Artist Award. The jazz-inspired program also features the original 1924 jazz band version of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with a 25-piece ensemble that includes faculty and an 8-piece student string section. Gary Burton, Anat Cohen, and Eugene Friesen are special guests. Produced by Gerstein and directed by professor Phil Wilson, "An Evening with Kirill Gerstein: Rhapsody in Blue" is being recorded for future release internationally on the Myrios Classics label.


Bill Cosby MC Fundraiser Dizzy Gillespie Memorial Fund. The Memorial Fumd helps underwrite the costs of hospitalization, diagnostic tests, and a full range of surgical and medical care for jazz musicians who are uninsured and without the ability to pay. A stellar cast of musicians and poets together will raise money for this most important human endeavor.

On Saturday, June 25th, the acclaimed Triad Theatre ( in Manhattan presents a special double bill concert, featuring contemporary jazz saxophonist Greg Osby and experimental "Folk-Jazz" saxophonist Daniel Bennett.The Triad Theatre has hosted performances by entertainers like Slash, Joan Osborne, Lisa Loeb, Paula Cole, Susan Lucci, Buddy Miles, Ravi Coltrane, Debbie Gibson, David Crosby, George Benson, Max Weinberg, John Entwistle, Tracey Morgan, Kathie Lee Gifford, Matthew Broderick, Rachel Dratch, and Steve Gutenberg. The Triad was the original home for Off-Broadway hits like "Forever Plaid," "Forbidden Broadway," and "Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know." The Triad is located at 158 West 72nd Street on Manhattan's upper west side. Visit for more information. All advance tickets must be purchased at ;

"Eric Dolphy His Life and Art" is a dream project for the artist Keith Henry Brown, an illustrator, writer and Art Director who served from 2001 to 2004 as the design director at Jazz at Lincoln Center, working under Wynton Marsalis. "My aesthetic at that time was the wonderful old art of jazz record covers, which I wanted all of JALC'S branding to reflect. I think Wynton felt the same." After leaving Lincoln Center, Brown still continues to use the look of the old Blue Note covers and the wonderful drawings used on the Norman Granz Jazz at The Philharmonic records as an inspiration when designing record covers for many well-known jazz artists.

Jazz star Maria Schneider, Grammy-winning composer and big band leader, makes her Ojai Music Festival debut at the 65th Ojai Music Festival with two concerts on Sunday, June 12 at 11a.m and 5:30p.m. The annual Southern California event, June 9 though 12, usually features classical composers and performers. This year, however, music director, Dawn Upshaw is bringing together a wide-range of programs and artistic collaborations over the course of the four days. On Sunday, Schneider will offer the world premiere of "Winter Morning Walks," composed especially for soprano Upshaw, who has been described as "one of the most consequential performers of our time" by the Los Angeles Times. Performing with her in the premiere will be the Australian Chamber Orchestra.


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Carlos Barretto

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Carlos Barretto . double-bass
Mário Delgado. Electric guitar
José Salgueiro. drums/percussion

Carlos Barretto has been cited as being a jazzman who plays in an Afro-American style , so called Neo-Bop. This expression has a very good raison d’être, as testified by a listen to the releases by his quintets (Impressões- Groove/Movieplay and Going Up- Challenge/Dargil).

In a constant search for new horizons, but above all reasons of cultural …
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