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Benny Golson, Deserving of a Little Chapter in the History of Jazz

The history of jazz tends to get condensed into one or two dozen names, but so many more made outstanding contributions yet they are more-or-less unknown to the wider public....

Charles Lloyd Quintet – Flower Power Jazz Lives On

The highlight of the Strings of Autumn Festival 2019 in Prague is the Charles Lloyd Quintet, led by the mystic tenor saxophonist, flutist and composer Lloyd, with Gerald Clayton...

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – New Album Euro Tour

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids newest release “An Angel Fell” (2019) unveils a shift or evolving sound incorporating groove, latin percussion, dub, and the cosmic jazz-pop...

Erik Truffaz tours Bending New Corners

The Swiss-born Frenchman Erik Truffaz is a mild-mannered maestro on trumpet but his sound is huge and expansive to a slow-building sonic seduction. His fans are also more typical...

Black Beauties – Arthur Jafa at the 58th Venice Art Biennale, 2019

Arthur Jafa is the winner of the prestigious Golden Lion award at the 58th Venice Art Biennale – Born in Tupelo, Mississippi (in 1960) and now based in Los Angeles, he is an...

Photo Feature: The World Jazz Photo Competition

Among the most iconic photographs of the 20th century capturing both the essence of the modern era and the rise of jazz in Europe is one of Miles Davis holding his trumpet with an...

Pushing Beyond Jazz, Dobršská brána Music Festival

First-rate international musicians who can’t be pigeon-holed into music categories congregate for the 3rd annual Dobršská brána International Music Festival 2019, in South...

John Zorn – Bagatelles Marathon (5 hours of non-stop performance)

John Zorn, an ever-evolving saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist and composer, is taking his Bagatelles marathon project to Europe. After all, Beethoven has the most well-known...

Kamasi Washington – Man With a Message – June/July Euro Tour Dates

Kamasi Washington has been brewing a new concoction, a jazz gumbo with uplifting female and male vocalists, sometimes a Lalo Schifrin soundtrack dramatic flair, or a rousing...

Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward – New Jazzy Blues – June Euro Tour

Charlie Hunter is a master guitarist playing jazz and blues on his custom made 7 or 8-string guitars; he’ll be performing with his newest musical partner, vocalist Lucy...

Eclectic Jazz at Colours of Ostrava International Music Festival July 17-20, 2019

Jazz has a more eclectic profile than usual at this year’s Colours of Ostrava 2019, as an assorted lot from the relentless march of Sons of Kemet, who seem to be perfectly...