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Makaya McCravan Channels the Late Gil Scott-Heron

The young drummer Makaya McCraven has been working up blistering jazz grooves with a poignant message on his latest recording. Born in Paris, France, but established now as the...

Madeleine Peyroux, Careless Love Forever.

When Madeleine Peyroux made her debut on the album “Dreamland” (in 1996), she began it with Patsy Cline’s “Walkin’ After Midnight.” Her voice is much more...

A Drummer’s Summit at this year’s Dobršská brána International Music Festival 2021

The Dobršská brána International Music Festival keeps to its tradition and ambition with another year of first-rate musicians from across Europe including the Czech Republic....

“Hope” over Gloom – Tomáš Liška & Invisible World

In these times of a sometimes hopeless horizon for musicians due to the more-or-less cultural shutdown for live performances in clubs and concert halls, a revival of prescient...

Jazz & the Accordion at the Dobršská brána International Music Festival 2020

Jazz & the Accordion at the Dobršská brána International Music Festival 2020—A Gate to the World of Music in South Bohemia The Dobršská brána International Music...

Kenny Werner: Soul Call Revisited

Kenny Werner is a well-seasoned pianist, and a motivational figure for inspiring musical creativity for the good of mankind. Instead of a planned duet performance with Chandrika...

A Great Day in Prague: 101 Czech Jazz Musicians

Since last year Prague has had posters everywhere reminding Czech citizens of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution; “30 Years of Freedom,” state the posters showing a...

Koop Oscar Orchestra- Hail ‘Koop’ is Back

Koop Oscar Orchestra is a revived Koop, the old school Swedish electro-jazz duo, created by Magnus Zingmark and Oscar Simonsson at the end of the 90s. As a splendid combination of...

CD Review: Avishai Cohen’s Big Vicious

The melancholic elegance of previous recordings has been put aside for the newest project by Avishai Cohen (trumpeter). Big Vicious is the name of his new project and “Honey...

What is Truly Scandinavian Jazz? Jan Garbarek, for one…

Scandinavian jazz made a critical dent on the international scene in the late ‘60s with the release of “Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature,” recorded in Oslo on...

“Saving Jazz” – Dave Holland & Kenny Barron Trio featuring Jonathan Blake

Miles Davis replaced contra-bassist Ron Carter with the bassist Dave Holland in 1968; with this shift, and with Chick Corea on electric piano replacing Herbie Hancock, Miles...