Articles

The Trouble With Artie Shaw

Arthur Arshawsky, known publicly and professionally as Artie Shaw, was clearly one of the greatest clarinetists of the 20th century. He was also an excellent jazz improviser, but...

In Conversation: The Fast-Paced Life of Bill Frisell

Ted Panken had the chance to catch up with Bill Frisell for Qwest TV on the eve of his residency at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. He spoke to us about the beauty...

Paul Jost – Give me the Simple Life

For those among us who are not familiar with Paul Jost and his work allow me to bring you up to speed. Paul is a vocalist based on the east coast of the USA and is currently...

Samba Meets Jazz Workshop – Italy 2019

The Samba Meets Jazz Workshops, directed by Brazilian-born, multi-Grammy Nominee Nilson Matta (bassist for, Trio da Paz and Luis Bonfa) will be heading across the Atlantic to...

Keyon Harrold – A totally different type of energy!

“Mugician”, poet, lyricist and activist Keyon Harrold, is not someone you meet every day. His chilled and down to earth persona strikes one from the moment one meets him. I...

Reggie Washington remembers Roy Hargrove

It came as a huge shock to the world of jazz when the news broke of the passing of trumpeter Roy Hargrove last November. I recall the day after Roy died speaking with Reggie...

Martin Luther King at the Berlin Jazz Fest in 1964

Update: To celebrate Martin Luther King day we’ve decided to republish this article first published in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of MLK on...

Interview with Christos Rafalides

Born in Kozani, Greece, Christos Rafalides can’t remember a time where he wasn’t surrounded by music. His older brother led him to piano at the age of seven and at fourteen he...

Edition Records, 10 Years old and going strong | Interview with Dave Stapleton

Today Marks the 10 anniversary of Edition Records. Founded in 2008, Edition records is a label driven by an uncompromising love of music and with a sharply focused aim: to produce...

Jason Miles, Observations from the road part 2

Earlier this week we published part one of Jason Miles Op-Ed about his experiences touring his “Kind of New” project through Europe earlier this year. During his...

Jason Miles | Observations on the Road in Europe, part 1.

Jason Miles recently toured Europe playing in many of the continents major jazz venues. Just prior to the tour we were fortunate enough to be able to Interview Jason. Last week...