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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...

Martin Luther King at the Berlin Jazz Fest in 1964

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Martin Luther King. In 1964 Dr King was asked to give the opening speech at a new Jazz Festival in Berlin called...

Reid Miles, The Guy Who Designed Blue Note.

There is no doubt that the cover art produced by Blue Note Records in the 50’s and 60’s is an example of iconic graphic design. There have been a number of coffee...

Mark Murphy: This is Hip, a biography by Peter Jones.

Guest Post by Peter Jones. When it comes to iconic male jazz vocalists there is one performer that is impossible to ignore, Mark Murphy. Born in Syracuse on March 14, 1932, Murphy...

Scott LaFaro, how one man redefined the piano trio.

As a bass player, when asked who my influences have been I would always put Scott LaFaro at the top of my list. This month marks 56 years since the release of Waltz for Debby, the...

Interview with Jason Miles | Kind of New and more Part 2.

Welcome to part two of our interview with Jason Miles. In part one of the interview we spoke about his Kind of New project and his up-coming European tour as well as Jason’s...

Op-Ed: The Cold War and the Re-Politicization of Jazz.

Just before Christmas Chris Brubeck (Son of Dave Brubeck) tipped us on an article By Billy Perrigo published in Time Magazine. The article looks at the post WWII tours organized...

Interview with Jason Miles | Kind of New & more, Part 1.

Jason Miles is an artist that has often been described as a chameleon. This is largely due to his adaptability in any musical situation he finds himself. While some may view this...