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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...

Miles Davis “Bitches Brew” – A brief look at the albums impact.

Editors Note: The video shown in the featured Image section is producer and arranger Teo Macero discussing working on the album, Bitches Brew, with Miles Davis, and the aspects...

Laurent de Wilde, Monk and Beyond

To say French Pianist Laurent de Wilde is a versatile musician is an understatement. Not only is Laurent an award winning jazz pianist, he is also a highly respected composer and...

Sheila Jordan on Life, Music and Art – Part 2

The featured video was recorded in 1971 by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and features Bobo Stenson – piano, Arild Andersen – bass, John Christensen –...

Miles Davis | Ascenseur pour l’échafaud remembered.

It was exactly 60 years ago today that Miles Davis entered Le Poste Parisien studio’s in Paris to record the sound track for the 1958 Louis Malle film Ascenseur pour...

Nordic Jazz Comets – Live in Berlin.

Last week saw the first edition of the Nordic Jazz Comets project to be held outside of the Nordic region. The 2017 edition of the festival was held in Berlin in association with...

Ola Onabulé – Taking on the world, on his own terms.

Ola Onabulé is an artist who has a strong, loyal and constantly growing fan base. This isn’t just because of his musical prowess, beautifully crafted lyrics and the powerful...

Chasing Bix, the Introverted Enigma

This article has been posted courtesy of Lynn René Bayley of the The Art Music Lounge. “Bix was one of the weirdest guys I ever knew. It wasn’t just that he was...