Jazz

RECORDING: Who'S Afraid of Monk?

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Following its release in 1974, Who's Afraid of the Big Band Monk? was scorned by jazz fans and critics. The double album featured Thelonious Monk recorded in 1963 and 1968 with large ensembles. The earlier live date covered both sides of the first record and was arranged by Hall Overton. The second record was a studio date arranged by Oliver Nelson. I loved the album -- the Nelson material much more so than the Overton record -- and never quite understood why so many dismissed it...

TECHNOLOGY: Pandora App Adds Direct Alexa Voice Control for Sonos

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Pandora has added Alexa powered voice control of Sonos wireless speakers from within the music streamer's app. Many anaylyats believe that voice control of music is the killer app that will bring music streaming into the mainstream. Pandora today added voice control of Sonos wireless speakers from its mobile app. More than 50% of U.S. Sonos owners use Pandora, racking up 250 million listening hours so far this year...

CAREER: How to Nail Your Next Press or Radio Interview: 3 Tips

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Press is a key part of growing and getting attention paid to your music and, when it comes knocking, dealing with that press appropriately can make or break whether an interview will help or hurt your career as an artist. We look at three tips for making sure you crush your next interview. Guest post by Suzanne Paulinski on the TuneCore Blog...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Youtube Tries the Frenemy Approach, Partners with Ticketmaster to Sell Tickets Alongside Videos

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YouTube is adding concert updates and ticket sales via a partnership with Ticketmaster. The recorded music industry may not be happy with YouTube, but that doesn't mean that artists hoping to fill venues don't appreciate the video giant's massive promotional reach. YouTube and Ticketmaster have partnered to add concert updates and ticket sales alongside an artist's music video...

TRENDS: Streaming Drives More Music Listening Than Ever Before

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Streaming is driving more music listening than ever before, according to stats crunched by Statista for Business Insider. Total music listening hours have increased during the past few years with streaming music subscribers listening to 4 hours more per week than non-streamers. from Statista via Business Insider...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: Tapping into the Lingering Love for Swing Jazz

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Johnny Varro played with the elder statesmen of classic swing jazz in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, working with Eddie Condon, Bobby Hackett, Roy Eldridge and Pee Wee Russell to name but a few. Now at 87, he is one of the elder statesmen. Pianist Varro returned to Port Charlotte with the Florida edition of his Swing Seven band on Monday, November 13. It was the band's third appearance in five years in the Charlotte County Jazz Society's concert series...

RECORDING: Pianist Ryan Slatko Releases Debut Album 'First Impressions' That Features Original Works and a Line-up of Leading Artists

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Florida pianist, composer, and arranger m: Ryan Slatko recently released his debut album entitled First Impressions backed by a notable line-up of prominent musicians including m: Daniel Dickinson (alto/soprano saxophone); Linda Oh (acoustic bass); m: Ulysses Owens, Jr. (drums); m: Joel Ross (vibraphone); and m: Samir Zarif (tenor saxophone). The independent recording was recorded in New York City in 2016 and produced by noted drummer and producer m: Ulysses Owens, Jr....

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: George Cables

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All About Jazz is celebrating George Cables' birthday today! When George Cables was going to school in New York City he used to walk the streets at night, taking in the cosmopolitan sights and sounds, mentally recording his encounters with "so many different kinds of people." In his musical career as well, Cables has prowled sidestreets and main thoroughfares in relative anonymity, absorbing countless influences into his personal style. Born in New York City on November 14, 1944... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Count Basie: New Testament Band

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The history of the Count Basie orchestra is generally divided into two broad periods -- the Old Testament band, which lasted from 1935 to 1950, and the New Testament band, which lasted from 1952 until Basie's death in 1984. The former orchestra thrived in the 78 era and was marked by frantic riffs, the blues and a cavalcade of superstar soloists, including Lester Young, Jo Jones, Buck Clayton and Harry "Sweets" Edison, among others...

TRENDS: Monthly Growth for Key Streaming Services [chart]

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It's no secret that music streaming is exploding, with Spotify leading the way. But examining the month-to-month trajectory of that growth tells a more nuanced story. Can Apple Music ever catch Spotify, for example? And is it actually possible that Spotify free growth has slowed just enough and Spotify paid growth accelerated just enough, that Spotify paid users could someday surpass free...

RADIO: Pandora's Loss Poised to Become Gain for Investor Sirius XM

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Pandora is struggling on almost every level, from monthly average users to revenue. This week Wall Street punished the streamer's performance, more than halving its stock price in a single day. But Pandora's loss appears poised to become Sirius XM's gain, says MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan. The successful satellite broadcaster invested $480 million in Pandora earlier this year.streamer...

CAREER: How and Why to Make Your Band an LLC

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The simplest kind of business entity, registering your band as an Limited Liability Corporation can offer a number of advantages, both when it comes to taxes and if your band should ever be sued. It's a litigious world out there, after all. Guest post by Peter Vaughan Shaving of CASH Music WHAT IS A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Broker Genius Raises $15m for Dynamic Ticket Pricing

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New York based Broker Genius, developers of dynamic ticket pricing technology has secured a $15 million Series A round of funding from Boston-based growth equity firm Volition Capital. Broker Genius offers pricing automation technology in the live event secondary market. The travel industry uses similar technology to price flights and hotels rooms. To date, Broker Genius technology has priced over $2 billion in entertainment and sports ticket inventory...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Hampton Hawes

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All About Jazz is celebrating Hampton Hawes' birthday today! Who Was Hampton Hawes? Although one rarely hears of Hampton Hawes today he was a significant presence on the jazz scene in the mid- 50s then again from the mid-60s on until his death in 1977. A direct descendant of bebop who had been variously classified as "West Coast" and "funk-jazz" or "rhythm school," Hawes transcended all these categories. He was famous for his prodigious right hand, his deep groove, his very personal playing... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Bobby Scott: The City

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Bobby Scott was a remarkable arranger, composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer. If you're unfamiliar with him, you certainly know his biggest pop hits in the 1960s: A Taste of Honey and He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother. Before he topped the Billboard charts, Scott began his recording career on jazz piano for Savoy in 1953 at age 16. The following year, he was discovered by producer Creed Taylor, who recorded him between 1954 and '56 for Bethlehem and then ABC-Paramount. These albums included Great Scott, The Compositions of Bobby Scott Vols. 1 and 2, Scott Free and Bobby Scott and Two Horns. He also recorded during the decade as a sideman for RCA Victor (with Hal McKusick) and for Verve (with Gene Krupa and others)...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Mariano

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All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Mariano's birthday today! Charlie Mariano is an American jazz alto saxophonist. He played with one of the Stan Kenton big bands, Toshiko Akiyoshi (his then wife), Charles Mingus, Eberhard Weber, the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble and numerous other notable musicians. His career can easliy be divided into two. Early on he was a fixture in Boston, playing with Shorty Sherock (1948), Nat Pierce (1949-50) and his own groups... Read more...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Mario Pavone

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All About Jazz is celebrating Mario Pavone's birthday today! Bassist/composer Mario Pavone has collaborated with both legendary innovators and today\'s most respected young musicians to consistently define the cutting edge of jazz for the past 40 years. He has anchored the trios of Paul Bley (1968-72), Bill Dixon (1980\'s), and the late Thomas Chapin (1990-97), and co-led a variety of notable ensembles with Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Marty Ehrlich, and Michael Musillami... Read more...

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