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RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: November 26, 2018

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All About Jazz publishes the weekly JazzWeek radio chart. Discover new releases, track chart movement, and learn what is being played on jazz radio stations around the United States. Enjoy! TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Stefon Harris and Blackout Sonic Creed (Motema) 272 300 -2...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Emil Viklicky

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All About Jazz is celebrating Emil Viklicky's birthday today! Emil Viklicky was born in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), where in 1971 he graduated from Palacky University with a degree in mathematics. While a student he devoted much time to playing jazz piano. In 1974, he was awarded the prize for best soloist at the Czechoslovak Amateur Jazz Festival, and that same year he joined Karel Velebny\'s SHQ ensemble. In 1976... Read more...

RECORDING: Jmood Records Releases World Gardens by the Roberto Magris Quartet

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JMood Records is pleased to announce the CD release of World Gardens by The m: Roberto Magris Quartet. 'This music remains rooted in the jazz tradition. It uses the modern jazz idioms, but, will move in different directions as we match some African type rhythms with some European melodic concepts and harmonies, Asian sensibilities and classic scales although we stir up some pop and rock references that include present urban experiences to reach a sort of modern jazz melting pot. A beautiful concept and appropriate title,' says jazz impresario Paul Collins, JMood Records. 'As we accept one another and cultures from around the world, we will once again see a burst in innovation and creativity! A beautiful...World Garden...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Gunther Schuller

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All About Jazz is celebrating Gunther Schuller's birthday today! The composer Gunther Schuller is, famously, a man of many musical pursuits. He began his professional life as a horn player in both the jazz and classical worlds, working as readily with Miles Davis and Gil Evans as with Toscanini; he was principal horn of the Cincinnati Symphony from age sixteen and later of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra until 1959. In the 1950s he began a conducting career focusing largely on contemporary music... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Thanksgiving, 2018

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This is a national holiday in the United States, important ever since the newly arrived Pilgrims and the native Wampanoag gave thanks in 1621. To Americans observing it, the Rifftides staff sends wishes for a Happy holiday. To readers in the US and around the world: thank you for your interest, readership and comments, which are always welcome...

VIDEO / DVD: Audio Clips: By the Fireside

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The same English songwriter and bandleader who gave us Cherokee, The Touch of Your Lips and The Very Thought of You, among others, wrote By the Fireside with Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly. Composed in London in 1931, the song was published in the U.S. that same year by Robbins Music. Noble was first to record the song in London with his New Mayfair Dance Orchestra on January 8, 1932, with Al Bowlly singing the vocal. American bands quickly followed, recording the song in February and March and beyond. That year, By the Fireside reached acclaim on American college campuses just before the bank crashes and the onset of the Depression...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Streaming Breathes New Life into Older Record Catalogs

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As the rise of the streaming industry continues to alter the ways in which listeners consume music, we're starting to get a better handle on what some of these changes look like. One change that's been a benefit to artists is the revivification of their older work, or "catalogue" material, with more listeners reaching back to "re-discover" older recorded works...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: 10 Charles Nathan Lead Sheets for Free - 2 Days Only

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Soaring Music Publications is offering all 10 of the Charles Nathan lead sheets for free starting on Black Friday and ending on the following Saturday. That's a 48-hour period where 10 songs, in 7 different keys will all be available for free. There are no conditions to meet to qualify for the free downloading of the lead sheets...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Coleman Hawkins

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All About Jazz is celebrating Coleman Hawkins' birthday today! Coleman Hawkins single-handedly brought the saxophone to the prominence in jazz that the instrument enjoys. Before he hit the scene, jazz groups had little use for the instrument. One player (forgot who) said, "with all due respect to Adolph Sax, Coleman Hawkins invented the saxophone." Hawkins, or "Bean", as he was known as, started playing cello at a young age before switching to the saxophone... Read more...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Recording Academy Shifts to 'Community-Driven Membership,' but Could It Lead to Less Diversity?

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The Recording Academy, whose members determine the Grammy Awards, has announced a new "community driven" membership model, as part of an an effort to increase diversity and build a more relevant organization. But could new professional recommendation and peer review requirements have the opposite effect, turning Academy membership and The Grammys into an insider's game...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: June Christy

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All About Jazz is celebrating June Christy's birthday today! June was born as Shirley Luster on November 20, 1925 at the Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Illinois and was raised from the age of three in Decatur, Illinois; and from the beginning always wanted to sing. She was singing with local bands when she was just 13, and later with society bands around Chicago, the big city 150 miles from Springfield, using the name Sharon Leslie. None of her family knew anything about music... Read more...

CAREER: 12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Post on Social Media

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Being on social media is important for artists, but using it effectively is another matter, and clumsy posting can often do more harm than good. Here we look at twelve important questions to ask yourself before you post on any social media. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 As I've said many times here and in my book Social Media Promotion For Musicians, just being on a social network doesn't mean that you're using it effectively for promotion. There's a mindset that's needed before you can use any network as a promotional tool. That said, we see many celebrities, athletes and politicians get in to hot water over something that was posted on a social network in haste. Here are 12 questions to ask yourself (thanks to this Time article) before you post to almost anywhere online that will help you not only to focus your content for greatest impact, but stay out of social trouble as well...

RADIO: Iheartmedia Acquires Radio Tech Platform Jelli

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iHeartMedia announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Jelli, the company behind the SoundPoint platform which enables programmatic buying and selling broadcast radio ad time. The acquisition, which is designed to help radio compete with the kind of targeted advertising that digital services offer, comes just as iHeart appears to be emerging from bankruptcy...

CAREER: Music Seo Advice for Beginners

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This week the Music Biz Weekly podcast tackles the topic of SEO-Search Engine Optimization. Don't be afraid of this episode, they bring the topic of SEO down to a level that we call all understand. What is SEO and how is it different than SEM, Search Engine Marketing? What makes up good SEO? What is black hat SEO? What question should you ask a SEO company so you don't get scammed? What can happen if someone implements a bad SEO strategy...

CAREER: 15 Dream Fellowships, Grants That Musicians Need to Know About

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Making a living as an artist can be hard, and having to keep down a day job while still working to fulfill your musical potential isn't a juggling act everyone can keep up. For a fortunate few, however, there are fellowships and grants that can give you the opportunity to live comfortably and massively expand your creative abilities at the same time...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Tommy Dorsey

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All About Jazz is celebrating Tommy Dorsey's birthday today! Trombonist Thomas "Tommy" Dorsey was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the younger brother of famed jazz clarinetist, Jimmy Dorsey. In early years he was equally well-known as both trumpet and trombone player, recording several hot jazz solos on trumpet in 1920s, including "The Spell of the Blues" with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra for OKeh on 1/26/29. His career closely followed that of brother Jimmy... Read more...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Dot Time Records Welcomes Catherine Russell

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e: Dot Time Records is honored to announce that it has signed Catherine Russell, a celebrated vocalist and one of the greatest voices in jazz and blues, to release her upcoming album. The label and artist are joining forces with the shared goal of enriching the contemporary music scene with the release of new tracks, renditions of jazz classics which highlight the genre's history, diversity and lasting impact on 21st century music. The new album, titled Alone Together, will be released on March 1, 2019, and is her seventh solo album...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Don Cherry

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All About Jazz is celebrating Don Cherry's birthday today! Don Cherry was born in Oklahoma City, OK in 1936 and raised in Los Angeles, where he first began to play the trumpet and later piano. According to Cherry, his upbringing had everything to do with his interest in music: "Yeah, well I was fortunate to have such great parents...because they\'ve always been around music. My Father was a bartender, and he was very much into the music of the swing period... Read more...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Ben Allison

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All About Jazz is celebrating Ben Allison's birthday today! In a career that spans nearly 30 years, bassist/composer Ben Allison has developed his own instantly identifiable sound, solidifying an international reputation as one of the leading voices of his generation. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves and hummable melodies, Ben draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk to 20th century classical and world music... Read more...

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