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BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Django Reinhardt

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All About Jazz is celebrating Django Reinhardt's birthday today! The man who became the 1st European jazz giant was born Jean Baptiste Reinhardt on January 24 1910 in a Gypsy encampment at Liberchies Belgium. His father was a traveling entertainer so he lived with his mother and her tribe. His early childhood was spent in and around Liberchies. At age 8 he moved with his mother and her clan to France and settled in a camp outside the gates of old Paris... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Monday Recommendation: Django, a Motion Picture

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Director Etienne Comar's Django portrays guitarist Django Reinhardt's life during two years when it seemed that Europe might fall to Germany. His account emphasizes the greatness of Reinhardt's music and the Nazis' recognition of his extensive popularity. They coerce his collaborationist lover to pe...

VIDEO / DVD: Eric Kloss: A Soulful Start

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When Eric Kloss recorded Introducing Eric Kloss at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., in September 1965 he couldn't drive. For one, he was blind since birth. For another, he was just 16. But Kloss could blow, as evidenced by his sidemen: Don Patterson (org), Pat Martino (g) and Billy James (d), ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Spotify Has 4 Paths to Profitability, None of the Are Good for Labels or Artists

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Spotify, which accounts for an estimated 17% of all major label revenue, has rejuvenated the music industry. But it's own revenue future is far murkier. Spotify, like its competitors, is loosing hundreds of millions each year. And while an eminent public stock listing will replenish reserves, eventually the streamer must become profitable...

TRENDS: Music Streaming Growth vs. Music Sales Decline [chart]

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Music streaming has changed how people discover and consume music forever, as well as rejuvenated the recorded music industry after years of decline. But its growth came at the expense of a vital income stream for artists and labels- music sales in the form of both physical goods and paid downloads...

RADIO: 32 Radio Stations Went Silent in 2017

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The FCC's release of broadcast station totals from the past year has revealed that thirty-two radio stations, thirty AM and two FM, closed last year, a further sign of changing times. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 The FCC just released their totals of licensed broadcast stations for last year and some figures jumped out. There were 32 radio stations that closed last year - 30 AM and 2 FM. Once upon a time having a broadcast license of any kind was a like having a permit to print money, but no longer...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: J.J. Johnson

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All About Jazz is celebrating J.J. Johnson's birthday today! Considered by many to be the finest jazz trombonist of all time, J.J. Johnson somehow transferred the innovations of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to his more awkward instrument, playing with such speed and deceptive ease that at one time some listeners assumed he was playing valve (rather than slide) trombone... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Donald Byrd: Fancy Free

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Mention the 1970s to jazz fans and many will think of the jazz-rock fusion movement. Bands then that united jazz and the rock guitar and other electric instruments included Tony Williams Lifetime, Chick Corea ad Return to Forever, Miles Davis, Weather Report, Larry Coryell's Eleventh House and the Mahavishnu Orchestra to name just a few...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Jason Moran

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All About Jazz is celebrating Jason Moran's birthday today! Since his formidable emergence on the music scene in the late 90s, jazz pianist Jason Moran has proven more than his brilliance as a performer. The Blue Note Records recording artist has established himself as a risk-taker and innovator of new directions for jazz as a whole. In almost every category that matters -- improvisation, composition, group concept, repertoire, technique and experimentation -- Moran... Read more...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: The Global Language of Jazz

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The 38th annual Sarasota Jazz Festival is fast approaching. This year's concerts are scheduled Thursday, March 8 through Saturday March 10- with a matinee jam-style session scheduled on Saturday before the evening's finale. This year's event has an ambitious and interesting theme. It's called A World of Jazz. The festival will present a wide array of domestic and global jazz talent, with many first-time performers on the bill. This is a good thing...

RECORDING: Chicago Vocalist and Trumpeter Andrew Distel Releases "It Only Takes Time," January 20, 2018 on Jerujazz Records

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There's something of a tradition of trumpet players who are also singers. m: Louis Armstrong, m: Chet Baker, m: Till Bronner and m: Jack Sheldon are certainly among the best known of the lot, but there are quite a few others, including m: Andrew Distel, a mainstay on the jny: Chicago jazz scene. The multi-talented singer, trumpet player, composer, and arranger releases his second CD, It Only Takes Time. Although Distel plays trumpet on several tunes, the CD is a showcase for his modern vocal stylings. With his crystal clear vocals and flawless delivery that bring to mind m: Kenny Rankin and Michael Buble, he has been a popular, in-demand performer as a leader and a sideman in all the major clubs in and around Chicago...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Jimmy Cobb

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All About Jazz is celebrating Jimmy Cobb's birthday today! Legendary jazz drummer, Jimmy Cobb, was born in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 1929. A superb, mostly self-taught musician, Jimmy is the elder statesman of all of the incredible Miles Davis bands. Jimmy\'s inspirational work with Miles, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. spanned 1957 until 1963, and included the masterpiece "Kind of Blue", the most popular jazz recording in history. He also played on "Sketches of Spain"... Read more...

RECORDING: Recent Listening in Brief: Two from Wadada Leo Smith

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The music of trumpeter, composer and resolute individualist Wadada Leo Smith is absorbing. It often has a demanding density even when he is the only player -- as he is in one of these albums. It can bring rewards to the listener who accepts Smith's free jazz heritage and listens to him with open ears and open mind. As in his recent tribute to America's national parks, his paean to Miles Davis, duets with pianist Vijay Iyer and a succession of other albums over the years, Smith has a vision that embraces Lennie Tristano, Ornette Coleman, Chicago's AACM movement and John Coltrane, among other artists who as early as the late 1950s began liberating their work from standard jazz approaches...

CAREER: Does Your Email Newsletter Meet These 5 Important Legal Requirements?

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While it may come as surprise to some, any email newsletter you send out as a band or artist has number of legal requirements. Here we detail five such necessary elements for any above-board newsletter. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 You may not know it, but there are a number of things that are legally required in every email newsletter blast that you send out. While some email services automatically address these, it's still important to know what they are and why they're enforced in the first place. After all, you don't want your email blast to end up in the spam folder or be banned by an ISP...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Qobuz to Bring Ultra Hi-Res Audio Streaming to U.S.

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Spotify, Apple Music and other music streamers have been eyeing high resolution streaming music as a way to charge some users more. While they consider following Tidal and Deezer's lead into Hi-Res, French streamer Qobuz, which calls itself ' the highest resolution music streaming service in the world,' is launching in U.S...

TRENDS: Why Digital Music (and Not Just Streaming) is Booming

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In this piece music industry vet Seth Schachner weighs in on how he's seen the music industry change over the years, and how it's managed to crawl back from the precipice of destitution thanks to the rising of digital music. Guest post by Seth Schachner from Medium Dropping into a flashy, raucous major label event at the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas recently, I felt like I'd landed on a new planet. I didn't see ice sculptures, giant dessert towers, or sushi served on live models. But I did sense a radical change from the last decade...

RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: January 22, 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 Pat Martino Formidable (HighNote) 270 237 +33 0 56 1 9 2...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Horace Parlan

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All About Jazz is celebrating Horace Parlan's birthday today! Horace Parlan has overcome physical disability and thrived as a pianist despite it. His right hand was partially crippled by polio in his childhood, but Parlan\'s made frenetic, highly rhythmic right hand phrases part of his characteristic style, contrasting them with striking left-hand chords. He\'s also infused blues and R&B influences into his style, playing in a stark, sometimes somber fashion... Read more...

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