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RECORDING: Magma's 'Akt Xviii - Marquee - Londres 17 Mars 1974' 2cd Now Available on Seventh Records

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In the ongoing series of rare live Magma recordings, AKT XVIII- Marquee- Londres 17 mars 1974 2-CD is now available on Seventh Records! At the time of this concert, 'Kohntarkosz' was still in its phase of elaboration, although the recording of the studio album began only 2 months later. Large sequences were still not composed, others were borrowed from 'Kohntarkosz Anteria' and were taken away, then used later in the 'K. A' recording of 2004. In a similar way, 'Theusz Hamtaahk' did not have its final shape and its coda was cut soon after...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Art Pepper

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All About Jazz is celebrating Art Pepper's birthday today! Alto Saxophonist Art Pepper, a native of Gardena California, played in the overtly emotional manner that came to define the West Coast style. His solo approach was always passionate, from early recordings made with Stan Kenton\'s orchestra during his years with the band (1943 and 1946-52) and in jam sessions on LA's Central Avenue... Read more...

WEBSITE: All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: August 2018

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All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in August, these ten represent our personal favorites. We also included the top ten reader favorites as indicated by total listens. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here...

RECORDING: Baritone and Tenor Saxophonist Jared Sims Tells His New York Story on Forthcoming Ropeadope CD, "The New York Sessions," Set for October 12 Release

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Jazz saxophonist and educator m: Jared Sims pays musical tribute to experiences that influenced his creative development on The New York Sessions, his fifth album as a leader. Set for release by Ropeadope Records on October 12, the disc is a post-bop quartet outing that comes 20 years after Sims was performing regularly at clubs like the Knitting Factory, Wetlands, and Brooklyn's Tea Lounge. Joined on The New York Sessions by pianist Chris McCarthy, bassist Alex Tremblay, and drummer Evan Hyde, Sims plays his main axe, baritone saxophone, on only one of the album's five tracks, the jaunty-mid-tempo ballad 'Brooklyn Tea,' named for the defunct Tea Lounge venue. Becoming a kind of outsider to himself, he plays tenor on all the other songs: 'Tribeca Tap Bar' (which shows off his Getzian influence), 'Wetlands Preserved' (named for the famed Tribeca club), 'The Bodega,' and 'Pelham...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: Anika Larsen and the Larsen/Maxwell Quintet Present Make You Feel My Love

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Anika Larsen and The Larsen/Maxwell Quintet present Make You Feel My Love: The Musical Romance of a Jazz Cat and a Broadway Baby at 54 Below on Friday October 19th at 9:30 pm. Award winner Anika Larsen teams up with her husband and jazz trumpet player m: Freddie Maxwell for their Feinstein's/54 Below and New York City debut of Make You Feel My Love: The Musical Romance of a Jazz Cat and a Broadway Baby. Best known for her Tony nominated role as Cynthia Weil in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Anika also performed on Broadway in Avenue Q, Xanadu, All Shook Up and Rent. Freddie toured with luminaries such as Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys. Recounting memorable moments in their careers, this show is the musical story of how their worlds came together. It's a jazzy, sexy spin on Broadway, pop and Latin tunes that were pivotal in their lives, featuring songs from Anika's album Sing You To Sleep...

RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 3, 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 11 1 Bobby Sanabria West Side Story Re-Imagined (Jazzheads)...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Tineke Postma

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All About Jazz is celebrating Tineke Postma's birthday today! Tineke Postma is an internationally acknowleged active jazzsaxophonist. During her college years at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she received two scolarships to study at the Manhattan School for Music in New York, where she was taught by Dick Oatts, David Liebman and Chris Potter. In 2003, Tineke gratuaded with Honors at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she has been teaching since 2005. Tineke plays energetic... Read more...

OBITUARY: Pat Arana, Trombonist of the St. Louis Stompers, Dies at Age 72

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Trombonist Joseph Patrick "Pat" Arana of the St. Louis Stompers died of cancer last Wednesday, August 22 in St. Charles, MO. Arana was 72 years old and was retired from teaching music in the Ritenour School District. He performed locally and at festivals all over the country with the Stompers, worked with many other jazz and popular music groups in St. Louis, and was an original member of Jean Kittrell and Red Lehr's Old St. Louis Levee Band...

VIDEO / DVD: Videos: Irish Jazz Guitar

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The dean of the jazz guitar in Ireland was the late Louis Stewart. Ireland has a special place in its heart for the jazz guitar that probably has a lot to do with the music's poetry and the intimate relationship artists seem to have with the instrument, especially on ballads. Here are a handful of Irish jazz guitarists I found on YouTube...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: What Netflix Can Teach Us About Font Psychology [infographic]

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Whether you're in the music business or some other realm of the entertainment industry, the power of fonts cannot be overstated when it comes to marketing. Here we look some valuable lessons in font psychology learned from video streaming giant Netflix. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Fonts are a big part of our lives. Every piece of marketing that you'll ever release probably has or will have at least a couple of fonts, so instead of just picking them at random because they look nice, it's best to at least have an idea of the power they have. Each one has its own characteristics and makes a huge difference in how our message is perceived. Right now, no company does that better than Netflix with its original shows...

RECORDING: Tony Adamo Releases Was out Jazz Zone Mad on Ropeadope Records. Available September 14, 2018

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Born in San Francisco, California, Tony Adamo has strong ties to his Italian American family in the Bronx and Brooklyn. After his stint in the Navy, he attended the Actor's Studio and discovered a whole new world referred to as 'method acting.' He discovered that he was terrible at remembering lines, and soon headed back to music as his true calling, with a very improvisational intent...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Kenny Dorham

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All About Jazz is celebrating Kenny Dorham's birthday today! Overshadowed for most of his career by the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, and Lee Morgan, Kenny Dorham\'s abilities as a composer and unique voice as an advanced bop trumpet player are underrated to this day. McKinley Howard Dorham was born on August 30, 1924 on a ranch called Post Oak, near Fairfield, Texas. He attended Anderson High School in Austin... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Electrifying Clip: Cute Tomato

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In March 1955, producer Ozzie Cadena was given the green light by Herman Lubinsky, the owner of Savoy Records, to record a session with drummer Kenny Clarke and arranger-saxophonist Ernie Wilkins. Cadena had a bit of an agenda. Three of the songs he wanted waxed were his. When he met with Clarke and Wilkins, they went over all of the songs they planned to record. In addition to Cadena's three, Wilkins brought in three gems and the seventh was Now's the Time, a blues taht gave Clarke an opportunity to take an extended solo. Wilkins did the arranging...

CAREER: 5 Tips for Crafting a Captivating Newsletter

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Capturing (let alone keeping) the attention of your followers on social media has become and increasingly difficult task, particularly if you're unable to shell out the necessary cash in order to boost your posts. Luckily, the newsletter remains as reliable standby. Here we look at five ways to create the most engaging newsletter possible...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Parker

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All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Parker's birthday today! The only child of Charles and Addie Parker, Charlie Parker was one of the most important and influential saxophonists and jazz players of the 1940's. When Parker was still a child, his family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where jazz, blues and gospel music were flourishing. His first contact with music came from school, where he played baritone horn with the school's band. When he was 15... Read more...

OBITUARY: Jimmy Wilkins (1921-2018)

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Jimmy Wilkins, the trombone-playing brother of arranger-saxophonist Ernie Wilkins and the last surviving member of Count Basie's original New Testament Band launched in 1951, died August 24. He was 97. In recent years, Jimmy led a big band in Las Vegas using arrangements by his brother Ernie and Frank Foster. Jimmy and I spoke every six months or so. Our last conversation was in July. I'll miss him and his Count Basie stories. Here's my entire JazzWax interview with Jimmy...

TRENDS: Teen Social Media Cord Cutting - Should It Worry the Music Industry?

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Adults have been anxious about the smartphone usage of youths for some time, and it appears teens themselves are jumping on the concern train, with more than half of teenagers feeling they spend too much time on their phones. This raises the question, however, will efforts to combat this tech addiction help or hurt the music business...

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