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Artist of the week
Eric Dolphy would have been 87 this last saturday (20th June). He was a true original with his own distinctive styles on alto, flute, and bass clarinet. His music fell into the "avant-garde" category yet he did not discard chordal improvisation altogether. While most of the other "free jazz" players sounded very serious in their playing, Dolphy's solos often came across as ecstatic and exuberant.View all
Label of the week
A small jazz club survives for almost 15 years in the white-knuckle world New York City. Awed and inspired over the years by the music all around them, the owners of the club decide to push further their luck and set a record label to ‘preach’ beyond the limited seats of the club. In the spring of 2013 they set Smoke Sessions Records. The essence of New York hard bop..View all
CD Of The Week
Joe Albany -
An Evening With Joe Albany Vol. 2 (solo Piano)
In this second part of a previously unreleased solo set, recorded in 1973, the ideas come tumbling out so copiously that they sometimes fall over one another - but they’re all his own ideas and there’s nothing glib about them. He was a genuine original. This album is a little piece of jazz history. Not only collectable but highly enjoyable to listen to.View all
Jul 02 at 17:33:49
JATP EUROPEAN TOUR
The Zurich Concert, April 8th, 1960
Can you imagine assisting to a concert night and see the following line-up?
Stan Getz Quartet – Miles Davis Quintet – Oscar Peterson Trio
Well, in March & April 1960, jazz empresario Norman Granz took the... Read more
Jul 02 at 16:09:09
TWO PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED CONCERTS FROM
BEN WEBSTER AT RONNIE SCOTT’S
COLLECTOR SERIES - ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED!
Ben Webster could be a difficult man and periodically he was seriously drunk. On his first arrival in Britain he had to be removed from the boat train... Read more
Jul 02 at 13:42:10
ROGUE ART NEW RELEASES JUST IN!
Our Lady Of The Flowers
Matthew Shipp continues with his homage to Jean Genet’s shocking and unsettling novel “Our Lady Of The Flowers” with the Declared Enemy Quartet, consisting no less of Sabir Mateen (ts, cl), William Parker (b) and Gerald... Read more
Jul 02 at 11:31:45
AHMAD JAMAL - A MILESTONE PIANIST
Ahmad Jamal, who is 85 today!, disciplined technique and minimalist style had a huge impact on trumpeter Miles Davis, and he is often cited as contributing to the development of cool jazz throughout the 1950s.
Here we present you three... Read more
Jul 02 at 10:56:28
HATOLOGY RECORDS RAVING REVIEWS
With 40 years on its back this year Hatology Records, founded in 1975 by Werner X. Uehlinger, continues its level of transcendence into the free improvised scene. There’s something brave, radical and committed imbued within the label and all this ends... Read more
Jul 02 at 10:20:04
CHECK OUT OUR NEW IMPROVED WEBSITE!
The new website is already up and running. We are always striving to improve how our web works to make it is easy for you to use.
We sincerely hope you like it and, much more important, that it is helpful and easy to use.
Jazz Messengers Team Read more