This is what swing is from the moment Teddy Wilson defined it.
"His improvisatory genius at the keyboard, and the inspiration that his artistry and deportment radiated - for that lone, Teddy Wilson remains a seminal influence on jazz well into its second century" Loren Schoenberg.
Is a passionately adventurous band. The quintet continually explores swinging, heartfelt and sophisticated new territory. The new album, which follows the group’s live debut in 2015, features nine originals by Lovano and Douglas, as well as new treatments of two classic Shorter compositions.
"Inborn" by Richie Beirach are recordings of historical significance for the world of jazz and a must-have for all connoisseursof music. All tracks were recorded at the legendary Clinton Recording Studios in New York, where many of the great records were realised.
Without any doubt, this is an absolute all-star cast, all four of them have been involved in shaping modern jazz during the 70s, 80s and continue doing so until today. Now the fourfriends have come together for a recording session. The result is a unique and innovative album with a lot of power and joy of playing. A late masterpiece!
This is a re-release with the SWR Big Band of the live recording from the jazz matinee programme of the 100th anniversary of Kurt Weill's birth and the 50th anniversary death, which contained among original works also pieces by Kurt Weill as well as other big-band classics.
It finds an unparalleled array of music talent, joining Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis and some of the world’s top jazz musicians to perform blues-inflected versions of iconic American repertoire. Together these artists raise their voices to highlight jazz’s importance to America’s cultural heritage and to remind us that, even in divided times, music can unite us all.
Cecil Taylor was as entitled to the tag as anyone in the adventurous instrumental music of the last 60 years. He was one of the key figures in the free jazz revolution, a change heralded by the pianist’s 1956 album Jazz Advance, which upended the 1950s “cool school” sound.
Is a musician-owned record label based in New York City, founded in 2015 by Marc Copland, an american jazz-pianist and composer. This label will be a sure source for superbly creative recordings and the best in contemporary improvised music.
Four stars in April Downbeat.
Is a collection of originals (inspired by struggle, freedom and hope) spirituals and a re-imagined take on the Beatles classic “Yesterday-Yesterday”.