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By Shaun Brady, Jazz Philadelphia When trumpeter Alonzo Demetrius arrived at Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2014, he expected to have his musical world opened up to new pathways. What came as a surprise is the way the school broadened his political thinking as well. Read more here.
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By Morgan Enos, JazzTimes One of the most beguiling ambient tracks you’ll ever hear—one worthy of Eno, Fripp, or Glass—is buried in the soundtrack to the SNES video game Donkey Kong Country. “It feels so romantic and melancholy and grand,” saxophonist Grace Kelly tells JazzTimes of “Aquatic Ambiance,” a piece of music packaged in cartoon ape imagery … Read More
by Chris May, All About Jazz “It’s always important to understand the culture of our ancestors. But our minds have to be set on the future. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, they were thinking of the future.. People say it is important to follow the elders, but one of the things they forget to … Read More
By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ Remember record stores? Remember the thrill of turning your friends on to new music by swapping vinyl and CDs? Yeah, we do too. That’s why we’re rebooting that tradition for the digital age with our “Crate Digging” video series, in which we’ll search through crates of our memories to bring you … Read More
By Kevin C. Johnson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Marcus Baylor’s reaction to the Baylor Project earning another Grammy nomination this year was anything but understated. Read more here.
All About Jazz “Finally, after years of planning and preparation, these two consummate artists come together to produce a work of true artistic significance. This firey new release features unique renditions of Cuban classics such including ‘Bemba Colorá.’” Read the full Track of the Day article here.
By Matt Micucci, Jazziz Heralded drummer/composer Ulysses Owens Jr. demonstrated a fresh approach to a large ensemble in jazz on his upcoming LP. Soul Conversations. Acclaimed saxophonist/composer Jeff Coffin and cellist/composer Helen Gillet offer a masterclass in counterpoint and thoughtful interplay on their genre-defiant new duo album, Let It Shine. Read both album announcements here.