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19
Oct

My Midlife Jazz Crisis – Stage 1: The Acknowledgement

Well, it has happened.  I was recently ranting to a good friend about how today’s jazz scene is just not the same as it was when I was young and first launched Jazz Online.  After my long and emotional diatribe on the sorry state of the music and industry, my friend bluntly retorted, “I hate to be the one to tell you this, but I think you have just entered the first stage of geezerhood.” Read moreRead more

20
Sep

Doc Severinsen: A Legend, And A Friend

Contributed by guest blogger Mike Metheny

Anyone who was a serious trumpet student in the 1960s will tell you about the short list of trumpet “gods” in those days. Rafael Mendez and Clark Terry come to mind. Miles and Maynard, of course. And there was the classical virtuoso, Maurice Andre. But none of those legends appeared in our living rooms every night, as did the great Doc Severinsen. Read moreRead more

16
Sep

Charles Lloyd: Transcendent Jazz

Charles Lloyd’s latest album Mirror is a gem. Frankly, we can’t stop listening to it here @ Jazz Online. It is brilliant. Featuring a new quartet consisting of pianist Jason Moran, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland, these four musicians have a very special chemistry and deliver a moving collection of music that ranges from free expression to swingin’ to soulful to spiritual. Read moreRead more

27
Jul

Vintage Jarreau

Long before there was Bobby McFerrin, some may remember there was Al Jarreau. Taking the next step forward from masters like King Pleasure and Jon Hendricks, Al innovated his own brand of vocalese singing. Read moreRead more