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10
Feb

Gary Burton’s Vibe

I met with the legendary vibraphonist Gary Burton last night to put together a video piece on his upcoming Mack Ave recording Common Ground. Read moreRead more

27
Jan

Theo Bleckmann Reinterprets Kate Bush

We recently ran a post about jazz singer Theo Bleckmann and his brilliant concert of the songs of underrated British pop artist & songwriter Kate Bush. Read moreRead more

20
Jan

NYU Jazz Interview Series: Bill Charlap

I became a fan of Bill’s piano playing when I first heard him perform with sax legend Phil Woods. As a follower of Woods’ bands since the late 70s, I was familiar with many of his recordings with Hal Galper and Jim McNeely on piano. Both pianists made the group sound different, as did Bill when he took over the piano chair. Read moreRead more

13
Jan

The Art of Visual Improvisation

While I was working with Brian Blade for his release Mama Rosa a few years back, I was introduced to a visual artist named Adam CK Vollick. Adam filmed Brian while he was recording segments of his album and the raw footage that I saw was just amazing. It was unlike anything I had seen before or even shot myself. Adam’s footage consisted of these long continuous shots which just followed Brian and the music. Read moreRead more