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15
Nov

Q&A: Avishai Cohen

From the first time I saw Avishai Cohen play with Chick Corea’s Sextet in the late 90’s, I have always believed that he is one of the most dynamic and entertaining jazz artists on the scene. Read moreRead more

4
Nov

My Midlife Jazz Crisis – The Monterey Stage

I just finished listening to Brubeck’s Time Out and was once again reminded what a truly brilliant album it is and considering it was originally released in 1959, it remarkably still sounds as fresh as ever. It was shortly after being exposed to this great work that I fell in love with the music. There was something about the sound, the depth and the variety that just spoke to me and I knew at that point that I wanted to do something in jazz. Read moreRead more

3
Nov

NYU Jazz Interview Series: Oregon

I can’t believe it. Sitting next to me on stage at B&N are Ralph Towner, Paul McCandless, Glen Moore, and Mark Turner. OREGON! If I made a list of groups that totally inspired me to pursue a career in music, OREGON would definitely be on the short list, along with Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Return to Forever to name a few. Read moreRead more

25
Oct

Oregon and the Magic of Witchi-Tai-To

The band Oregon recorded the song “Witchi-Tai-To” nearly 40 years ago and it has become a mainstay with the band’s live shows while also serving as an anthem for the prolific group. Read moreRead more