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The finest musicians to spring from the world of jazz have clearly had an advantage when it comes to branching into other genres of music. Their mastery of composition, arranging and sight reading coupled with their flair for improvisation and spontaneous creation make them possibly the most seasoned and adaptable musicians in the art. Grammy Award winner Christian McBride, chameleonic virtuoso of the acoustic and electric bass, stands tall at the top of this clique. Beginning in 1989—the beginning of an amazing career in which he still has wider-reaching goals to attain - the Philadelphian has thus far been first-call-requested to accompany literally hundreds of fine artists, ranging in an impressive array from McCoy Tyner and Sting to Kathleen Battle and Diana Krall


Article: Album Review

Ron Carter: Finding The Right Notes

Read "Finding The Right Notes" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Going back to the fall of 2016 and Ron Carter's appearance at the Detroit Jazz Festival as artist-in-residence, the buzz was that a biographical film on the man named the most recorded bassist in history was in the pipeline. During that festival, a film crew was seen regularly following Carter around Hart Plaza and the bassist ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Feel Good Music Show

Read "Feel Good Music Show" reviewed by David Brown

It's New Year's Eve here on the Jazz Continuum. Weather you're getting gussied up to go out, or laying low for the evening, we're here to present an evening of Feel-Good Music to keep you company. Playlist Thelonious Monk “Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) 00:30 Terry Pollard “Scrapple From ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Bill Frisell, Norah Jones & Antonio Sanchez

Read "Bill Frisell, Norah Jones & Antonio Sanchez" reviewed by Joe Dimino

From one of the leading drummers today we begin the 783 Episode of Neon Jazz with Antonio Sanchez teamed with Pat Metheny and Christian McBride with a cut off the 2008 album Day Trip. We also hear from emerging talents including Desidério Lázaro, Avi Granite and Cícero Lee, plus a trove of good music from Bill ...


The Heart Wants

Label: Lateralize
Released: 2022
Track listing: The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants; All Too Soon; Everything's Changing; I think You'd Better Go; Wise Words; Red Mary Janes & A Brand New Hat; Hold On; Life Inside; What If; Rainbow Sleeves; If Ever I Would Leave You: Weather The Storm.


Living In Sound - The Music Of Charles Mingus

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat; Peggy’s Blue Skylight; Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love; Remember Rockefeller at Attica; Newcomer; Moves; Sue’s Changes; Invisible Lady; Underdog.


The Montreux Years

Label: BMG
Released: 2022
Track listing: Fingerprints; Bud Powell; Quartet No. 2 (Pt. 1); Interlude; Who’s Inside the Piano; Dignity; America (Continents Pt. 4); New Waltz.



Released: 2022


Article: Year in Review

Doug Hall's Best Jazz Albums of 2022

Read "Doug Hall's Best Jazz Albums of 2022" reviewed by Doug Hall

So many new jazz releases and so little time. If I could lock myself away in a listening room for a month with food and water only, I could begin do justice to all the significant, creative and enlightening recordings that have been offered in 2022. Phew!!! Charles Lloyd Trios ChapelBlue ...


Article: Year in Review

2022: The Year in Jazz

Read "2022: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

Current events impacted the jazz world in significant ways throughout 2022. In its third year, the coronavirus pandemic continued to lurk in some settings, while others recovered in robust fashion. Russia's war on Ukraine was felt by musicians and triggered an outpouring of support for its victims. Initiatives to ensure greater equity in jazz advanced. The ...


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