Posts Tagged ‘Joe Lovano’

Jazz Setlist, September 13-19: Vive Gypsy Jazz!

Thursday, Sept. 13
The "Hot Club" trend is one that this writer hopes never goes away: Gypsy jazz is too good to fade out. A bit of context might help here: Around 1933 or so, somewhere in France, a Parisian violin virtuoso named Stephane Grappelli met a Belgian-born Romani guitarist named Django Reinhardt. Discovering their mutual [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 18

We're back, and we are obviously not refreshed. Because, really, look at the Hot Dang side of this week's Far Out vs. Hot Dang. There's a lot of disappointment there. This whole "serotonin levels" thing is a bitch. Or maybe we're just reflecting the zeitgeist? Maybe we're totally healthy and society is sick? Where's the [...]

The Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2009

While jazz's clash with the mainstream was the most intensely debated topic of 2009, it was actually an incredibly fruitful year for the music. The recordings I discuss in the link above were among the best and most exciting; whether or not they ultimately catch commercial fire, their attempts to employ rock and hip-hop aesthetics [...]

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