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“She will never be all mine, she says my songs are sad,” sings Dean Wareham on the assaultive and motorik “I Can Only Give My All,” one of the best, most surprising numbers on the former Galaxie 500 and Luna singer’s new album. Whoever she is, she’d probably snooze through the first half of Dean Wareham, [...]
I have never put so much effort and anguish into a year-end list of CDs as I did this time. That it was such a bloody mess trying to whittle them down to 10 can only mean that 2010 was an extraordinarily good year for recordings. God knows there were dozens on my shelf that [...]
How about that Jason Moran, who keeps finding new and exciting ways to grace these pages? The ludicrously acclaimed (and entirely deserved) pianist and composer had his name on two fantastic albums this summer; played a stellar set at this month's Rosslyn Jazz Festival; and, yesterday, is the recipient of a 2010 MacArthur Fellowship: the [...]
Where was Moody? That's the mystery.
Actually, the physical whereabouts of James Moody, 85, were well-known, even though the saxophonist/flutist wasn't present at the Lincoln Theatre last night for the NEA Jazz Masters' tribute to him. "James recently had a surgical procedure done," DCJF producer Charlie Fishman explained from the stage. "So unfortunately he couldn't be [...]
"This will be a taste of things to come," Charlie Fishman, the DC Jazz Festival's founder and producer, told the crowd of VIPs assembled at the Mandarin Oriental for last night's festival gala. He meant it literally. The lineup for the evening featured a group of musicians who will also appear tonight at the NEA [...]
If Reverse Thread sounds both airy and folksy, it's purely by design. Esteemed jazz violinist Regina Carter explores the folk music of Africa with this album, revealing in the process just how deep and varied those traditions are: Indeed, the very first track, "Hiwumbe Awumba" is a piece of Ugandan Jewish music. Likewise, it's hard [...]
It says something that in 2003, Regina Carter became the first jazz musician ever allowed to play "Il Cannone," the zealously guarded violin owned by the legendary Niccolò Paganini. Namely, it says that the MacArthur Genius Grant winner stands toe to toe with any of the great classical violinists in terms of accomplishment. But [...]
UPDATE 12:28 PM: The 2/24 Roberto Fonseca show at Lisner Auditorium has been canceled.
This, folks, is a spectacular week for live jazz in the D.C. area. Many of the best local musicians are appearing at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, which runs through the weekend (look for a full preview tomorrow). Elsewhere, though, there [...]