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Entries Tagged as 'Jazz Articles'

Phish: Live in ’93, ’97 and ’98

Originally conceived in 2001 to document Phish’s previously-recorded live adventures while the band was in hiatus, the LivePhish series has evolved into a much more purposeful project since the band went into retirement in 2004. Offering digital downloads as well as eco-friendly CD packaging, the series is extending the legacy of the band by emphasizing […]

Date: Apr 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Articles

Gov’t Mule and Powder in Vail, Colorado

Gov’t Mule Dobson Arena Vail, Colorado April 10, 2008 Not many rock bands sing about antipsychotic drugs, but Gov’t Mule closed their show Thursday night with the Thorazine Shuffle. It seemed appropriate, too, because it had been snowing most of the day in Vail, had continued snowing through the evening and was expected to snow […]

Date: Apr 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Articles

Songs With Legs: Carla Bley, Steve Swallow and Andy Sheppard At Birdland, NYC

Carla Bley/Steve Swallow/Andy Sheppard at Birdland Birdland New York City, New York April 10, 2008 The Lost Chords is the name of the quartet led by pianist Carla Bley with her partner, bassist Steve Swallow, saxophonist Andy Sheppard and drummer Billy Drummond. The group has recorded The Lost Chords (Watt, 2004) and, with the addition […]

Date: Apr 25th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Articles

Acoustic Ladyland at Vortex, London

Acoustic Ladyland Vortex Jazz Club London, England March 28, 2008 As the act which opened the new Vortex in 2005, Acoustic Ladyland holds a special place in the hearts of many club regulars. The band returned on March 28 to a full house of over 100 people, with the usual table layout abandoned to create […]

Date: Apr 25th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Articles

Jane Bunnett: The Spirit’s Dancing in the Flesh!

“The ant’s a centaur in his dragon’s world. Pull down thy vanity, it is not man Made courage, or made order, or made grace,           Pull down thy vanity, I say pull down. Learn of the green world what can be thy place In scaled invention or true artistry, Pull down […]

Date: Apr 24th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Articles

Larry Gelb: I’ll Remember Love / Song for Pickles

Larry Gelb says he can’t remember a time when he wasn’t writing songs. That may not be overstating the case, as Gelb, now fifty-six, recorded his first album at the ripe old age of thirteen and has written more than eight hundred songs, thirty-six of which enliven these two delightful albums (“The Honeymooners Now” and […]

Date: Apr 24th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Articles

Peter Asplund: In a Swedish Way

Peter Asplund, one of Sweden’s most talented jazz trumpeters, gets his inspiration from giants like Louis Armstrong, Clifford Brown and Miles Davis but funnels it through his own, very Nordic filter. “I don’t pretend to sound like an American trumpeter,” he says. “I’m Swedish and that has to come across. As I see it, you […]

Date: Apr 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Articles