Jazz

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DONALD HARRISON’S JAZZ GUMBO

JAZZ GUMBO Finding unity in the musical universe of saxophonist Donald Harrison. by CRISTOFER GROSS RECORDINGS Click image to shop Amazon for CDs and LPs. New Orleans Gumbo (2013) Dr. John Meets Donald Harrison Quantum Leap (2012) Donald Harrison This is Jazz (2011) Donald Harrison, with Ron Carter, Billy Cobham Spirits of Congo Square (2000) …

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TIERNEY SUTTON

Tierney Sutton The great jazz vocalist releases great recordings while holding fast to a great group of musicians. Tierney Sutton, who was born in Wisconsin and later moved to New England, was living in the San Fernando Valley, a few miles from where I grew up, when we arranged to meet for the following interview. …

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STEFON HARRIS

Stefon Harris Global vibes – Navigating jazz from San Francisco to Havana, and points in between We first spoke with vibraphonist Stefon Harris in 2009, by cell phone, as he drove through New York on an errand, careful not to be gone too long from his wife, who was home about six months pregnant with …

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JANE MONHEIT

Jane Monheit Vocalist Jane Monheit was at her home outside New York City when we reached her for background on an article to promote her October 2012 concert at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. She would share the bill with guitarist-singer John Pizzarelli. In preparation, many articles had been read, all her albums heard, …

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HOMEPAGE

NEW POST Five-speed fusion At Catalina Jazz Club Chick Corea Elektric Band reunite like charged particles for a five-night display of jazz on fire. READ THEATER JAZZ INTERVIEWS ARTICLES

THEATERTIMES | JAZZ

enrichment. Jazz is an art form born in America offering rebirth with each generation. ‘JazzGenerations’ invites musicians and music aficionados to celebrate the art – support the artists. interviews and profiles   JAZZ GUMBO A Theatertimes profile of saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and educator Donald Harrison covers his tours, discography, work on HBO’s “Tréme” and Getting …

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LISTENING BOOTH

JAMISON ROSS Fans of the seminal Allen Toussaint will be happy to hear that the groove – if not the gap created by his passing – gets filled by vocalist-drummer Jamison Ross on his new CD, All for One, released in January 2018. He covers Toussaint’s "A Mellow Good Time" to kick off the before …

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INTERMISSION

INTERMISSION 15 Minutes with . . . theater artists and musicians. AMY BRENNEMAN Two interviews, from 2008 and 2013, preview Brenneman’s appearances in Top Girls for a radio taping by TheatreWorks, and the Geffen Playhouse production of Rapture, Blister, Burn. • READ BETTY BUCKLEY When Betty Buckley isn’t in a major musical, like the recent …

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TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON

Terri Lyne Carrington In the Terri Lynn Carrington chapter of Jazzwoman, Conversations with Twenty-one Musicians, she is described as a “polystylist drummer whose eclectic background is particularly suited to fusing jazz traditions with contemporary popular music.” The polystylism and wide-ranging interests are the natural result of a life lived in music. Her mother had studied …

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