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May 2014 (Volume 81, Number 5)


Jimmy Heath
Diz to Today
By Dan Ouellette
The amiable 87-year-old saxophonist, educator, NEA Jazz Master, big band leader and elder statesman in the Heath Brothers group is optimistic about the future of jazz as he keeps “the continuum” going.


Danilo Pérez
See a Little Light
By Ted Panken
We caught up with the pianist in his homeland of Panama, where he curates and helps run the Panama Jazz Festival.

Regina Carter
Mining History
By Phillip Lutz
The violinist’s new album, Southern Comfort (OKeh/Sony), was partially inspired by her family’s roots in the Southern region of the United States.

Keb’ Mo’
‘No Genre Will Claim Me’
By Aaron Cohen
The Grammy-winning guitarist’s latest CD, BLUESAmericana (Kind of Blue), comes about 20 years after his emergence as a contemporary blues player with an impressive command of acoustic roots music.

2014 International Summer Festival Guide


Sons of Kemet
Simona Premazzi
Jacques Schwarz-Bart
Brian Culbertson

Blindfold Test

Saxophonist Antonio Hart was tested on the following tracks for the “Blindfold Test”:
  • Steve Wilson: “Wilsonian Alto” from Soulful Song (MaxJazz)
  • Dave Holland Trio: “Segment” from Triplicate (ECM)
  • Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: “The Way” from The Way: Music Of Slide Hampton (Planet Arts)
  • Arthur Blythe: “My Son Ra” from Illusions (Sony/Columbia)
  • Luis Perdomo: “Paco” from Links (Criss Cross Jazz)
  • Phil Woods & The Festival Orchestra: “Hank Jones” from New Celebration (Chiaroscuro)
  • Tim Berne’s Snakeoil: “Static” from Shadow Man (ECM)
  • Gary Bartz: “The Song Of Loving Kindness” from The Blues Chronicles: Tales Of Life (Atlantic)

Also In This Issue

Capri Records at 30; European Scene; Keilwerth Launches 2014 Saxophone Idol International Competition; Evan Christopher’s New Orleans Revolution; Reed School: Your Next Horn – Today’s Pro Model Saxophones, Branford Marsalis Master Class, Mauro Di Gioia Pro Session, Phil Woods Solo Transcription; Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts; plus Dozens of CD Reviews, Product Reviews and Much More!

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