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The Lemon Bucket Orchestra dives into the crowd at the Ottawa Jazz Festival.

(Photo: Chris Parker)

Festival Frenzy!

Ah, spring, when a jazz fan’s mind turns … to summer festivals! From fantastic locales to intimate encounters, from rising jazz outposts to legendary jazz settings, now is the…



A Jazz Home in Rome


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Miguel Zenón

Música de Las Américas
(Miel)


Jon Irabagon
Rising Sun
(Irabagast)


Brian Charette
Jackpot
(Cellar Live)


Harish Raghavan
In Tense
(Whirlwind)


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Cannonball Adderley

Burnin’ In Bordeaux: Live In France 1969
(Elemental)


Rudy Linka/George Mraz
Just Between Us
(Independent Release)


Alina Bzhezhinska & Tony Kofi
Altera Vita
(BBE)


Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
Tidal Currents: East Meets West
(Chronograph)


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Albert Ayler

Albert Ayler: The Truth Is Marching In

In a restaurant-bar in Greenwich Village, tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler was ruminating on the disparity between renown and income. In his case, anyway. Covers of his albums are prominent in the windows of more and more jazz record stores; references to him are increasingly frequent in jazz magazines, here and abroad; a growing number of players are trying to sound like him.

“I’m a new star, according to a magazine in England,” Ayler said, “and I don’t even have fare to England. Record royalties? I never see any. Oh, maybe I’ll get $50…


Growing Up Monk




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