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Al Foster | “Reflections” | Available Today via Smoke Sessions Records

Legendary Drummer Al Foster Reflects on a Lifetime of Encounters with Jazz Icons from Miles and Monk to Herbie and McCoy   Reflections Features an All-Star Quintet with Chris Potter, Nicholas Payton, Kevin Hays and Vicente Archer   Available Today via Smoke Sessions Records   Album Release Performances at Smoke Jazz Club, Plus Global Livestream: Thursday, September…

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Joey DeFrancesco: April 10, 1971-August 25, 2022

Joey DeFrancesco April 10, 1971 – August 25, 2022 DeFrancesco, Credited with the Resurgence of the Hammond Organ in Jazz, Passes Away at Age 51 Read Obituary from NPR Photo Credit: Michael Woodall GRAMMY®-nominated phenomenon Joey DeFrancesco, who was credited with the resurgence of the Hammond organ in jazz, died on August 25 at the age…

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AVAILABLE NOW: Barre Phillips & György Kurtág Jr. | “Face à Face” | ECM

Barre Phillips, Grandmaster of Improvised Bass, and György Kurtág Jr., Electronics-Playing Son of Hungary’s Great Contemporary Composer, Collaborate on Face à Face Available Today via ECM Records “With its loose relationship to structure and untraditional compositional spontaneity, Face à Face isn’t the kind of record you can listen to all the time. But when you do need…

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GIG ALERT: John Beasley’s MONK’estra on Tour with Chucho Valdes in California

John Beasley’s MONK’estra Big Band Joins Chucho Valdés La Creación Tour in California GRAMMY® Awarded John Beasley Brings his MONK’estra Septet to Dizzy’s, Jazz at Lincoln Center, NY Celebrating Thelonious Monk’s 105th Birthday For more information on John Beasley, please visit: JohnBeasleyMusic.com | Facebook | Instagram Listen to MONK’estra Plays John Beasley For media inquiries, please contact: DL Media · ‭(610) 420-8470‬ Don Lucoff · don@dlmediamusic.com Leah Concialdi · leah@dlmediamusic.com For…

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Kenny Garrett @ Blue Note, New York: September 1 – 4

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett Performs at Blue Note in New York, September 1-4 Tickets Available Online Now National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master  Downbeat Critics Poll Winner, Alto Saxophone Sounds from the Ancestors Now Available via Mack Avenue Records Photo Credit: Jimmy Katz “File this album under ‘most aptly named.’” — Afropop “Garrett, the consummate performer,…

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Keith Jarrett | “Bordeaux Concert” | ECM

Bordeaux Concert Documents Keith Jarrett’s Last Solo Performance in France The Improvised Thirteen-Part Suite from 2016 Finds the Pianist at a Creative High Point Available September 30 via ECM Records WBGO Interview and Track Premiere Bordeaux Concert documents a solo performance, the last that Keith Jarrett would give in France, at the Auditorium de l’Opéra…

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Brian Bromberg’s Unapologetically Funky Big Bombastic Ten Piece Band Plays Three Show in Los Angeles

GIG ALERT: Brian Bromberg’s Unapologetically Funky Big Bombastic Ten Piece Band World-Renowned Bassist and Producer Brian Bromberg Escapes the Pandemic Blues with a Vibrant, Funky Album that Conjures the Spirit of the Open Road Available Now on Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Music Group, A Little Driving Music Features an All-Star Cast of Musicians Including Dave Koz, Marion Meadows,…

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