5 January in history: Charles Mingus dies at 59

Today in history, we remember the decease of the highly influential American jazz double bass player Charles Mingus. Mingus was born on April 22nd, 1922 and focused on collective improvisation, like old New Orleans jazz parades. His compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel music while sometimes drawing …

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Jazzradio and JazzZine join forces

A refreshing start of 2015 for jazz lovers. Two of the most leading online and offline jazz platforms, JazzRadio.nl and JazzZine.nl have joined forces. Both parties are based in the Netherlands and have decided to spread their wings and broaden their horizons. Bringing you the best of jazz and freshest news from the jazz scene, …

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Teus Nobel – Legacy

As a follow up of his debut album ‘Flow'(2012), Dutch trumpet player Teus Nobel (1982) surpasses himself on ‘Legacy’. The album is a tribute to his patrons. No covers, all new compositions, but so close to the original legacy of his heroes. It’s obvious that the funk and fusion of ‘Flow’ has disappeared on ‘Legacy’. …

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Buddy DeFranco dead at 91

American jazz clarinet player Buddy DeFranco passed away last christmas-night, 24th december. De Franco was born in New Jersy, USA, 17 february 1923 and has been playing for over 75 years. He was one of the most musical accomplished clarinetists in jazz ever. The clarinet player played with names like Gene Krupa, Charlie Barnet, Art …

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Matthew Halsall announces new dates with The Gondwana Orchestra

To celebrate the success of his latest opus When The World Was One Matthew will be touring The Gondwana Orchestra through the UK in January and February 2015. His uniquely beautiful sound has been described as “Rain-streaked spiritual jazz from Manchester” by the Independent On Sunday and these concert’s will feature music from Alice Coltrane …

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Unlimited Myles by Quincy Jones signs pianist Alfredo Rodriguez

Quincy Jones Productions is proud to announce Alfredo Rodríguez’s signing to his ‘Unlimited Myles’! “I’ve had the luxury and privilege to work with the very best pianists of the last century over the course of the last 70 years and Alfredo is without a shred of doubt, one of the very best. I am excited …

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Debut release J-Felix out 19th january

Out 19th January 2015, “101 Reasons” is the debut release from new signing J-Felix on Tru Thoughts. The digital single lifts the lid on three addictive tracks with a heavy ‘80s funk lilt and a dubby rhythmic driving force, showcasing the sound of this Brighton based producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist as he works on his …

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The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Vol.3 out now

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club returns – and Volume 3 is a truly international round up of all things hip, happening and gorgeously groovy! A man of many talents, when Craig Charles isn’t acting in Red Dwarf and Coronation Street, or appearing in the jungle as he did recently, he can be found …

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Oscar Peterson and Mose Allison release Master Of Improvisation II

Oscar Peterson and Mose Allison are two real grandmaster of Jazz. They never used a score. So, that each concert and each recording is unique and different, because they are always improvised. This CD is a masterpiece of spontaneous jazz art. It is the second part of the Master Of Improvisation-series, released through BMH.