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Pianist Jason Moran will play Winter Jazzfest on Jan. 8 as part of Blue
Note’s 75th anniversary series. (Photo: jasonmoran.com)

Threadgill, Glasper & Moran To Play New York’s Winter Jazzfest
The 10th annual Winter Jazzfest is set to take place at a host of venues in New York from Jan. 7–11, 2014. Shows during the festival will be held at popular jazz clubs and performance spaces including Blue Note (131 W. Third St.), Bowery Electric (327 Bowery), Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St.), Groove (125 Macdougal St.), NYU Law (40 Washington Square South), Zinc Bar (82 W. Third St.), The Bitter End (147 Bleecker St.) and Subculture (45 Bleecker St.).
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Small hr HEADLINESSmall hr Documenting the History of
Paramount Records

Fletcher Henderson, Ma Rainey and Blind Lemon Jefferson are among the historic figures represented in a new box set from Revenant/Third Man. …
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Clayton, D’Rivera and McBride
Among Grammy Nominees

The Recording Academy has announced the nominees for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Veteran multi-reedist Paquito D’Rivera, a four-time Grammy winner, was nominated in two categories. …
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Berlin Jazz Festival Fosters
European-American Collaborations

European and American jazz musicians have made numerous connections in the past half-century, especially with U.S. expatriates leading makeshift bands in their new countries (e.g., Bud Powell and Dexter Gordon in Copenhagen and Paris during the ’60s). …
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Saxophonist-Flutist Yusef Lateef
Dies at 93

Yusef Lateef, a saxophonist-flutist, composer and NEA Jazz Master whose style embraced global influences, died on Dec. 23 at his home in Shutesbury, Mass. He was 93. …
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REVIEWS // EDITORS’ PICKS
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Josh Deutsch’s Pannonia, Another Time, Another Place (Alternate Side)
You’ve got to love an album of “traditional folk music from an imaginary place,” which is what Josh Deutsch’s Pannonia delivers on Another Time, Another Place. This well-planned, beautifully executed program draws on influences from practically everywhere. …
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1 BY DAVIS INMAN
The Ocular Concern,
Sister Cities
(Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble Records)
This group’s excellent debut CD grew out of the 12-piece, nonprofit Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, which commissions and performs works by Oregon composers. The Ocular Concern is led by pianist Andrew Oliver …
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Marc Perrenoud Trio, Vestry Lamento (Double Moon)
The Marc Perrenoud Trio assaults your ears in the best way possible—with a fiery vengeance grounded in groove and the ability to play together as easily as others breathe. On Vestry Lamento, its third album, this piano trio just slays it. This is a band of unmatched power, technique and taste. …
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The Fat Babies,
18th & Racine
(Delmark)
Named for the cross streets in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood where The Fat Babies play a weekly gig, 18th & Racine is a spirited romp through the late-’20s and ’30s Chicago style of Eddie Condon and Bix Beiderbecke. The high level of playing here is on par with the band’s debut, 2012’s Chicago Hot (Delmark). …
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Eric Reed, Reflections Of A Grateful Heart (WJ3)
The title of this solo piano album succinctly conveys its theme: Reflections Of A Grateful Heart. Commenting on his latest album for the WJ3 label, Eric Reed recently said, “I received the gift of music from God, and this collection of melodies comes from my heart.”…
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1 BY FRANK ALKYER
Nir Felder,
Golden Age
(OKeh)
With his new album, guitarist Nir Felder poses some important questions about art, music, jazz and, hey, about life. What is a “golden age”? Is there truly such a thing as a golden age, or is beauty simply in the eye of the beholder? If the hope, thought, depth and heart displayed on this recording are any indication, Felder sees …
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Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra, Habitat (Justin Time)
Soprano saxophonist Christine Jensen is well known in Canadian jazz circles, and her profile continues to rise on the international stage. Habitat, the new album by her namesake jazz orchestra, earned a rare 5-star review in the February issue of DownBeat, and it features …
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Jim Campilongo,
Dream Dictionary
(Blue Hen)
Guitarist Jim Campilongo, who plays in Norah Jones’ side project The Little Willies, pursues an intriguing, Americana-meets-rock-meets-jazz sound on his 10th album, Dream Dictionary. His simpatico bandmates here are electric bassist Chris Morrissey (Mark Guiliana, Sara Bareilles) …
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JAZZ SCHOOL // TOOLSHED
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Reference-Level Audio
Sennheiser’s HD 800 is a dynamic, audiophile-quality headphone with an open, circumaural design in an updated body. …
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Magnifico Magnetico
Eastman Guitars has debuted the Schertler Magnetico AG6 acoustic soundhole pickup. …
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Flash-Expandable
Yamaha’s MOXF series includes the latest MOTIF XF sounds, effects and the ability to add a flash board slot for further expandability options. …
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Low Punch
Sonor has launched its limited-edition Sunset kit featuring German beechwood, which produces a warm, balanced tone with low-frequency punch. …
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Optimized Playback
Mackie’s MRmk3 Powered Studio Monitors are acoustically optimized to enhance the mixing, monitoring and multimedia experience in…
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Classic by Dan Morgenstern // June 15, 1967
Chico Hamilton: Flexible Chico
The advertisement for a recent weekend booking at New York’s Village Gate read “Chico Hamilton Trio,” but inside there were seven musicians on the stand in addition to the drummer-leader himself. And it was no jam session—it was an organized group with its own arrangements.
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