Gregory Porter ~ Be Good

“Porter fuses jazz and soul better than anybody working these days…Very Highly Recommended.” -Soul Tracks         http://www.gregoryporter.com/ Official website of Gregory Porter https://www.facebook.com/gregoryportermusic Facebook page of Gregory Porter http://www.npr.org/event/music/173657211/gregory-porter-on-jazzset March 7, 2013 ~ The Czech Republic capital of Prague is home to the annual Strings of Autumn International Music Festival where, in October […]

Ben Powell ~ “Preliminaries”

“I spent my early years trying to imitate the tone of Eric Clapton and Peter Green. I was 26 before I heard Martin Taylor’s album Solo. From that moment I locked myself in a room for the next seven years and taught myself how to play fingerstyle.” Ben Powell is also interested in philosophy and […]

“When It Rains” in That Improvisational Moment ~ Brad Mehldau

Brad Mehldau is not only an amazing jazz pianist but he is also a profound thinker about the nature of  music. On his website (http://www.bradmehldau.com) are published many of his writings.   One article is entitle “Wisdom in Music” (http://www.bradmehldau.com/writing/papers/september_2011.html), an amazing reflection on the “essence” of music in Platonic and Aristotelian terms. Does the meaning, ideas, and emotions […]

Stephane Wrembel’s “Origins” ~ Gypsy Jazz & Beyond

All I can say about this album is “Wow”!!  “Origins” is Stephane Wrembel’s latest album.   He learned to play among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside of Fontainebleau.  He was also influenced by the great Gypsy musician, the Belgian jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt. Stephane has exceeded his teachers and in this album he explores all his “Origins” and takes […]

The Romain Collin Trio ~ Incredible Visionary Jazz Pianist with his Trio

The following link is a great interview of Romain Collin on “Piano Jazz ~ New Artists” with Jon Weber.  The second piece he plays during the interview is from his latest album “The Calling“: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128547106 Romain Collin’s website address is: http://romaincollin.com  Listen to the music ~ Pipokuhn is Romain Collin and the album is autobiographical: spotify:track:6iOrepklHgShLh7U0V0QoB

Sign the Petition for Marian McPartland to be Honored at Kennedy Center

Sign the petition for the great jazz pianist, Marian McPartland, now 94 years old, to be honored at Kennedy Center: http://www.change.org/petitions/the-kennedy-center-honors-we-want-jazz-legend-marian-mcpartland-to-receive-the-kennedy-center-honors# Marian McPartland has hosted “Piano Jazz” on NPR for 28 years.  This great promoter of jazz more than deserves this honor. spotify:track:0mPVb2Di3h0bXuxZgiIbZH

A Great Jazz Pianist, Bill Charlap, Plays Gershwin

The  American Soul