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Georg Breinschmid x Hong Kong Sinfonietta = brilliant, barmy “symphonic jazz”

Oxymoron, or blasphemy? The very concept of “symphonic jazz” might provoke polarizing opinions in the more faithful fan – but few have spliced orchestral traditions with an improvisational approach quite as brazenly as Georg Breinschmid. 514 more words

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Scoring New York

Watching the jazz arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue at a late night Prom–more or less the version premiered in 1924 in New York by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra–you can immediately hear that it’s… 598 more words

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Acid Jazz, August 18, 2018

Peter Erskine, Truby Trio, Doctor Abstract, Rae & Christian, Herb Alpert remixed, Soulive, Marcus Miller, and more!

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From ECM via Dazzle: "SPOTLIGHT ON ECM"

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Dazzle
1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202

Dazzle has teamed up with ECM records to present a whole month packed full of some of the iconic label’s most prominent contemporary musicians. 139 more words

Geoffrey Smith's Jazz Geoffrey Smith's Jazz: McCoy Tyner

One of the trail-blazers of contemporary piano, McCoy Tyner made his name with John Coltrane’s iconic quartet, then starred with his own groups, encompassing modality, world music and cutting-edge swing. 26 more words

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