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The Philadelphia Experiment: Back Together At Least One More Time

The Philadelphia Experiment: Back Together At Least One More Time

September 20, 2014, Comments Off

Bassist Christian McBride, most known for his straightahead acoustic jazz, and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, drummer for The Roots, attended the same Philadelphia performing arts high school. (Organist Joey DeFrancesco and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel were also in the rhythm section. Damn!) There, they plotted to render all their symphonic band performances funky against the wishes »

2014 Monterey Jazz Festival Line-Up Announced

2014 Monterey Jazz Festival Line-Up Announced

April 1, 2014, No Comments

The Monterey Jazz Festival organizers have delivered a real one-two punch to music lovers in the area: on the heels of the exhilarating Next Generation Festival this past weekend (28-30 March), showcasing the best young jazz musicians from across the country, the MJF this week announced the lineup for the September MJF, and it’s »

INTERVIEW: Linda Oh

INTERVIEW: Linda Oh

September 24, 2013, No Comments

  With a second release just out as a leader, the demand for Linda Oh’s basswork as a sideperson is also on the rise. At the Monterey Jazz Festival, she played with Dave Douglas’ quintet in the nightclub, and also laid down the bottom for the special collaborative Sound Prints quintet project headed up »

INTERVIEW: Dave Douglas

INTERVIEW: Dave Douglas

September 24, 2013, No Comments

  Dave Douglas had the rare distinction for more than one year of receiving top honors in Downbeat’s annual critics awards in the categories of best trumpet player and trumpet TDWR [talent deserving wider recognition]. Though we would be well served to make his more of a household name in the U.S., since 1993 »

Wayne Shorter at 80

Wayne Shorter at 80

September 22, 2013, No Comments

Wayne Shorter turned 80 years old on August 25 – recently enough for the Monterey Jazz Festival to dedicate this Sunday evening performance on the Jimmy Lyons Main Stage to the saxophonist’s birthday celebration. Shorter is the Commission Artist of this year’s festival: Earlier in the weekend, trumpeter Dave Douglas and saxophonist Joe Lovano »

INTERVIEW: Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas Quintet Score Big with Wayne Shorter Composition

INTERVIEW: Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas Quintet Score Big with Wayne Shorter Composition

September 21, 2013, No Comments

Wayne Shorter composed a suite called “Sound Prints” for this fifty-sixth Monterey Jazz Festival. Rather than performing it himself, Shorter asked saxophonist Joe Lovano (the MJF Artist-in-Residence) and trumpeter Dave Douglas (the MJF Showcase Artist) to play the music. And they did. It sounded great, but it wasn’t easy. Just what it means to »

Saturday Night @ MJF

Saturday Night @ MJF

September 21, 2013, No Comments

Saturday night at 8 pm, you will wish you could be in several places at once. Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano playing new music by Wayne Shorter; Ravi Coltrane at Dizzy’s Den; pianist Craig Taborn finishing up his set at the Night Club. And it doesn’t get any easier to choose as the night »

Uri Caine in the Coffee House

Uri Caine in the Coffee House

September 20, 2013, No Comments

Pianist Uri Caine is a sort of Renaissance man. The Philadelphia native is a long-time member of trumpeter Dave Douglas‘s group; he has mounted grandiose album projects based on music by Mahler and Verdi; he has played with ?uestlove and the Roots. He also did three sets Friday night in an uncharacteristically spare trio »

Friday night @ MJF

Friday night @ MJF

September 20, 2013, No Comments

It’s the customary embarrassment of riches for the MJF festival-goer this evening – and there are almost as many options for those tuned into KUSP 88.9 FM or kusp.org. A big band that swings and can stop on a dime; Cuban nonagenarians on the Main Stage and a Cuban thirty-something piano marvel on the »

Setting Up Shop

Setting Up Shop

September 20, 2013, No Comments

Though the throngs of festival-goers have yet to arrive, KUSP’s MJF presence is now operational under the eaves outside the mighty Monterey County Fairgrounds Arena, inside which Festival staff has erected the Jimmy Lyons Main Stage. Two fully-loaded media trucks – including the mythic “Sturgeon,” about which more later – are revving up their »

2013 Live Broadcast Schedule

2013 Live Broadcast Schedule

September 10, 2013, No Comments

Pictured above: Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, featuring Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa. Photo: Alejandro Perez Radio broadcast only  (no webstream) Schedule subject to change. Friday Night, Sept. 20 8:00 p.m. Gregory Porter 9:20 p.m. Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra 10:50 p.m. Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, featuring Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa Saturday Afternoon, Sept. 21 1:00 p.m. »

2013 Monterey Jazz Festival Line-Up Revealed

2013 Monterey Jazz Festival Line-Up Revealed

April 1, 2013, No Comments

Lineup Announced for the 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 20-22, 2013 Headliners Include Diana Krall, Wayne Shorter, Bobby McFerrin, Bob James & David Sanborn, George Benson, Dave Holland’s PRISM, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas: Sound Prints; Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Gregory Porter, and sooo. many more. More:  Monterey Jazz »