Patrick Jarenwattananon

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Rail, Radio And Booze: A Look At Montreal Jazz History

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Jazz fans may know the Canadian city of Montreal for the Montreal International Jazz Festival, one of the world's largest. Or maybe they heard that Oscar Peterson, the virtuoso pianist, grew up there. But there's a fascinating history behind the city's jazz community which predates either of those ...

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After 18 Years Of Marriage And Two Children, A Couple Releases Their Debut Albums

Friday, February 14, 2014

The basic story behind drummer Rudy Royston's first album sounds like that of many sidemen in jazz. He moved to the New York area. His talent got him into bands led by higher-profile artists like Bill Frisell, JD Allen, Ben Allison and Dave Douglas. And when it came time to ...

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Because It's Never Too Soon To Survey The Year In Jazz, 5 Songs For 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

From the outside looking in, it may seem as if jazz recordings have slowed to a flurry. But it's really more like a blizzard, with dozens already coming down in the new year — including new efforts from big names like Pat Metheny, Danilo Pérez and Brad Mehldau. Before we're ...

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'When The Bus For The Record Label Comes By': Behind Hot Tone Music

Sunday, February 09, 2014

This past week, the bassist and vocalist Mimi Jones released three albums at once. They weren't all her music, but they were her work: As the founder and producer of the record label Hot Tone Music, she brought all three albums to fruition.

Jones has been on the New York ...

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Dave Brubeck Was The Macklemore Of 1954

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dave Brubeck was embarrassed. It was 1954, and he was pictured on the cover of Time magazine — only the second jazz musician ever to receive that particular mainstream media recognition. The chagrin came, he said, because he felt that his friend Duke Ellington — who was also ...

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Guillermo Klein: Live At Berklee

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Composer and bandleader Guillermo Klein is known largely for Los Guachos, a large ensemble which draws from Argentine folk forms, the New York jazz talent pool and a postmodern mash-up imagination. His is beguiling music, filled with human voices and off-kilter meter and cutting melody. It's a form he ...

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Robert Glasper Experiment: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, January 20, 2014

The third song in this Tiny Desk Concert, explains the jocose pianist Robert Glasper, first appeared on one of his trio's albums of acoustic, instrumental jazz. It was called "F.T.B." then, though it later acquired words and a singer and was retitled "Gonna Be Alright" on the record which ...

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Winter Jazzfest 2014: Tips Of The Iceberg

Monday, January 13, 2014

The logo for the 2014 Winter Jazzfest, marking the festival's 10th anniversary, is a giant iceberg floating into New York harbor. Like the iceberg, this year's edition was both big — 90-plus groups over five nights, representing just a small portion of a larger scene — and cold and wet, ...

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The 2014 NEA Jazz Masters Concert

Sunday, January 12, 2014

In a concert and ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, the National Endowment for the Arts recognizes its 2014 class of Jazz Masters on Monday, Jan. 13 starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The honor is the highest federally supported award for jazz artistry; those recognized receive ...

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Wynton Marsalis Septet: Live In New York

Monday, January 06, 2014

Much as families reunite around the holidays, Jazz at Lincoln Center's artistic director Wynton Marsalis convened his own family reunion of sorts at the end of the year. His septet(s), his working configuration of the 1990s and easily among his best bands, gathered anew for a six-night run to cap ...

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Donald Harrison Quintet: Live At Berklee

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Since attending Berklee College of Music, alto saxophonist Donald Harrison has been a Jazz Messenger, a leading Young Lion, a New Orleans torchbearer, and a famed mentor for new talent. As a bandleader, he merges all that and more. Accompanied by a young rhythm section and fellow New Orleanian Detroit ...

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Cecile McLorin Salvant: Live In Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Among the breakout performers of 2013 was the young singer Cecile McLorin Salvant. Her unfussy, yet flexible delivery and penchant for material of an older vintage cut a distinct profile — especially for someone who turned 24 last year. It's no surprise that her recent album WomanChild was received with ...

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Paquito D'Rivera: Live In Chicago

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

The reedman Paquito D'Rivera has made a career out of crossing genres. Born in Cuba, his larder is never out of Afro-Caribbean and Latin American sounds; he's made a name for himself as a jazz virtuoso and classical performer. Chicago's Latino Music Festival took advantage this year. Artistic director Elbio ...

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Bobby McFerrin's 'Spirityouall': Live At Monterey

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Robert McFerrin, Sr., a baritone, was the first African American man to sing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and an important interpreter of spirituals. He's clearly passed along some of his talent to his son, the world-renowned vocal gymnast Bobby McFerrin. And McFerrin the younger has recently taken ...

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Convergence With Larry Goldings: Live In Denver

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Every month, the members of the Colorado-born sextet Convergence gather from near and far at the Denver club Dazzle, often with a special guest. The band certainly has plenty of material to draw from — Convergence first converged in 1991. For Toast of the Nation 2013-14, it welcomed Hammond B-3 ...

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Toward the end of every year, NPR Music invites some of the world's best jazz keyboard players to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. We ask them to take on some of their favorite Christmas tunes, solo, and the recording becomes the public radio special A Jazz ...

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Patrick Cornelius: Live At Berklee

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Many jazz musicians write music here and there, but it's still a leap for someone to go from "writing tunes" to taking pride in the art of composition. The alto saxophonist Patrick Cornelius, based in New York for a decade now, is headed that way. After releasing his fourth album, ...

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Brian Blade Fellowship: Live At The Village Vanguard

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Brian Blade Fellowship concert feels a bit like a family reunion. Its core — drummer Blade, pianist Jon Cowherd and bassist Chris Thomas — has played together for more than 20 years, and its horn players have stayed loyal to the operation, too. Its repertoire feels rooted in ...

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Frank Wess, Basie Woodwind Specialist, Dies

Friday, November 01, 2013

The saxophonist and flutist Frank Wess, whose time in the woodwind section of the Count Basie Orchestra propelled a long career, died Wednesday afternoon at age 91. The cause was kidney failure, according to Sara Tsutsumi, his longtime partner.

Born in 1922, Wess spent his teenage ...

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Dave King Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Perhaps you know Dave King as the drummer in The Bad Plus, or any number of avant-improv/indie-rock/Americana/electronic experimental bands rooted in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. But somewhere in that mix is a deep fondness for the jazz tradition, and recently, he made it a point to say so ...

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