Patrick Jarenwattananon

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Bebo Valdés, Giant Of Cuban Music, Is Dead

Friday, March 22, 2013

One of the giants of Cuban music, pianist and composer/arranger Bebo Valdés, died Friday in Sweden due to complications from pneumonia, according to his wife and manager. He was 94.

Ramón Emilio "Bebo" Valdés Amaro was born in 1918 in a village outside Havana. Trained at conservatory, and having absorbed ...


Tiny Resistors: Live From 92Y Tribeca

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bassist Todd Sickafoose is heard often in two cities — his native San Francisco Bay Area and his adopted New York City. Ani DiFranco fans know his sound, too, as he worked with the singer-songwriter for the better part of a decade. In 2008, he released Tiny Resistors, ...


Rosetta Trio: Live From 92Y Tribeca

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Stephan Crump's low-end theory will be familiar to fans of the world-renowned Vijay Iyer Trio, where Crump has discharged bass responsibilities for many years. Apart from his globetrotting and other sideman duties, he's also a composer, both for film and for his own bands. Of late, his best-known ...


Walter Smith III: Live At Berklee

Friday, March 08, 2013

If you've put an ear to some of the most talked-about jazz bands of the last few years, you've likely heard saxophonist Walter Smith III. He's kept the tenor chair in the Ambrose Akinmusire quintet, the Terence Blanchard quintet and Eric Harland's Voyager band, ...


Time Is On Their Side: Ageless Jazz Drumming

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I've been listening to two very good new albums led by drummers. After learning that both men are in their early 70s, I can't help but wonder how I process that fact in what I hear.

"Killer" Ray Appleton (b. 1941) and Barry Altschul (b. 1943) practice different styles. But ...


Mary Halvorson Quintet: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, February 25, 2013

Today, when you see a saxophonist and a trumpeter in front of a jazz group, it's par for the course. It's a particular combination that's defined many landmark recordings: Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry, John Coltrane and Miles Davis. Done ...


For Jazz Musicians Looking For Mentors, Things Ain't What They Used To Be

Monday, July 23, 2012

A New York Times article explains how apprentice musicians still find masters — just in new ways.


Bluegrass Legend Earl Scruggs Has Died

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Banjo player Earl Scruggs, who helped define the sound of bluegrass, died Wednesday morning. Scruggs, who began playing the banjo when he was four years old, just after his father died, and would go on to become a member of some of the most influential groups in bluegrass. ...