Patrick Jarenwattananon

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Bruce Lundvall, Jazz Record Executive, Has Died

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bruce Lundvall, the longtime President of Blue Note Records who supported many top jazz artists over the last four decades, died yesterday, May 19. The cause was complications of Parkinson's Disease, according to a Blue Note statement. He was 79.

Born in 1935, Lundvall began his career in the music ...

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Songs We Love: Anat Cohen, 'Putty Boy Strut'

Thursday, May 14, 2015

It begins with meandering clarinet and clipped, four-on-the-floor percussion. A little bit later comes a countermelody, and the image that comes to mind is something from early New Orleans, or perhaps a Mediterranean folk song. It's even called "Putty Boy Strut" — that could be an obscure Jelly Roll ...

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Vijay Iyer Trio: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 04, 2015

Vijay Iyer is probably best known as a pianist and bandleader in the African-American creative improvisational tradition — most say "jazz" for short — though he's also several other things in music. He's a composer of chamber, large-ensemble and mixed-media works; a Harvard professor; a student of Indian classical ...

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First Listen: Kamasi Washington, 'The Epic'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The word "epic" sits cheerily amid the most overused hyperbole of our age. Teenage bros proclaim their recent "pretty epic" mild successes; sports commentators call anything which ends dramatically an "epic game"; the Internet-literate are quick to point out an "epic FAIL." But what else do you call a three-CD, ...

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Ingrid Jensen And Steve Treseler Play Kenny Wheeler

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The late, distinctively melodic jazz composer Kenny Wheeler was also a great trumpet player, though, being famously self-effacing, often declined to toot his own horn about his talents. Many musicians sang his praises, though, and when he died in 2014, saxophonist Steve Treseler and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen were inspired to ...

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The Best Of Jazz Night In America, Season One (So Far)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

From huge auditoriums to tiny basements, living legends to rising stars, watch highlights of the webcast, featuring Wynton Marsalis, Pedrito Martinez, Robert Glasper, Johnny O'Neal and Lou Donaldson.

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Behind The SFJAZZ Collective's Original Approach To Joe Henderson

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The SFJAZZ Collective, an all-star octet representing the SFJAZZ institution in San Francisco, has an intriguing approach to repertoire. Each year, each member writes a new piece for the Collective, and also rearranges a composition by a modern jazz master. For the 2014-15 season, that master was tenor saxophone titan ...

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SFJAZZ Collective Plays Joe Henderson And More

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Every year, each of the eight members of the SFJAZZ Collective is tasked with two writing assignments. The first: Compose a new piece specifically for the band, which gathers some of the most outstanding performers on the modern jazz scene. The second: Rearrange a composition by the elder artist that ...

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How To Turn A One-Man Band Into A 10-Piece Orchestra

Thursday, March 05, 2015

When trumpeter and composer/arranger Steven Bernstein first met the virtuoso pianist Henry Butler, he says he was floored. "This is it," he recalls thinking. "This is like the music that I always imagined. Everything you ever loved about music, all being in one place, but now it's all coming from ...

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First Listen: Matthew E. White, 'Fresh Blood'

Sunday, March 01, 2015

It'd be inexact to describe Matthew E. White as a reluctant frontman, but up until the advent of Fresh Blood, his excellent second album, "rock star" wasn't exactly how he saw his future in music. His plan was more quixotic than becoming a successful singer-songwriter: He was starting ...

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Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso At Jazz At Lincoln Center

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The jazz clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen comes from Israel, studied and lives in the Northeastern U.S., and maintains a deep affinity for Brazilian music. Specifically, she's a specialist in the Afro-Western, improvisatory, instrumental music known as choro — an analogue of early jazz in the U.S. — where her ...

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Marcus Roberts And The Modern Jazz Generation At Jazz At Lincoln Center

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The pianist Marcus Roberts rose to prominence as a gifted performer — first with the Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center bands for years, then with his own trio and as a classical soloist. Along the way, he's become a mentor to many younger musicians, training many on the ...

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Jason Moran And The Bandwagon At The Kennedy Center

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pianist and composer Jason Moran is known for the scope and scale of his works: a dance party based on the music of early virtuoso Fats Waller, a multimedia presentation reconfiguring the 1959 Town Hall concert of Thelonious Monk, a suite inspired by the quilting tradition of Gee's Bend, Ala. ...

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Introducing The Reginald Cyntje Group: Who Are These Guys?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The artists featured on this week's Jazz Night In America Wednesday Night Webcast are, by a fair margin, the least-known performers we've had on the program. Their names don't travel far outside the underrated musicians' community of the mid-Atlantic — specifically, Washington, D.C. — but not for lack ...

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Reginald Cyntje Group At Bohemian Caverns

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Washington, D.C. area trombonist Reginald Cyntje speaks English with an accent — it's a patois from the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he grew up. He also plays jazz with a Caribbean accent, where hard bop vocabulary meets reggae and calypso rhythms. His group draws from a rich regional talent ...

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A David Murray Double Bill

Thursday, January 29, 2015

For decades, David Murray was known as one of New York's most monstrously talented and astoundingly prolific artists — a tenor saxophonist who played and wrote for just about every imaginable context. He's still these things, but he lives in Europe now. So this year's Winter Jazzfest — already jam-packed ...

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Our Point Of View At Le Poisson Rouge

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Blue Note Records celebrated its 75th anniversary last year, marking three-quarters of a century issuing music by the biggest names in jazz history. The company continues to aspire to that standard, with a contemporary roster ever on the lookout for today's movers and shakers. The supergroup Our Point ...

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Butler, Bernstein And The Hot 9 At Jazz Standard

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Henry Butler comes from a line of New Orleans piano geniuses, virtuosi who command any style under the syncopated sun. Steven Bernstein comes from a career of collaboration, blowing a slide trumpet all over downtown New York and writing arrangements for just about any medium and context. Both share a ...

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Winter Jazzfest 2015 In Photos

Monday, January 12, 2015

If you've ever gone to the NYC Winter Jazzfest — specifically, the marathon of overlapping sets in roughly adjacent venues that sometimes lasts more than eight hours per night — you know that you're bombarded with choices. Stay in one theater where it's warm, or graze for three songs and ...

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Remembering Marian McPartland: A Celebration

Thursday, January 08, 2015

As a pianist and bandleader, Marian McPartland was a decorated jazz artist, recording and performing for well over half a century. At the same time, she was one of the music's great champions, as host of NPR's Piano Jazz for 33 years.

On what would have been her 96th birthday, ...

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