Monthly Archives: March 2011

New Jersey Jazz This Week: March 29

Jazz Notes: Vinnie Cutro CD Release Party By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Star-Ledger Advertisements

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New Jersey Jazz This Week: March 22

photo by Geoff Countryman Jazz Happenings for the Week of March 22 By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Star-Ledger This week: Dave Douglas brings his jazz-brass-quartet project Brass Ecstasy to the Village Vanguard, Rufus Reid plays Whole Foods, Shamie Royston … Continue reading

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Ben Ratliff 1, Smithsonian Jazz Anthology 0

I just read Ben Ratliff’s excellent critique of “Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology” at the New York Times. I have disagreed vehemently with Mr. Ratliff on these electronic pages before, but this time he really hit the nail on the head. … Continue reading

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Portland Jazz Festival Recap

At the Portland Jazz Festival, Delicate Issues and Joyful Audiences By Alex W. Rodriguez for A Blog Supreme/NPR Jazz

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Book Review: Innerviews by Anil Prasad

I forgot to link to this when it ran last month: a review of Anil Prasad’s 2010 book, Innerviews, for the JJA News website. Read the whole thing here — but most important, be sure to check out the Innerviews … Continue reading

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John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble @ Jazz Standard

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble: Big Band Is Both Masterful and Innovative By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Star-Ledger

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Jersey Jazz This Week: March 1-7

Jazz Notes: Diane Moser, Paul Motian, Cedar Walton, Savion Glover By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Star-Ledger This time, the title really does say it all.

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