All posts tagged “Jazz

Miles Okazaki - Thisness
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Miles Okazaki – Thisness

Thisness is an album by composer, producer, and guitarist Miles Okazaki. The musician gathered for this album is the usual Trickster band with pianist Matt Mitchell, bassist Anthony Tidd, and drummer Sean Rickman. Thisness was recorded on March 19 and 20, 2021, at Oktaven Studios, Mount Vernon, NY, and was released on April 25, 2022, by Pi Recordings.

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Best Jazz Playlists On Spotify
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Best Jazz Playlists On Spotify

For many people, music is an essential part of their daily lives. It can provide a much-needed source of entertainment, relaxation, and inspiration. With the advent of streaming services like Spotify, it’s easier than ever to access the music you love, and for fans of jazz, Spotify is a veritable goldmine. The platform offers a wide range of jazz artists, both old and new, thereby making it easy to create the perfect jazz playlist for any mood or occasion.

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The Seed
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Thomas Mitrousis Quartet – The Seed

The Seed is guitarist Thomas Mitrousis’ debut album, featuring Kostas Yaxoglou on the piano, Paraskevas Kitsos on the double bass, and Dimitris Klonis on the drums. The Seed was recorded in May 2021 at Antart Studios, in Greece, by Nikos Kollias and Yannis Damianos, and it was self-released on March 21, 2022.

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International Jazz Day
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International Jazz Day

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization declared International Jazz Day in 2011 “to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people from all corners of the globe.” Every year, it is commemorated on April 30th, and people can celebrate any way they want.

In 2022, International Jazz Day will be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa.

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How can I Identify jazz music
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How Can I Identify Jazz Music?

Jazz music has been influenced by nearly every musical genre, from blues to rock and classical. This results in a diverse range of jazz genres (i.e., subgenres).

Nearly all forms of jazz (e.g., swing, big band, bebop, and cool jazz), are united by a few central elements that can help you identify them as jazz:

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What is Jazz
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What Exactly is Jazz?

Jazz music is a broad musical style distinguished by complex harmony, syncopated rhythms, and a strong emphasis on improvisation. It is a musical style that originated in the early 20th century—primarily among African-Americans—and is characterized by improvisation and rhythmic invention at its core.

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Alexander Hawkins Mirror Canon - Break a Vase
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Alexander Hawkins Mirror Canon – Break a Vase

Break a Vase is an album by Alexander Hawkins‘ new sextet Mirror Canon (with Richard Olátúndé Baker, Neil Charles, Stephen Davis, Otto Fischer, and Shabaka Hutchings). It was recorded by Will Biggs on July 27 and 28, 2021, at Challow Park Studios, in Oxfordshire, in the United Kingdom, and it was released on January 21, 2021, on Intakt Records.

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Cassius Lambert - Vendi
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Cassius Lambert – Vendi

Vendi is Cassius Lambert‘s third full-length release after Quote (2015) and Symetry (2018). Vendi is a solo album, where everything is composed and performed with an electric bass, without any additional loops or overdubs. The album was recorded in 2020 and was released on December 3, 2021.

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