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July/August 2014 Issue

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Feature Interview

Ernest
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Also in this issue...

Katerinas Club Closes Doors

Conceptual Jazz Modal Reharmonization

Piano Bar

View from the Inside

 

CD Reviews...

Mick Archer Trio - All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Blow

High/Red/Center - Jason Roebke Octet

Maxim Confit - Dane Maxim Richeson

Chicago Yestet - Just Say Yes

Mark Sonkensen and Victoria Moreira - Vicisitudes

Pat Mallinger - Elevate

 

 

May/June 2014 Issue

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Feature Interview

Corky
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Also in this issue...

10 Questions with Ari Hoenig

Conceptual Jazz The Importance of Permutations in Creating Ideas

The Zen of Bennett

Symphony Center Jazz Series Ends with a Bang

 

CD Reviews...

Billy Hart - One is the Other

Rhythm Rockets - She Swings Blue, Vol 2: After Hours

Chris Greene - Music Appreciation

Fareed Haque - Trance Hypothesis

Frank Russell - Circle Without End

Libby York - Memoir

Stu Mindeman - In Your Waking Eyes

 

March/April 2014 Issue

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Feature InterviewBela Fleck

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Also in this issue...

Zwee Dot- by Kelly Sill- Spain by Chick Corea

10 questions with Dan Bindert-WDCB 90.9

Nick Eipers, The Man Behind Chicago Sessions

Conceptual Jazz-The T-C Method

CD Reviews...

Bobby Lewis - Mellifluous Tones

Shawn Maxwell's Alliance

M13 - 1 Human, Too Human

Clark Sommers - Ba(SH)

Rooms Trio - Rooms

Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan - Sweet Home

Angel Spiccia - Angel... one day, all too soon

Grazyna Auguscik - Man Behind the Sun: Songs of Nick Drake

January/February 2014 Issue

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Feature Interview

Ira Sullivan

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Also in this issue...
Piano Bar by Mick Archer

Conceptual Jazz-more Coltrane! by Frank Caruso

Remembering Rob Amster by Jeremy Kahn

CD Reviews

Ian Torres Big Band - January

Don Stiernberg - Mandoboppin

Marquis Hill - The Poet

Ryan Cohan - The River

Gustavo Cortinas - Snapshot

The Rhythm Rockets - She Swings Blue

Howard Alden/Andy Brown Quartet - Heavy Artillery

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November/December 2013 Issue

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Feature Interview

Jeremy Kahn
Pianist & Bon Vivant

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Also in this issue...
Piano Bar with Wayne Richards

Becoming a Serious Musician by John Bany

Frank D'Rone Remembered

Kelly Sill's ZWEE DOT...Miles Davis Blue Xmas

CD Reviews
Paul Abella Trio plus One

Ira Sullivan and Jim Holman

Marc Pompe Trio

Frank Rosaly

And Much More...

September/October 2013 Issue

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Feature Interview

Jack DeJohnette

The Chicago
Years!

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Also in this Issue:

Zwee Dot with Kelly Sill-Keith Jarrett Trio

Conceptual Jazz-Coltrane Changes

Sami Scot-Living Live in the Moment

CD Reviews

Paul Tynan and Aaron Lington - Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Three

Abigail Riccards - Every Little Star

Paul Marinaro - Without A Song

Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic - We Salute The Troops: Home & Away

Susanne Abbuehl - The Gift

July/August 2013

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Feature Interview

Marlene Rosenberg

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Also in this Issue:
35th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Preview

Zwee Dot! with Kelly Sill-Wayne Shorter

CD Reviews
Jack DeJohnette - Special Edition

David Ness - Layers

Paul Kogut - Turn of Phrase

Bradley Williams - 3

Scott Earl Holman Quartet - Ode

May/June 2013

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Feature Interview

Bob Koester

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Also in this Issue:
2013 Chicago Blues Festival Schedule
10 Questions with Janice Borla and Jack Mouse

Paul Coscino Serving The Music, The Song And The Groove

CD Reviews
Chris Potter- Sirens

Doug MacDonald - Reorganized Quartet

Mahlis-Panos Project - Protoleia

Nicole Mitchell's -Ice Crystals

Lou Marini - Starmaker

Le Percolateur - Pop Manouche

The Kahil El'Zabar Quartet - What It Is!

 

March/April 2013

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Feature Interview

Jamey Aebersold

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Also in this Issue:

10 Questions with Scott Hall from Columbia College

Gwen Pippin And The Piano Bar

Zwee Dot! with Kelly Sill

CD Reviews

Nobuki Takamen - Three Wishes

Terry Bartolotta - Above the Clouds

Rebecca Sullivan and Mike Allemana - This Way, This Time

UIC Jazz Ensemble - Intuition

James Sanders with The Kevin O’Connell Trio - Blue Violin: A Legacy

Caroline Davis - Live, Work and Play

 

 

 


January/February 2013

Chicago Jazz Magazine

Feature Interview

John Moulder

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Also in this Issue:
10 Questions with CJO's Jeff Lindberg and Travis Rosenthal

Orbert Davis and The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic's 2013 Season


Kelly Sill Zwee Dots! Wes Montgomery

The What's Happening Around Town

CD Reviews
Fat Babies - Chicago Hot
Beka Gochiashvili - Beka Gochiashvili
Frank Russell - Circle Without End
Bonzo Terks - Quartet
Ernest Dawkins - Afro Straight
Rob Mazurek Pulsar Quartet - Stellar Pulsations
Marquis Hill - Sounds of the City

November/December 2012

Chicago Jazz Magazine

Feature Interview

Eddie & Geraldine de Haas

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Also in this Issue:
Pianist John Talmadge featured in Piano Bar this Month

Heavy Juice by Scott Hamilton

CD Reviews
Sam Fazio - I Wish You Love
Marc Paine - Walk East
Sao Paulo Underground - Tres Cabecas Loucuras
Jason Stein - The Story This Time
Human Spirit - Dialogue
Swing Hakim - Swing Hakim
Makaya McCraven - Split Decision
Chris Madsen - Pop Art
Josh Berman - There Now
Fred Lonberg-Holm - Gather

September/October 2012

Feature Interview

Roy Haynes

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Also in this Issue
10 Questions with Pat Mallinger

Chicago Piano Bar by Mick Archer

Conceptual Jazz by Frank Caruso

CD Reviews

Chris Greene Quartet - A Group Effort

Bobby Broom - Upper West Side Story

Bradley Williams and Gingi Lahera - Personality

Josie Falbo - Taylor Street

John Moulder - The Eleventh Hour: Live At The Green Mill

 


 

July/August 2012

Chicago Jazz Magazine

Inside This Issue
20 Questions
with
Chuck
Christiansen

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Also in this Issue
Vocal Jazz Panel Part II

Kelly Sill's Zwee Dot with Waltz For Debby

My Favorite Parameters with Frank Caruso

CD Reviews

Greg Spero - Acoustic

Aaron Koppel - Multiverse

Steve Kuhn - Wisteria

Jeff Parker - Bright Light in Winter

Jim Holman - Explosion!

Jim Sellers - Playin'

May/June 2012

Chicago Jazz Magazine May June 2012

Inside This Issue

The Vocal Jazz
Panel

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Also in this Issue
DIY Jazz Series Hosts Chicagos Avant-Garde

Zwee Dot!-Jazz Samba, Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, released on Verve


10 Questions with Dan Cray


CD Reviews
Dan Cray - Meridies

David Berkman - Self-Portrait

Mark Sonksen - Postales Del Sur

The Harris Group - Choices

Pessi & Wallumrød - If Grief Could Wait


March/April 2012

Green Mill Jazz Club

Inside This Issue

Dave Jemilo
Green Mill
Purveyor

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Also in this Issue
Ric Harris Overcomes Hurdles

Rosenberg’s Bassprint: Evolution of a CD

Zwee Dot-Bob Brookmeyer and Friends––1964

Conceptual Jazz -Honing the Craft of Jazz

CD Reviews
Jordan Baskin - High Card

Paul Hartsaw - Circuitses

Ernie Watts - Oasis

Chris Madsen - Chris Madsen Trio Plays Bix Beiderbecke

Donovan Mixon - Culmination

January/February 2012

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Inside This Issue

Jim Gailloreto

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Also in this Issue
What Good Music Students Know by Frank Portolese

Review of Three Ellas at Katerinas by Randy Freedman


CD Reviews

Frank D’Rone - Double Exposure


Sara Serpa - Mobile



Tito Carrillo - Opening Statement


Ira Sullivan and Stu Katz - A Family Affair: Live at Joe Segals Jazz Showcase


Riccards & Romano - Soft Rains


Ramsey Lewis and his Electronic Band - Ramsey Taking Another Look


November/December 2011

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Inside This Issue

Cassandra Wilson

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Also in this Issue
What's Happening Around Town with Mike Jeffers

Hrayr Attarian-D-Erania , Offerings of Love

Frank Caruso-Conceptual Jazz

Randy Freedman-Three Rare Chicago Jazz Recordings

John Bany-As Simple as Bach

Frank Portolese-The Five W's and H of Solo Transcribing

Kelly Sill- Zwee Dot (Try Silence)

September/October 2011

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Inside This Issue

Deep Blue Organ Trio

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Also in this Issue
Kelly Sill - Zwee Dot - Ornette Coleman "Ramblin"

Frank Portolese - Jazz Solo Transcription


Mike Frost - Bob Centano Was One of Kind

John Bany - The Serious Jam Session

Frank Caruso - Improvising on Chromatic Harmonies

Randy Freedman - Judy Robert's London House Revisited

Mike Jeffers - Bloom School of Jazz Celebrates 36 Years

Mike Jeffers - Around Town

CD Reviews
Shawn Maxwell - Urban Vigilante

Deep Blue Organ Trio - Wonderful!

Mark Moultrup - Relaxin' on the Edge

Larry Gray - Three Equals One

Craig Pilo - Unsupervised

July/August 2011
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Inside This Issue

Art Davis

"Eclectic Trumpeter"

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Also in this Issue
Jazz Jam Session at Serbian Village-Randy Freedman

Main Harmonic Movement Principles Used in Jazz - Frank Caruso

Take Five-Zwee Dot with Kelly Sill

CD Reviews
Lee Konitz - Live At Birdland

Colin Vallon - Rruga

Rob Mazurek - Starlicker

Jessica Lee - Persistence

Crosscurrents - Come Sunday

May/June 2011

Ken Nordine

Inside This Issue

Ken Nordine

"Word Jazz Impresario"

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Also in this Issue
Joe Segal: At 85, Still Showcasing Jazz - Mike Jeffers

New Orleans comes to Lincoln Square -Randy Freedman

Change Of Direction Is Change Of Complexion
- Frank Caruso

CD Reviews
Kurt Elling - The Gate

BMR4 - Fixing a Hole

Tim Seisser - T.S.5. Live!

Mosaik - Integral Decomposition

Richie Cole - Castle Bop

March/April 2011

Frank Catalano

Inside This Issue

 

"Mighty
Burner II"

 

Saxophonist Frank Catalano

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Also in this Issue
2011 Summer Jazz Camp Guide

Around Town with Mike Jeffers

And Along Came Spider Saloff - By Randy Freedman

Conceptual Jazz - By Frank Caruso

Zwee Dot with Kelly Sill

CD Reviews

Ari Hoenig - Punk Bop Live at Smalls

Ray Bailey - Ray Bailey and Friends

Jason Price - Collaborations

Union League Civic and Arts Foundation - Chicago Palette

Frank Portolese - Plectrum Jazz Guitar Solos

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January/February 2011

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Inside This Issue

 

"Playing a Supporting Role"

 

Pianist
Jodie Christian

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Playing a Supporting Role-Feature Interview with Jodie Christian

Conceptual Jazz-Listen to Your Sound by Frank Caruso

Paulinho Garcia and Grazyna Auguscik by Randy Freedman

CD Reviews
June Shellene - Wait Til Midnight Ends

Matt Nelson - Nostalgiamaniac

Rio Bamba - Our Surprise


November/December 2010

Larry Gray

Inside This Issue

Musical Connectivity

Larry Gray

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Also in this Issue

Zwee Dot! with Kelly Sill

No Limits-The Jesse Palter Quartet by Randy Freedman

Perfect Fourth Triads by Frank Caruso

CD Reviews

Alison Ruble - Ashland

Roscoe Mitchell Note Factory - Far Side

Chicago Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble - Blueprints

Charles Lloyd - Mirror

Ryan Cohan - Another Look

Matt Geraghty Project - Departures

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September/October 2010

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Inside This Issue

Grammy Winners

Kurt Elling & Laurence Hobgood

 

Also in this Issue

Danny Long in Chicago

Zwee Dot! with Kelly Sill

Conceptual Jazz -Scale Identification by Frank Caruso

Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2010

CD Reviews

Rich Corpolongo - Get Happy

Chris Graham Trio - After Birth of Cool

Karl E. H. Siegfried - A Portrait of Jack Johnson

Ted Hogarths Mulligan Mosaics Big Band - Live At The Jazz Showcase

Richie Pardo - I Get the Message Volume I

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July/August 2010

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Inside This Issue

Art Hoyle
Breaking New
Ground


 

Also in this Issue

Different forms of suspensions - Frank Caruso

Ten Rock CDs for Jazz Fans- Paul Abella

Is It Q2Nite Yet? - Randy Freedman

10 questions with Warren Chiasson

CD Reviews

Pharez Whitted - Transient Journey

Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden - Jasmine

Paul Wertico’s Mid East/Mid West Alliance - Impressions of a City

Bill McFarland and the Chicago Horns - Live Fire

 

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May/June 2010

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Inside This Issue

Remembering

Eddie Johnson

Eric Schneider
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Neil Tesser
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Photo by
James Walker Jr.
JazzChicago.net

Also in this Issue

“Zwee dot!” by Kelly Sill featuring a Night in Tunisia

Chicago Jazz Mandolin Means Stiernberg

Music by the Lake Announces New Season

Auditorium Theatre Announces Cabaret Season

CD Reviews

Jeannie Tanner - You Can Kiss Me Into Anything

Shawn Maxwells - Maxwells House

Sarah Marie Young - Expressive

Spare Parts - Trio

Marc Pompe - Hi-Fly

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March/April 2010

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Inside This Issue

Feature Interview
with

John Bany
Chicago Jam
Session King!

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Also in this Issue

Summer Jazz Camp Guide

Orbert Davis: The Power of Thinking Big

Union, S.P.A.C.E., And Megon McDonough

The Use of Rhythmic Space––Part 3 by Frank Caruso

CD Reviews:

Pat Mallinger with Dan Trudell - Dragon Fish

Bob Dogan - My Blues Roots

Mark Moultrup - Dar Cho

Darden Purcell - Easy Living

Chris Greene - Merge

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January/February 2010

Eric Schneider

Inside This Issue

Feature Interview
with

Eric Schneider
Telling it as it is

Also in this Issue

10 Questions with Tecora Rogers

The Chicago Jazz Cruise for a Cause

Zwee dot! with Kelly Sill: The Count meets the Duke

The Use of Rhythmic Space

and much more...

CD Reviews:

Rose Colella - The Small Hours

Howard Levy - Tonight and Tomorrow

John Wojciechowski - Lexicon

Petra Van Nuis and Andy Brown - Far Away Places

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November/December 2009

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Inside This Issue

Feature Interview
with

Dee Alexander

Also in this Issue

and much more...

CD Reviews:


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September/October 2009

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Inside This Issue

Feature Interview

Hugh Hefner

and

Dave Holland

Also in this Issue

Pompe Still on Fire

The Chicago Jazz Cruise for a Cause

Zwee dot! with Kelly Sill

Remembering Earma Thompson

and much more...

CD Reviews:

Bobby Broom Plays for Monk

Josh Moshier & Mike Lebrun - Joy Not Jaded

Matt Ulery - Themes and Scenes

Ben Neuman - Introductions

Jackie Allen - Starry Night

Zvonimir Tot - Eloquent Silence

The Hue - Beyond Words

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July/August 2009

henry johnson Inside This Issue

Feature Interview

Henry Johnson

Also in this Issue

Great Books On Jazz

Rich Corpolongo Passion for Jazz

Preview of Chicago Jazz Festival

Fred Rundquist 1918-2009

CD Reviews:

Denise Brigham - Hotel Lafayette

Shawn Maxwell - Originals II

Aaron Koppel Quartet - Falling Together, Falling Apart

Todd Bishop’s Pop Art Four - 69 Annee Erotique

Tony Do Rosario’s New Chicago Jazz Quartet - New Beginnings

and much more...

May/June 2009

larry novak Inside This Issue

Feature Interview

Larry Novak

Also in this Issue

The Politics of Jazz II

Cadillac Records-The Real Story

10 Questions with Dana Hall

Zwee Dot by Kelly Sill

Chromaticism in Harmony by Frank Caruso

CD Reviews:

Deanna Witkowski

Chet Baker with the Bradley Young Trio - Chet In Chicago

Red Holloway - Go Red Go!

and much more...

March/April 2009

rustyjones Inside This Issue

Feature Interview

Rusty Jones

Also in this Issue

Summer Jazz Camp Guide

Zwee Dot

Elkhart Jazz Festival

and much more...

January/February 2009

bobby lewis Inside This Issue

Feature Interview

Bobby Lewis

Also in this Issue

The Musical Artistry of Frank D'Rone

Bobby Broom's Jazz Voicings

Chip McNeill: Doing What It Takes

 

CD Reviews:

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic––Collective Creativity

Matt Ulery's Loom––Music Box Ballerina

Deane Myers––Solo/Duo

Mark Colby––Reflections

Larry Gray––1,2,3

Jeannie Tanner--Promise Me the Moon