05/09/10 Franckling's JazzNotes
Preview of Freihofer’s Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
05/04/10 Franckling's JazzNotes
Ken Franckling previews the upcoming Montreal International Jazz Festival
04/29/10 Franckling's JazzNotes
Ken Franckling on tribute show to Lena Horne organized by author James Gavin and featuring Rebecca Parris and Paula West.
04/28/10 Franckling's JazzNotes
Ken Franckling looks at recent albums from Jacky Terrasson, Vince Guaraldi and Sachal Jazz
Ken Franckling reviews the spring edition of the 2010 Cape May Jazz Festival in New Jersey
04/05/10 Franckling's JazzNotes
Ken Franckling blogs about Jazz Appreciation Month activities in New England and New York City
04/01/10 Franckling's JazzNotes
Ken Franckling on big band in residence in East Providence
03/24/10 Franckling's JazzNotes
Ken Franckling blogs about how jazz festival regulars at Newport and its longtime progeny, in upstate New York can start figuring out their challenging dance between multiple stages.
03/18/10 Franckling's JazzNotes
Ken Franckling blogs about upcoming residency for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in London
03/14/10 Franckling's JazzNotes
Ken Franckling blogs about Danilo Perez's 21st Century Dizzy project, touring North America
Once in a great while, a CD arrives out of the blue with no fanfare and proceeds to blow your mind at first listen. For me, Every Second in Between is one of those rarities. New York-born and raised singer-songwriter-guitarist Lili Añel, who now calls Philadelphia...
Classical-jazz fusions abound at this Massachusetts fest
At this year’s Tanglewood Jazz Festival in the bucolic Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, feelings of irony and concern were inescapable. Trumpeter-composer Terence Blanchard was the three-day event’s final act, presenting his Grammy-winning A Tale...
Newport has sailboats dotting its picturesque New England harbor, slicing through its waters with the graceful Newport Bridge framing the background. Sedona in northern Arizona has its own stake in being one of the most beautiful sites in the U.S. in which...
Dee Dee Bridgewater is full of surprises. I’m never sure whether I’m going to hear her jazz side, her Broadway diva side or a mix of the two. The 2000 Montreal International Jazz Festival debut of the singer’s take on the Kurt Weill Songbook was a project...
December 1999 Hearsay
Despite studying with Ornette Coleman for seven years in the 1980s and working in Coleman’s electric band, Prime Time, since 1990, keyboard player Dave Bryant has had a lot of to pursue his own projects. He has made just one recording with Coleman (Tone...