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Dan Adler

Born and raised in Israel, Dan Adler studied jazz guitar, music and composition privately while learning the craft of Jazz by playing with some of … Read More “Dan Adler”

Dan Adler: All Things Familiar

Guitarist Adler assembled four other musicians, brothers Grant and Philip Stewart on tenor sax and drums, Richard Samuels on piano and Dmitri Kolesnik on bass, and a ten song, very attractively packaged CD results. The title is appropriate; the forms and many of the specific tunes will be familiar to the hard core jazz audience. … Read More “Dan Adler: All Things Familiar”

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Dan Weiss Trio Plus 1: Utica Box (Sunnyside)

The unusual instrumentation of the new album from drummer Dan Weiss brings to mind Smokestack, Andrew Hill’s 1966 Blue Note classic, as both recordings employ a drums/piano/two-basses lineup, but Weiss didn’t intend the comparison. For him, this was simply an outgrowth of the trio with bassist Thomas Morgan and pianist Jacob Sacks that he showcased on … Read More “Dan Weiss Trio Plus 1: Utica Box (Sunnyside)”

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Sheila Jordan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Veronica Swift: Three Generations of Vocal Jazz

One of the many highlights of the 40th Detroit Jazz Festival was a freewheeling conversation in the Talk Tent between three charismatic female vocalists. The eldest, 91-year-old Sheila Jordan (still a mere 90 at the time of this interview), is a Detroit native who burst onto the New York scene in the ’50s, struggled through … Read More “Sheila Jordan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Veronica Swift: Three Generations of Vocal Jazz”

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Gearhead: Danny Gottlieb’s Hot Sticks

When your résumé includes recording and touring with the likes of the Pat Metheny Group, John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra, the Manhattan Transfer, and many others, it’s a given that you’ll be equipped to nail the sound for each setting. But over a career spanning five decades, percussionist and author Danny Gottlieb can cite thousands of … Read More “Gearhead: Danny Gottlieb’s Hot Sticks”

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Jazz Historian Dan Morgenstern Honored on 90th Birthday with Creation of Rutgers Fellowships

The Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) at Rutgers University in Newark, N.J., has appointed internationally acclaimed historian, writer, and educator Dan Morgenstern as its executive director emeritus and has named a yearlong fellowship in his honor to celebrate his 90th birthday and significant contributions to jazz scholarship. The tribute will continue in the spring with a … Read More “Jazz Historian Dan Morgenstern Honored on 90th Birthday with Creation of Rutgers Fellowships”

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JT Track Premiere: “Please Don’t Leave” by the Dan Weiss Trio Plus 1

JazzTimes is honored to present the premiere of “Please Don’t Leave” by the Dan Weiss Trio Plus 1. The track appears on the upcoming album Utica Box, to be released November 8 on Sunnyside Records. Composed by Weiss, “Please Don’t Leave” features the leader on drums, along with pianist Jacob Sacks and bassist Thomas Morgan. … Read More “JT Track Premiere: “Please Don’t Leave” by the Dan Weiss Trio Plus 1″

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