Pure Jazz Magazine is a semi annual magazine featuring in depth Jazz stories, interviews plus other information you may find interesting. Based in Brooklyn, USA for the world.
Music that captures you mind... (your listening pleasure) Music that captures your body... (your dancing pleasure) Music that will affect your soul! Caribbean Jazz 2015 at its best. Download your copy today from ITunes, EMuisc, AmazonMP3, Rhapsody, CDBaby, or your favorite download or streaming service... I confess that my attention to Horace Silver and the ground breaking music he and his bands created for us hasn’t been as rapt as they might deserve. There’s a lot of music out there and no one hears everything. Filling my head with Silver’s music in preparation to write this article introduced me to a masterpiece by the title of IN PURSUIT OF THE 27TH MAN. It is a later day example of how Silver retained his hard charging aesthetic while remaining relevant to questing contemporary rhythms. This jam flies and Silver pushes it like gasoline on a fire. There is an Eddie Gladden drum solo on the tune that is a marvel by itself. The whole tune is to be appreciated but is an example of music developed from a difficult time signature and the Japanese tonic scale as a showcase for the group’s drummer. On the subject of drums, Horace Silver kept an affinity with the drums as the ‘other’ percussion instrument in his ensembles. Silver consistently interlaced his fingering with the stick patterns of his drummers to form conversations. Listening to the piano/drum interchange is one more refinement inside his music. Silver had this feature with each of his drummers, wherein they dialogued inside the music underneath the melody. Horace Silver will always be as timeless as Jazz itself. The brilliance of his legacy is re-created in the many classics that bear his name; but for me, his most important gift was to be the musical face of the world I discovered coming through my musical crossroad. Horace Silver introduced me to Jazz and am I forever grateful. PRODUCTIONS Page 34 - Pure Jazz Magazine www.drmambo.com Ed Dessisso is a Free Lance writer and is the author of Vinyl Man, which is a regular column in this publication
This edition of “Space Is The Place” takes a look at two of the world renowned bass performers who are at the top of their game. Make sure to surf the links to the destinations where they can be seen performing on the web. Where the Music & the Universe Meet By Dr Mambo Esperanza Emily Spalding (born October 18, 1984) is an American Jazz bassist, cellist and singer, who draw upon many genres in her own compositions. Spalding was raised in Portland, Oregon and was a musical prodigy, playing violin in the Chamber Music Society of Oregon at age five. She was later both self-taught and trained on a number of instruments, including guitar and bass. Her proficiency earned her scholarships to Portland State University and the Berklee College of Music. What make this album so compelling is how many different formats the music is available in. Additionally Ms. Spaulding is marketing her materials as an independent performer reaching out through social media as well as an excellent website. Finding her music is very easy. Ms. Spaulding has won four Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards, making her the first Jazz artist to win the award. As Space is the Place is now on line we can upgrade our artists with direct links on the web to more information about the artists we bring to your attention here. Various viewpoints describing her music makes for interesting reading. www.esperanzaspalding.com/#emily www.npr.org/artists/90478159/esperanza-spalding www.facebook.com/EsperanzaSpalding Ms. Spaulding new recording, Emily’s D+Evolution is more than a recording project; it’s an awakening of her inner child. It’s an audio portrait stretching Spalding beyond music and into storytelling through acting, staging, and movement.”--Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. Follow the links below to peruse Esperanza Spaulding’s musical career. Christian Lee McBride (born May 31, 1972) is an American Jazz bassist. He is considered a virtuoso, and is one of the most recorded musicians of his generation; he has appeared on more than 300 recordings as a sideman. He is also a five-time Grammy award winner. PJM staff members noticed Mr. McBride performing at the White House, on NPR, at Lincoln Center and on tour with almost everybody. In the staff meeting it all came together to include Christian in this section. We’ve had a contact resulting in a conversation on World of Jazz Radio. The ground he is moving with his music put Christian McBride leading the charge for a new generation of performers the Jazz community needs to know about. Follow the links to learn more about this talented musician. www.christianmcbride.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZaAdtJH6JY https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/music/2016/05/12/busyperformer-christian-mcbride-about-become-ubiquitous/ha17LcuqMKV3P4wJDqPKpN/story.html Pure Jazz Magazine - Page 35