Every year thousands gather at Piedmont Park in Atlanta during Memorial Day weekend with a shared love for jazz music. The Atlanta Jazz Festival is as one of the country’s largest free jazz festivals that showcases and celebrates jazz legends and up-and-coming jazz greats in venues throughout metropolitan Atlanta during the entire month of May leading [...]
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Marcus Miller<br />
Record Review by A. Scott Galloway<br />
Since the release of his third solo album <em>The Sun Don’t Lie</em> in 1993, Marcus Miller has etched out a slammin’ formula for record making: outstanding showcases for bass taking its rightful place next to sax, trumpet and guitar as a foreground instrument, instrumental compositions that send one’s imagination on a journey, stellar guest vocal turns, and passionate arrangements of others’ hits done with bold singularity and respect.<br />
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Music Editor<br />
The Urban Music Scene<br />
It was a beautiful sunny afternoon – crystal clear following a night of heavy winds – as host <strong>Bill Cosby</strong> and producer <strong>Darlene Chan</strong> announced this year’s exciting lineup of The 34th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival. The festival returns to Father’s Day weekend – Saturday June 16 (3pm-11pm) and Sunday June 17 (3pm-10:30pm) at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. As always, the cultural and musical diversity of the collective likens it more as The Playboy World Music Extravaganza.<br />
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For this writer, the group I am most anticipating is <strong>Spectrum Road</strong> – a jazz-rock power quartet assembled to pay homage to the late, great drummer <strong>Tony Williams</strong> and his pioneering band <strong>The Tony Williams Lifetime</strong>. To continue, please click "MORE"!