A New Look

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We continue to improve All About Jazz, both in terms of breadth of content and website appearance. Please read on for the latest and greatest...

Newsletter Sections

1. Free Daily Downloads
2. A Word From Our Sponsors
3. A New Look for 2006
4. Gallery Tops 10000 Images
5. Interviews Galore
6. New Podcast Page
7. Most Read Articles & Reviews

Free Daily Downloads

AAJ has offered free no-strings-attached MP3s since November and our download numbers continue to rise. The Either/Orchestra's "Yezamed Yebada" has topped 5000 downloads while others like Jeff Baumeister's "The Realization of a Line" have been downloaded between 2000-4000 times.

If you're not familiar with AAJ's Download Center, please visit it today. We offer quality music spanning all genres of jazz each and every day. And be sure to view our Top 100 and Top 25 in the Last 30 Days lists to download what's hot right now.

If you are or represent a jazz musician or a record label and would like to feature your music at All About Jazz, click here for more information about our download program.

A Word From Our Sponsors...

AAJ is proud to showcase these exciting new releases at our Showcase Center.

Gerri DiMaggio's Comes Love, Monty Alexander's Concrete Jungle, Marta Gomez's Entre Cada Palabra, Ron Horton's Everything In a Dream, Fred Hess Band's How 'Bout Now, Wajdi Cherif's Jasmine, Pamela Rose's Just For a Thrill, Matthias Lupri Group's Metalix, Sathima Bea Benjamin's Musical Echoes, ORkAaN ORkEstRA's No Trespassing, Kim Nalley's She Put a Spell On Me, Wolfgang Schalk's Space Messengers, Kayle Brecher's Spy Music, Maci Miller's Take A Closer Look, Andrea Wolper's The Small Hours, Cassandra Wilson's thunderbird, Phil Woods's Unheard Herd, and Jeff Baumeister's Useful Music.

We invite you to show your support for AAJ by clicking through to these artists' websites and listening to music from their latest releases.

Are you or do you represent a jazz musician or record label? Click here for more information about promoting your new CD at AAJ.

A New Look for 2006

We spent a good part of the last few weeks fine-tuning our appearance with the goal of a fresh, improved new look. If you've been to the site lately, you've probably seen the new layout, including a more compact menu bar and several changes to the way items appear on the page.

We like to reinvent ourselves from time to time, which helps keep all the parts in proportion and ensures that readers can find what they're looking for with minimum effort. Enjoy our new look!

Art Gallery Tops 10,000 Images!

The All About Jazz Visual Arts Center now showcases 156 exhibits and 10,478 jazz photos, paintings, and illustrations. Among upcoming daily updates, look for new contributions from Aigars Lapsa, Anna Armellino, Dimitar Traychev, Jose Manuel Horna, Juan-Carlos Hernandez, Phocus Agency, Tom Kiebzak and Tony Rodgers.

We currently feature the work of noted photographers Ben Johnson, Guy Fonck, Ron Hudson, Sue Storey and painter Thomas Anderson on the AAJ home page.

David "Fathead" Newman by Ben Johnson

Interviews Galore

We have been publishing more interviews than ever, thanks in large part to the efforts of four contributors: Paul Olson, R.J. DeLuke, Clifford Allen and John Kelman.

AAJ chatted with the following jazzers since our last newsletter: Chicago Underground Duo, George Wein, Yosvany Terry, Marc Ribot, Franz Koglmann, Clogs, Kahil El'Zabar, Simone, Ike Levin, Ken Vandermark, Dave Weckl, Dizzy Reece, Terje Rypdal, Lou Donaldson, Gerald Wilson, Jamie Saft, Andrew Hill, Mulgrew Miller, Annie Ross, Jenny Scheinman, Marty Morell, Bill Ward, Scott Amendola, Susmit Sen and Ben Monder.

New Podcast Page

We've created a new Podcast directory and now feature the latest video podcasts from web warrior Bret Primack. You can access Bret's latest creation from the home page, the Podcast Center, or from the Podcast directory listing page.

New Most Read Articles & CD Reviews

Our most read new articles this month...

  1. Ken Vandermark: Raw and Refined
  2. Dizzy Reece: From In to Out
  3. Terje Rypdal: In A Miles Mood
  4. Paul Motian: A Selection from ECM
  5. Simone: Honoring the Legacy of Nina Simone
  6. Marc Ribot: That's the Way I View It From New York
  7. Clogs: Opening Up the Possibilities
  8. Donald Fagen Band at the Chicago Theatre
  9. Franz Koglmann: Viewing Jazz through Other Arts
  10. Beacon Preview 2006: The Allman Brothers Band—Crossroads Come and Go

And the most read CD reviews...

  1. Donald Fagen - Morph the Cat | 2
  2. The Little Willies - The Little Willies
  3. Thelonious Monk - Monk Meets the Beatles
  4. William Parker - Long Hidden: The Olmec Series
  5. Chris Potter - Underground | 2
  6. Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio - Bright Side
  7. Jaco Pastorius Big Band - The Word is Out
  8. Lee Morgan - Music for Lovers
  9. Phil Woods - Phil Woods: Unheard Herd
  10. Richard Leo Johnson - The Legend of Vernon McAlister

View the Top 50 most read CD reviews, articles, and news in the last 30 days


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