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January 23, 2019
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Anthony Braxton retired from academia in 2013, but at 73, he is far from idle. That much is clear when I recently walked into his apartment in Connecticut, ...
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Urbie Green, one of jazz’s smoothest and most polished trombonists who recorded more often than virtually any other post-war player, including Frank Rosolino, J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, ...
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Gil Noble died in 2012, but from 1968 to 1986, he was seen often in New York on TV as an anchor on WABC’s Eyewitness Newsand as host of Like ...
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Back in the 1940s and ’50s, Oscar Pettiford was one of the finest jazz bassists and cellists in New York. In the mid-1950s, he formed a big band ...
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In 1952, Norman Granz signed singer Anita O’Day to his Clef label. Clef became Norgran in 1954 and then Verve in 1955. Throughout the 1950s, O’Day recorded more ...
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The swingin’est arranger around today is Sammy Nestico. In fact, Sammy probably has held that title since the late 1960s, when he first arranged Count Basie’s album Straight Ahead. ...
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Guitarist Mundell Lowe was a wonderful arranger with impeccable taste and intimate elegance. This was true of his big-band writing and his charts for small groups. Recently I ...
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The “Perfect Album” album I’ve selected remains one of my absolute favorite big-band recordings—Something Else by Johnny Richards. It’s so far off the grid that no Wiki page exists, ...
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The recording along with two other RCA gems by Davis in the late 1960s were produced by Brad McCuen. Then I provided some bio information about McCuen and ...
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The three albums that tenor saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis recorded for RCA in the late-1960s. They maximized his badness perfectly, surrounding him with enormously talented sidemen, and the ...
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Sal Salvador is best known as Stan Kenton’s guitarist from 1953 to 1955, at which point he left the band to work as a freelance small-group leader and ...
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The Modern Jazz Quartet wasn’t big on obvious excitement. They tended to be subtle and hushed, more introspective than explosive. But the more carefully you listen, the more ...
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In 1969, pianist Gene Russell and percussionist Dick Schory founded a revolutionary record label in Oakland, Calif., that personified a new sophisticated approach to jazz that embraced the ...
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In the early 1950s, just as the 10-inch album and 45 was becoming standard formats, Capitol decided to showcase artists who played in Stan Kenton’s bands or artists ...
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31.12. – Happy Birthday !!! Jimmy Haslip was born on 1951 in the Bronx, New York. He grew up in Huntington, Long Island. In 1963 at the age ...
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30.12. – Happy Birthday !!! Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Lewis developed an early interest in music and began playing drums at age 10. By age 18, he was ...
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30.12. – Happy Birthday !!! Frank Vignola born on 1965, is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him ...
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29.12. – Happy Birthday !!! Joseph Salvatore Lovano was born in Cleveland, Ohio on 1952 and grew up in a very musical household. His dad, Tony, aka Big ...
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29.12. – Happy Birthday !!! “… but there are still amazing musicians like Danilo Perez, who plays piano with Wayne Shorter’s quartet. He is not afraid of anything.” ...
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28.12. – Happy Birthday !!! Small man, big talentI had not heard of Michel Petrucciani before I started making a film about him; nor had I made a ...
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