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March 21, 2019
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It’s a winter night in Chicago. Buddy Guy is sitting at the bar of Legends, the spacious blues emporium on South Wabash Avenue. He hangs out at the ...
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Dick Dale, the surf rock pioneer who took reverb to new levels, died on Saturday night. He was 81. The guitarist’s health had declined over the past 20 ...
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As their stunning Sgt Pepper dance show tours the UK, Mark Morris and Ethan Iverson recall how they fell for the album’s ‘hokey, vaudeville’ charms. The light-footed Fred ...
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Nat King Cole’s centennial falls this Sunday, March 17. It’s a perfect invitation for a tribute — and Michael Bourne is the perfect guide. He’ll devote the entirety ...
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Rusty Hassan’s career in Washington, D.C., jazz radio spans four stations and more than five decades. His recounting of his times on air and the connections he made ...
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At the Juilliard School, the pianist Aaron Diehl studied both classical and jazz traditions. And in the years since, he’s chosen to follow each of those paths — and ...
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Though the Oscar-nominated film focuses on its white savior, for black jazz artists in the 1950s and early ’60s, the road was filled with rejection and humiliation. Ask ...
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I used to work at the New York Jazz Museum, just yards from the Old Studio 54. The museum is long gone, but it had put the teenage ...
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ARTISTS NEWS VIDEOS Woman in Jazz & Blues

The American flutist will be on stage at the Sons d’hiver festival on Wednesday. First female president of the AACM, jazz institution in Chicago, she advocates the virtue ...
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Although today jazz is a world phenomenon, there are special jazz spots on the planet. These are cities where style or, better to say, the whole phenomenon has ...
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Resonance Records became a leading purveyor of historical jazz recordings thanks to two artists in particular: guitarist Wes Montgomery and pianist Bill Evans. The label, which recently observed its ...
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In six decades in music, Herbie Hancock has transitioned from young hotshot in one of Miles Davis’ great quintets to guiding light for a new generation of music ...
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Noah Preminger Quartet, “For the Man with the Golden Arm” The celebrated filmmaker Otto Preminger died on April 23, 1986 — about six weeks before Noah Preminger, a distant ...
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A sky full of violins and his voice: “Anna. I see your face everywhere I am … “At the very beginning Jorge Luis Pacheco composed a love song ...
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Young girls can fly a rocket ship, throw a football and solo on the saxophone — but it is always harder to be what you cannot see. Throughout ...
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Ahead of his Ireland gigs, Craig Taborn talks about the influences that shaped his style. It’s a sign of a musician comfortable in his own skin that Avenging ...
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The front page of today’s Baltimore Sun carries an excellent obituary for the singer Ethel Ennis, described in its headline as that city’s “First Lady of Jazz.” Which of course ...
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Chris Potter, “Circuits” He has plugged in before, to excellent effect. But Chris Potter is chasing after a different goal with Circuits, his invigorating new album on Edition Records. ...
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The meteoric rise of James Francies is no surprise to anyone embedded in New York’s thriving jazz scene.  Besides celebrating his auspicious debut, Flight, on Blue Note Records, this multi-pronged ...
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Terence Blanchard wrote his first piece of music for a Spike Lee joint nearly 30 years ago. The movie was Mo’ Better Blues, which revolves around a brooding jazz ...
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