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Heath, Greene, Harrison to Headline Litchfield Jazz Festival
7/26/2016


Album Review: Jim Self and the Tricky Liz Latin Jazz Bandís ¡Yo!
7/25/2016


Maret Explores Gospel Sounds at North Sea Jazz Festival
7/22/2016


AACM Pianist Ann E. Ward Dies at 67
7/22/2016


Album Review: Matt Turner & Hal Rammelís Orchestra Of Storms
7/21/2016


Q&A with Guillermo Klein: The Sound of Symmetry
7/21/2016


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Keefe Jackson plays a sopranino saxophone at the Astral Spirits Showcase in Chicago on July 23. (Photo: Courtesy of Nick Cross/Astral Spirits)

Free-Improv Players Soar During Astral Spirits Showcase

Improvisation is a problem-solving strategy, and the music business has plenty of problems right now. While free-improv may not be the solution to the current challenges of …  
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REVIEWS EDITORS’ PICKS     June 2016


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Phil Is Now: Out Of The Woods
Published 1/23/1957

Phillip Wells Woods is a lean 25, with the appearance of an Alan Ladd, and an alto that talks more like a cross between Bogart and Gérard Philipe. Woods, who won a 1955 DownBeat Jazz Critics Poll New Star award, recently left Dizzy Gillespieís …  
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Muddy Waters: Last King of the South Side?
Published 10/8/1964

These days the singer wears his success easily. He has weathered well the shifting tides of the popular-music business, adapting his music to the various demands made on it over the years. His style has moved away from away from the rough, intense co …  
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Bob Beldenís Spanish Key
Published 3/1/2011

Itís a sunny, spring day in May in midtown Manhattan that begins a week of recording. And everybodyís waiting for Rabih.

From the podium, the leader croons, ď“Iím in the oud for love.”

With these words of wit that typically …  
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Jazz On Television In 1965
Published 5/6/1965

For the record—and in the interest of enlightening posterity and giving credit that is seldom acknowledged—it should be said that the last few weeks of 1964 and the first couple of months of 1965 were a fruitful period of television jazz. …  
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