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John Pizzarelli To Release McCartney Tribute Album
7/22/2015


West Coast Jazz Impresario Howard Rumsey Dies at 97
7/21/2015


Guitarist Garrison Fewell Dies at 61
7/10/2015


Coffin, Chapman Launch Big Band Project To Benefit Cuban Youth
7/9/2015


Yardbird Opera Explores Charlie Parker’s Anguish, Relationships
7/2/2015


Concord To Release Box Set of Bill Evans’ Fantasy Recordings
7/1/2015


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James Brandon Lewis’ new album, Days Of FreeMan (OKeh), bridges ’90s-era hip-hop and modern jazz. (Photo: Ingrid Hertfelder/American International Artists)

Lewis Explores Hip-Hop Roots in Washington D.C.

On July 25, the day after OKeh Records released James Brandon Lewis’ sophomore album, Days Of FreeMan, the tenor saxophonist delivered a blistering set at Washington …  
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REVIEWS EDITORS’ PICKS     July 2015


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Ornette Coleman: The First Beginning
Published 7/21/1960

In the recent fuss and furor over Ornette Coleman, a good many persons have been making hasty leaps for the tailgate of what might turn out to be a bandwagon. But as Ralph Gleason pointed out recently in the San Francisco Chronicle, Coleman, at the e …  
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Bob Belden’s Spanish Key
Published 3/1/2011

It’s a sunny, spring day in May in midtown Manhattan that begins a week of recording. And everybody’s waiting for Rabih.

From the podium, the leader croons, ““I’m in the oud for love.”

With these words of wit that typically …  
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Tommy Dorsey: Jazzman
Published 1/9/1957

Tommy Dorsey was one of jazz’s great liaisons with the outside world. Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of classical musicians first learned to respect the instrumental skills of jazzmen when they listened to Tommy.

Thousands of others, musically …  
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Art Blakey: Message Received
Published 5/11/1961

Art Blakey sat on the edge of the bed in a Detroit hotel room. Dressed only in a T-shirt and shorts, his powerful arms stabbed the air with a cigarette as he talked. “Talked” is perhaps too mild of a term—Blakey seldom just “talks.” You could almost …  
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