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Kenny Werner (Photo: Green Street Studio)

Werner Leads All-Star Quintet at New York’s Blue Note

Given that creativity is a guiding force for Kenny Werner, it should come as no surprise that his quintet show at New York’s Blue Note on Aug. 27 brimmed with invention. …  
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Star-Studded High Society Features Sinatra, Armstrong & Crosby
Published 8/22/1956

The transfer of successful stage and film properties of the past into film musicals has become something of a trend in Hollywood in recent years. Not always has it been a happy blending of music with the original.

This time, producer Sol Siegel …  
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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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