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Detroit Trumpet Legend Marcus Belgrave Dies at 78
5/26/2015


Saxophonist, Producer Bob Belden Dies at 58
5/21/2015


Avital Deftly Blends Genres at Israeli Jazz Fest in Chicago
5/19/2015


Verve Releases Charlie Parker With Strings 65th Anniversary Edition
5/18/2015


King’s Essential Recordings
5/15/2015


International Jazz Day Concert To Be Streamed Live April 30 at 1:00 pm EST
4/29/2015


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Terence Blanchard will perform with his quintet E-Collective at the Playboy Jazz Festival. (Photo: Nathalie Raffet)

Blanchard, Hancock, Shorter To Headline Playboy Jazz Festival

Trumpeter Terence Blanchard, pianist Herbie Hancock and saxophonist Wayne Shorter are among the headliners for the 37th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, to be held June 13&nda …  
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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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Horace Silver: In Pursuit
Published 9/13/1973

Horace Silver remembers a time years ago in a Boston hotel room when he wrote out the idea for a new tune on a cardboard bath mat. He doesn’t have to do that today, of course; the creative process has been augmented by the miniature tape recorder tha …  
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Maynard Ferguson Looks Forward to New Leading Career
Published 10/3/1956

Dubbed “showboater,” “crowd pleaser” and “exhibitionist” for years, Maynard Ferguson, one of the most talked-about trumpet players of his generation, is today crashing the barrier of those accusations and finding himself on the threshold of a ne …  
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Tony Williams: Two Decades of Drum Innovation
Published 11/1/1983

Tony Williams erupted onto the jazz scene in 1963 as a 17-year-old prodigy with a full-blown, volcanic style of drumming that would blow hard-bop tastiness out the door. Williams’ arrival was hailed with a great deal of fanfare. The week he came with …  
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