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Stars Shine at Blues on the Fox Festival Despite Storms
6/29/2015


Nina Simone Documentary Paints Captivating Portrait
6/26/2015


Hargrove, Stern, Gambarini to Headline Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival Aruba
6/24/2015


Third Stream Innovator Gunther Schuller Dies at 89
6/23/2015


Montgomery International Jazz Guitar Competition To Reward Young Talent
6/1/2015


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Alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa will perform material from his album Bird Calls at the Iowa City Jazz Festival on July 3 at 7 p.m. (Photo: Jimmy Katz)

Iowa City Jazz Festival Kicks Off July 2, Celebrates 25 Years

Many great ideas start as a gleam in someone’s eye. In the case of the Iowa City Jazz Festival, that gleam may actually have been coming from a window full of diamonds. …  
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REVIEWS EDITORS’ PICKS     June 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 …  
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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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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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