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


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


Jon Batiste, Future Late Show Bandleader, Brings ‘Social Music’ to NoMad
6/30/2015


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


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Miguel Zenón (Photo: Jimmy Katz)

Zenón Spotlights Identities Project at Chicago’s Jazz Showcase

For his 2014 album Identities Are Changeable, alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón ventured into the relatively uncharted waters of “jazz storytelling.” Inspired by …  
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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 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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