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6/23/2016


Photo Highlights of the 2016 DC Jazz Festival
6/22/2016


Bassist Rich Brown Explores Diverse Terrain with New Album
6/22/2016


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6/22/2016


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Nels Cline will perform songs from his new album, Lovers, at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 31. (Photo: Courtesy Blue Note Records)

Cline Crafts Ambitious Double Album with 23-Piece Ensemble

On August 5, Blue Note will release guitarist Nels Cline’s ambitious double album Lovers, which features a 23-piece ensemble of woodwinds, brass and strings. The 18- …  
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REVIEWS EDITORS’ PICKS     June 2016


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Phil Is Now: Out Of The Woods
Published 1/23/1957

Phillip Wells Woods is a lean 25, with the appearance of an Alan Ladd, and an alto that talks more like a cross between Bogart and Gérard Philipe. Woods, who won a 1955 DownBeat Jazz Critics Poll New Star award, recently left Dizzy Gillespie’s …  
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Muddy Waters: Last King of the South Side?
Published 10/8/1964

These days the singer wears his success easily. He has weathered well the shifting tides of the popular-music business, adapting his music to the various demands made on it over the years. His style has moved away from away from the rough, intense co …  
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Ornette Coleman: From The Heart.
Published 4/8/1965

Such a state of affairs drives some artists to anarchy.

“I hear about people trying to destroy art,” Coleman stated, “trying to destroy the melody line, trying to destroy anything that might make them become a machine. Yet I …  
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Ornette Coleman: From The Heart.
Published 4/8/1965

But how does this relate to the music of a compose-player-performer in which improvisation plays such a basic role?

“If I could learn to create instant composition without having to worry about when I’m going to play each of them when I p …  
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