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2014/04/15 20:47
2014/04/15 20:47
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Armando Peraza was born May 30, 1924 in Havana, Cuba, where he became a fine athlete in his youth. His first gig as a percussionist was on the island with local bandleader Alberto Ruiz. After...
2014/04/15 20:47
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2014/04/14 22:09
2014/04/14 22:09
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WORCESTER � Don't look now, but April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Worcester Polytechnic Institute celebrated in style with the WPI Jazz Weekend, a series of workshops and concerts that culminated last...
2014/04/14 04:47
2014/04/14 04:47
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For those who haven’t yet been bombarded by its massive ad campaign, Beats Music—prominently backed by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, the same industry moguls behind the Beats by Dre headphone empire—is...
2014/04/14 01:06
2014/04/14 01:06
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HARRISBURG — It was no small feat for the York Mighty Ants to even get to Sunday afternoon's Eastern Basketball Alliance championship game. The first-year franchise won its final five regular-season...
2014/04/13 13:10
2014/04/13 13:10
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NEW YORK » The night the police came for Robert Aaron, he was at home in the Mott Street apartment where he has lived for the last quarter century, making a coconut pudding called tembleque. Aaron,...
2014/04/12 14:47
2014/04/12 14:47
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Steve Backer, whose credit, in various capacities, graces hundreds of jazz albums, died April 10 in Englewood, N.J. The cause of death was pneumonia. Backer was 76. During his four-plus decades as a...
2014/04/11 07:51
2014/04/11 07:51
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Jazz Quanta April C. MICHAEL BAILEY, Published: April 11, 2014 April is no more the cruelest month than the moon is made of cheese. For consideration this month we have nine recordings from far and...
2014/04/07 22:19
2014/04/07 22:19
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So the lulz come straight away on “It’s Album Time,” Terje’s first full-length after a decade of carefully crafting ecstatic neo-disco tracks. He kicks the album off with some candy-coated synthesizer...
2014/04/06 07:51
2014/04/06 07:51
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Adam Smale: Out of the Blue (2014) guitar, but Smale hasn't come out of nowhere. In 2000, he released the album Fun City in his home country and received plenty of airplay and critical acclaim and in...
2014/04/06 04:47
2014/04/06 04:47
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It was a couple of years later that I studied with him. I was going to the University of Northern Colorado, and he came to teach a guitar class. They had the beginnings of a pretty good jazz program;...
2014/04/04 17:41
2014/04/04 17:41
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ARTS: The Works (RTE One, 8.30pm – 9pm) John Connolly tells John Kelly about his new Charlie Parker novel The Wolf in Winter in which the detective with more than a hint of darkness about himself...
2014/04/03 17:03
2014/04/03 17:03
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MANILA, Philippines - In the jazz lexicon, speed is a dangerous thing. In a musical realm where swing is king, soloists often bear the bane of losing their sense of direction or ending up crashing...
2014/04/03 16:26
2014/04/03 16:26
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That’s equally true of “Moby-Dick” and “The Lover” and “Portnoy’s Complaint”—reading a few pages of any really good book should astound and delight, and send a reader to the beginning to devour the...
2014/03/31 16:04
2014/03/31 16:04
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What is cool? A new photography exhibit attempts to define the elusive term by identifying the 100 coolest Americans of all time. James Dean, Elvis Presley, Debbie Harry, Miles Davis, Jack Kerouac,...
2014/03/31 05:41
2014/03/31 05:41
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Miles Davis hated stasis. In the 30-year period between the time he first gained notice playing bebop with Charlie Parker to when he retired for five years in 1975, his music was usually in a state of...
2014/03/28 10:09
2014/03/28 10:09
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... You must miss John Martyn? I miss John all the time. I never understood grief until he died [in January 2009]. We had great times and loads of rucks but it was a true friendship. Good times with all...
2014/03/27 22:17
2014/03/27 22:17
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When this does happen to musicians, I believe it reflects an incomplete understanding of what skill acquisition is. The field of cognitive psychology (Fitts & Posner, 1967; see Sloboda, 1985 for music...
2014/03/27 13:24
2014/03/27 13:24
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Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 718pp, £30 Penguin Classics, 208pp, £20 The standard operating take on the American 1950s is that it was a time of entrench­ed conservatism and the reinforcement of...
2014/03/27 10:25
2014/03/27 10:25
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Forres Gazette Thursday 27 Mar 2014 10:08 AM AN ESTABLISHED bestseller and a first time novelist will come face to face with their readers at the Inverness branch of Waterstones this April. Irish...
2014/03/27 07:51
2014/03/27 07:51
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John O'Gallagher Trio at Triskel Arts Center, Cork Had there been a stage invasion—a historically rare occurrence at a jazz gig—saxophonist John O'Gallagher's trio, armed with its sticks, wood and...
2014/04/15 20:47
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