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2014/08/01 17:31
2014/08/01 17:31
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Strange, sweet moments behind the scenes at the Newport Jazz Festival As the 60th Newport Jazz Festival gets under way in Newport, R.I., a writer looks back on his encounters with the personalities...
2014/08/01 17:31
2014/08/01 17:31
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2014/08/01 04:47
2014/08/01 04:47
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Even for a venue as legendary as Harlem’s Apollo Theater, May 10, 2014 was a special day. Pianist Arturo O’Farrill, son of the late Cuban bandleader and composer Chico O’Farrill, honored the 65th...
2014/08/01 04:14
2014/08/01 04:14
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When the inimitable Chicago jazz singer Dee Alexander was a child, she went to sleep to jazz and woke up to it. This was largely thanks to her mother, who had the music going in the house constantly....
2014/08/01 02:26
2014/08/01 02:26
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I started playing the saxophone when I was thirteen years old. There were some other kids on my block who had taken it up, and I thought that it might be fun. I later learned that these guys’ parents...
2014/07/31 18:53
2014/07/31 18:53
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YONKERS, N.Y. -- Mayor Mike Spano and the Yonkers Downtown Business Improvement District kicked off a cocktail competition at Dolphin Restaurant on Wednesday, July 30, to promote the city's newest...
2014/07/31 08:31
2014/07/31 08:31
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Despite the ultra-serious, beyond-hip collective personae we assign jazz musicians, they're folks just like the rest of us. Louis Armstrong endorsed (and heartily believed in the restorative...
2014/07/29 18:13
2014/07/29 18:13
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Anyone who appreciates Chicago's position as a global hotspot of avant-garde jazz owes a thank you to bandleader Hal Russell. The unrepentantly iconoclastic Chicago musician – who died in 1992 at age...
2014/07/28 05:28
2014/07/28 05:28
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Entry by kohaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Museum of Wellington City & Sea turns the spotlight on the history of jazz this August, with a focus on the music of the ‘20s, ‘30s ‘40s & ‘50s. A Short History...
2014/07/24 18:36
2014/07/24 18:36
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Thursday, July 24If you haven't heard Lyle Link on saxophone before, brace yourself. The image that his sound calls to mind is that of a scimitar: strong, elegant, full of opulent curves—and ready to...
2014/07/24 07:09
2014/07/24 07:09
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... most famous song in Porgy and Bess is over within the first five minutes,” explains Timothy Sheader, artistic director of a new production at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre. “It’s sung as a...
2014/07/22 15:58
2014/07/22 15:58
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Composer John Adams often has described his transformation from born-and-bred New Englander to born-again West Coaster. He finished up a master's degree at Harvard in 1971 and hit the road, just like...
2014/07/22 15:03
2014/07/22 15:03
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When he was 13, back in 1940, Donn Trenner started his own jazz orchestra, the Donn Trenner Orchestra, at the old downtown Hillhouse High School in New Haven. The orchestra included 16 of his local...
2014/07/22 12:26
2014/07/22 12:26
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Bourdin once wrote, “When you fight monsters, be careful that . . . you do not become one.” Photograph by François-Marie Banier. On May 3, 2005, in France, a man called an emergency hot line for...
2014/07/21 19:19
2014/07/21 19:19
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DETROIT, MI -- A historic recording studio that's helped produce the work of everyone from Aretha Franklin to George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will open its doors Saturday to the public for a...
2014/07/21 15:47
2014/07/21 15:47
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I’ve been listening to Bob since 1978. In those days, the musicians who adopted me into jazz music in Houston turned me on to Blossom Dearie, Jackie Cain and Roy Kral and Bob. If you were good enough...
2014/07/21 04:48
2014/07/21 04:48
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For our June issue, we asked more than 20 prominent saxophonists to list for us five to 10 alto sax recordings that they feel are important. Several of those lists appeared here last month. The...
2014/07/20 23:47
2014/07/20 23:47
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Reader response for that article was so strong that we’ve reprised the idea for this year’s sax issue, taking on alto recordings this time out. Nearly 20 critics and well over 20 musicians—from...
2014/07/18 14:10
2014/07/18 14:10
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Poncho Sanchez the best of the best conga players, performed at Jacobs Center this past weekend. My appreciation for Latin Jazz, especially the West Coast style, starts with and branches out from two...
2014/07/18 11:51
2014/07/18 11:51
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The tiny hearing aid transforming lives LATEST hearing aid technology uses Apple’s iPhone to bring incredible sound quality to people suffering from hearing loss Groundbreaking hearing aid will...
2014/07/16 13:30
2014/07/16 13:30
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On the final day of Festival, Beyond The Programme says farewell with a thank you to all the folks who bring Cue's work to the readers. ( Resource: Five Rand a Cue... Cue for You! The irrepressible...
2014/08/01 17:31
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