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2015/07/06 02:53
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It began Friday as it ended in 1995, with one of the most beautiful songs in the Grateful Dead canon. "Box of Rain" was the final song performed by the band when it last played Soldier Field in 1995,...
2015/07/06 02:53
2015/07/06 02:53
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2015/07/05 10:12
2015/07/05 10:12
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Yoko Ono sits at the head of her kitchen table in the Dakota building, sipping a coffee. It’s 9.30am and she’s just woken up after a disturbed night’s sleep; she is upset about the recent death of...
2015/07/02 23:17
2015/07/02 23:17
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He was born in 1925 in New York; his grandfather had been a conductor in Germany while his father was a violinist with the New York Philharmonic. Schuller began playing French horn as a teenager with...
2015/07/02 05:31
2015/07/02 05:31
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As we enter the chapel, we find David Ake at the keyboard of a Steinway baby grand. “This beautiful tone, especially up high. To have an instrument like this in a room like this is a joy for a...
2015/07/01 02:10
2015/07/01 02:10
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... music promoter Sounds in the Suburbs continues to provide a Jordanhill stopover for musicians on tour from North America and points closer to home. This Sunday, July 5, the...
2015/07/01 00:05
2015/07/01 00:05
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It’s business as usual at the 36th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, which runs from June 26 through July 5 -- and that means hundreds of concerts offering a truly expansive...
2015/06/30 04:47
2015/06/30 04:47
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Turner’s long absence out front also did little to diminish his outsize influence. At 49, his singular sound has echoed through a generation of younger saxophonists including Ben Wendel, Melissa...
2015/06/28 16:04
2015/06/28 16:04
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The life and times of jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman was celebrated Saturday, June 27, at New York's Riverside Church in a three-and-a-half hour service that featured remembrances and...
2015/06/26 10:14
2015/06/26 10:14
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Even if Miguel Zenon didn't command a formidable technique and excel in the immensely attractive music of his native Puerto Rico, he would lure listeners with the signature sound of his...
2015/06/25 17:09
2015/06/25 17:09
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This hybrid form, which Schuller named “Third Stream” music, attracted the interest of several leading figures in modern jazz, the pianist Bill Evans, guitarist Barry Galbraith and saxophonists Eric...
2015/06/25 05:41
2015/06/25 05:41
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When Refused's immortal genre-busting barn-burner The Shape of Punk to Come was released in 1998, it felt like an alien craft crash-landing on Earth. The Swedish quartet's opus was profoundly ahead of...
2015/06/24 05:46
2015/06/24 05:46
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Ornette Coleman, 85, a self-taught alto saxophone player who polarized the jazz world with his unconventional "free jazz" before coming to be regarded as an avant garde genius, died on June 11,...
2015/06/22 17:21
2015/06/22 17:21
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NEW YORK — Gunther Schuller, a horn player, educator and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer who was the leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music, died Sunday at age...
2015/06/18 19:47
2015/06/18 19:47
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Ornette Coleman (l) at Sonny Rollins’ 80th birthday concert, 2010, at the Beacon, NYC; photographer, please contact this blog post for credit. An outpouring of media tributes has followed my hero...
2015/06/18 13:46
2015/06/18 13:46
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Shoeb Ahmad, the owner of Canberra-based label HellosQuare. Photo: I was saddened by the recent death of saxophonist Ornette Coleman whose concept of creative expression was channelled into...
2015/06/18 01:39
2015/06/18 01:39
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It was the year of Expo ’86 when three friends and jazz fans – John Orysik, Robert Kerr and Ken Pickering – decided to launch a Vancouver festival dedicated entirely to jazz. “We thought, ‘Why wait...
2015/06/17 16:36
2015/06/17 16:36
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So I'm kicking myself—but not too hard. There are far too many amazing moments with which I can fill that void in my festival experience. The lush complexity of Elliott Hughes' music, back-to-back...
2015/06/17 15:03
2015/06/17 15:03
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The Culture Gabfest “Should We Consult Here or in My Bungalow?” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Jurassic World, the death of Ornette Coleman, and U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. Listen to...
2015/06/17 14:03
2015/06/17 14:03
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Without Coleman, John Coltrane’s final years might have sounded very different, as would Miles Davis’ electric period, and the entire free-improvisation world down to today. That should be enough of a...
2015/06/17 04:02
2015/06/17 04:02
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I’m just back from an extended sabbatical work/vacation trip to Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin — yes, I did meet with some science publishers while I was in Europe! — and while in Europe a couple of the...
2015/07/06 02:53
2015/07/06 02:53
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