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Audio: Montreux Jazz Festival 50 medley #1

Audio: Montreux Jazz Festival 50 medley #1 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
La RTS y a joué un rôle prépondérant dès la première heure, ce qui nous permet de vous faire partager un florilège de moments exceptionnels.

Au menu du jour, des noms qui se passent de présentation, mais des musiques qui sʹécoutent avec délectation : celles de Yusef Lateef, Tom Jobim, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis et Stan Getz ! YI
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Jazz Flashes: Keepin' Up with the Jones Brothers, 1958

Jazz Flashes: Keepin' Up with the Jones Brothers, 1958 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
The Leonard Feather-produced album Keepin' Up with the Joneses, cut in 1958 for MGM, is one of the most obscure dates by a quartet that called itself The Jones Brothers. In reality, only three of the four participants (trumpeter Thad Jones, pianist Hank Jones, and drummer Elvin Jones) were brothers
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Audio: Kenny Barron est peut-être aujourdʹhui lʹhéritier numéro un des géants du clavier.

Audio: Kenny Barron est peut-être aujourdʹhui lʹhéritier numéro un des géants du clavier. | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Dynamique, complet, lyrique, Kenny Barron est un phénomène de maîtrise pianistique. En mars dernier, nous avons profité dʹun double concert à la Spirale de Fribourg pour immortaliser son travail actuel en trio. De grands moments en perspective… YI
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Kenny Barron Trio (p), Kiyoshi Kitagawa (b), Johnathan Blake (dm)

La Spirale (Fribourg), mars 2016

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Stan Getz: Italy, 1961

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I spent yesterday evening trying to pin down the exact date when the following video was recorded for Italian television. The best I could do is that it was recorded sometime between February and April 1961 during a JAT
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Harold Land: Mapenzi (1977) Concord Jazz

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Under-appreciated labels: Concord Jazz; Under-appreciated artists: Harold Land and Blue Mitchell; Under-appreciated decade: the 70's (though in many cases, rightly so) Selection: Habiba (Kirk Lightsey) . Artists: Harold Land Blue Mitchell Quintet Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Reggie Johnson (bass), Al "Tootie" Heath (drums), Kirk Lightsey (keyboards), Blue Mitchell, (trumpet, flugelhorn),  Engineer  Phil Edwards Concord Jazz,…
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Big Bands only: Shorty Rogers & the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (1982)

Big Bands only: Shorty Rogers & the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (1982) | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Shorty Rogers et le National Youth Jazz Orchestra (Grande-Bretagne) en 1982 au festival de jazz de Cork.
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Scattered thoughts. — Oscar Peterson Trio in Düsseldorf, 1964 

Scattered thoughts. — Oscar Peterson Trio in Düsseldorf, 1964  | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Oscar Peterson Trio in Düsseldorf, 1964
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Fresh Sound, la mémoire vive, avec Jordi Pujol

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Réécoutez Fresh Sound, la mémoire vive, avec Jordi Pujol de l'émission Open jazz sur France Musique, radio du groupe Radio France.
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Julie London With The Bobby Troup Trio – Live In New York 1956 –...

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Julie London with The Bobby Troup Trio - live at The Cameo Room, New York City - 1956 - NBC All-Star Parade of Jazz - Past Daily Downbeat.
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Joe Chambers: The Almoravid (1971/3) Muse

Joe Chambers: The Almoravid (1971/3) Muse | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Selection 1: Catta (Andrew Hill) Artists Joe Chambers (drums), Cedar Walton (piano), Richard Davis (Fender bass), Omar Clay, David Freidman (percussion),  Ray Mantilla  (congas) Recorded October 8, 1973   Selection 2: Medina (Joe Chambers) Artists Joe Chambers (drums), Woody Shaw (trumpet), Garnett Brown (trombone), Harold Vick (flute, tenor sax) George Cables (electric piano), Cecil McBee…
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Audio: Didier Lockwood et Martial Solal, ou deux équilibristes sur le fil de lʹimprovisation.

Audio: Didier Lockwood et Martial Solal, ou deux équilibristes sur le fil de lʹimprovisation. | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it

Un violoniste de rêve et un pianiste de légende, qui avaient suspendu leur vol dans le ciel de Cully un soir de 1996.

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Jazz History Quiz #87

Jazz History Quiz #87 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
This lifelong friend of Duke Ellington co-wrote “Sophisticated Lady,” played clarinet, violin, baritone and alto saxophone during his first stint in Ellington’s band (prior to lea…
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West Coast Jazz: Early Sounds

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West Coast jazz has no real beginning and no specific founder. It's a sound that evolved from a range of musical influences—including Lester Young's relaxed sound on the tenor saxophone, Count Basie's swing and classical counterpoint. But West Coas
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Les lauréats jazz des Grammy Awards 2016

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Réécoutez Les lauréats jazz des Grammy Awards 2016 de l'émission Open jazz sur France Musique, radio du groupe Radio France.
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Ella ’57: Ella Fitzgerald Flies High | Night Lights Classic Jazz - Indiana Public Media

Ella ’57:  Ella Fitzgerald Flies High | Night Lights Classic Jazz - Indiana Public Media | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
In 1957 singer Ella Fitzgerald recorded close to one hundred tracks as her career continued to soar in the wake of signing with Norman Granz’s Verve label.
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Jazz History Quiz #88

Jazz History Quiz #88 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Who was occasionally billed as “The World’s Fastest Saxophonist”?
Illinois Jacquet
Flip Phillips
Ike Quebec
Charlie Ventura
Charlie Parker
Arnett Cobb
Johnny Griffin
Go to the nex…
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R.I.P. Sir Charles Thompson

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Yesterday I received the sad news that pianist Sir Charles Thompson – a very important figure during the transition from Swing to Bop – passsed in Japan on June 16 at the proud age of 98.   As a tribute here are two pieces that Thompson recorded with different all star groups for Apollo records…
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La Côte d'Azur et le jazz, une histoire d'amour de 70 ans

La Côte d'Azur et le jazz, une histoire d'amour de 70 ans | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Jazz à Juan, Nice Jazz Festival. Comme tous les étés, la Côte d'Azur va se mettre au diapason du jazz pendant deux mois. C'est ici une tradition qui remonte à la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, quand les Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet puis Ray Charles viennent jouer en France, à Paris et à Juan-les-Pins.
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Correspondence: When Miles Sat In With Mel

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Saxophonist Bill Kirchner writes: For several years In the 1980s I used to sub on occasion in the saxophone section of drummer Mel Lewis’s Jazz Orchestra—originally the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis O…
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JazzyFarmer — Miles Davis and Lester Young by Ed van der Elsken....

JazzyFarmer — Miles Davis and Lester Young by Ed van der Elsken.... | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Miles Davis and Lester Young by Ed van der Elsken. Most likely in 1956 when Miles toured in Europe with Lester Young and the Modern Jazz Quartet.
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Bud Shank: Shorty Rogers, 1954

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If you're looking for an introduction to West Coast jazz or simply want the pure stuff, Bud Shank's recordings for the Pacific Jazz label in the 1950s are a great place to start. Bud had a sterling, aggressive soun
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Harry Arnold: Guest Book, 1960

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Let's go one more round with Swedish arranger-conductor Harry Arnold. What I neglected to mention last time around in in my posts (here and here) is the name of his best album. I figured I'd save the best fo
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Videos: Shorty Rogers, '80s

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Arranger and trumpeter-flugelhornist Shorty Rogers was one of the primary architects of West Coast jazz in the early 1950s. The dry, harmony-driven style reflected the enormous optimism and drive of superb young musician-arrangers, many of whom who settled i
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villes ville: Mount Angel Abbey Library - Duke Ellington

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Ellington at Mount Angel Abbey Library dedication
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