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Duke Ellington’s Ode to the First Moon Landing

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In 1969, the jazz composer performed a rare vocal to mark Apollo 11’s historic flight.
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Clark Terry (1920-2015)

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Clark Terry, one of the most admired and accomplished jazz trumpeters and flugelhornists of his generation who appeared on an astonishing 928 known jazz recording sessions and played in the Duke Ellington Orchestra throughout the 1950s before recording extensively as...
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Georgie Auld: The Tiger Bands

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Tenor saxophonist Georgie Auld (above) was a born soloist. By the time he was 20 in 1939, Auld had recorded more solos than musicians twice his age.
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My Kind Of Friday The 13th

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It is possible to have good luck on Friday the 13th. We have proof in the form of a recording from a Town Hall concert played by Thelonious Monk in New York City on February 28, 1959. “The Thelonio...
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Carmen McRae for Cool Ones

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Between 1954 and 1958, singer Carmen McRae recorded 12 albums for Decca. She was signed by Milt Gabler, Decca's head of A&R, after he had seen her sing at a Brooklyn club.
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Chet Baker: Italian Movies

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Italy was an ideal setting for Chet Baker's romantic trumpet in 1959. When he arrived in Europe that year and began touring, Italy's art and passion held a special charm and allure for him. He had been to Rome briefly...
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Duke Ellington au château de Goutelas (42): le dialogue des utopistes -

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Duke at Goutelas Concert enregistré le 25 février 1966 au Château de Goutelas, Marcoux, Loire, Rhône Alpes, France. Album vendu au château de Goutelas. Duke Ellington: piano, compositions Cet article est dédié au couple d'amis stéphanois qui nous emmena,...
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Art of The Duet, Two for One.

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On occasional post, about music, of all things. Music. Who'd have thought it? LJC, LJC, it's always the same: always something different... Enough of comparing vinyl reissues, all that commercial  ...
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Art Pepper's First 'Rainbow'

Jazz has always used the American Songbook as marble slabs to sculpt beautiful works of art. Jazz artists who recorded the most moving versions of these standards tended to be best associated with them. For example, Coleman Hawkins owned Body...
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Cab Calloway’s “Hepster Dictionary,” A 1939 Glossary of the Lingo (the “Jive”) of the Harlem Renaissance

Cab Calloway’s “Hepster Dictionary,” A 1939 Glossary of the Lingo (the “Jive”) of the Harlem Renaissance | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
The lists are in. By overwhelming consensus, the buzzword of 2014 was “vape.” Apparently, that’s the verb that enables you to smoke an e-cig. Left to its own devices, my computer will still autocorrect 2014’s biggest word to “cape,” but that could change.

Hopefully not.
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Documentary: Bix Beiderbecke

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In 1981, director Brigitte Berman released Bix: 'Ain't None of Them Play Like Him,' a documentary on cornetist Bix Beiderbecke. The short-sentence narration and interviews with Beiderbecke's bandmates are remarkable.
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Video: Cafe Montmartre, '59-'76

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Oscar Pettiford was one of the great jazz bassists on the New York recording scene in the 1940s and '50s. Sadly, his name today is slipping into obscurity. In 1958, Pettiford moved to Copenhagen, where he died in 1960 at age 37.
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Jazz Articles: International Jazz Day Names Paris as This Year’s Host City - By JazzTimes — Jazz Articles

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The fourth annual International Jazz Day will be celebrated around the world on April 30, with Paris serving as this year’s host city (following New York, Istanbul and Osaka, Japan).

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Jazz Articles: Clark Terry, 1920-2015 - By Jeff Tamarkin — Jazz Articles

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Clark Terry, a major force in jazz for some seven decades, died yesterday, Feb. 21. His death was confirmed by his widow, Gwen Terry, on the artist’s Facebook page.

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Songs For Strayhorn

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This year marks the centenary of one of the great unsung heroes of jazz history, a man who was also half (and sometimes, arguably, more than that) of one of the greatest musical partnerships of the...
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Bill Evans' 'Kind of Blue' Notes

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Most jazz fans know that pianist Bill Evans wrote the liner notes that appear on the back of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue.
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Exclusive: Bill Evans Interview

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A few weeks ago I received an email from two ardent Bill Evans fans. James Farber and Larry Goldbert wrote to say they had interviewed Evans back in 1976 for a radio station in Madison, Wis., and asked if I...
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Mary Osborne: Phantom Guitarist

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Despite the vast re-issue market both here and abroad, some jazz artists, sadly, continue to be overlooked. One of those is guitarist Mary Osborne.
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A Roy Eldridge story

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Happy Birthday #104 to Roy Eldridge, who in addition to being one of the great trumpet players of his time, is known as the “bridge” between Armstrong and Dizzy.  I loved the brightness of his playing, and for contributing to one of the great...
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Great Encounters #40: In the studio with Bill Evans and Stan Getz

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“Great Encounters” are book excerpts that chronicle famous encounters among twentieth-century cultural icons. This edition tells the star-crossed story of the 1964 recording session featuring Verve...
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Modern Jazz Quartet & Kammerorchester Arcata

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Thanks to my good friend Neil who kindly accepted to digitize some rusty VHS tapes from my collection, there is a good supply of jazz videos for 2015, most of them never released before (except their original airing on German TV) and not even...
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"AN IDENTIFYING JOHNNY HODGES MEDLEY", said the Duke of Ellington at Carnegie Hall, on December 27, 1947

"AN IDENTIFYING JOHNNY HODGES MEDLEY", said the Duke of Ellington at Carnegie Hall, on December 27, 1947 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
The experts among you will immediately think: 'Why, for heaven's sake, did Brew take this medley as the first sound example from the very concert where the Duke and his men performed "LIBERIAN SUIT...
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Bud Powell: Birth of Bop Piano - JazzWax

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On May 2, 1945, pianist Bud Powell was in a New York studio recording with tenor saxophonist Frankie Socolow. Four months earlier, Powell had endured a beating by the police in Philadelphia while on tour with the Cootie Williams Orchestra....
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Videos: Sonny Stitt, London 1964

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When I was a kid in the '70s, Sonny Stitt was my favorite saxophonist. I loved his lyricism, aggression and intensity. Then I tried to collect him and found it impossible.
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