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4 Reasons Why Every Musician Should Study Jazz - Learn Jazz Standards

4 Reasons Why Every Musician Should Study Jazz - Learn Jazz Standards | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Musicians spanning all kinds of genres across the world all have one thing in common: they want to become better at their craft. They want to become better players within their genre, and they want to become more proficient on their instruments. The desire to become the best musicians we possibly can unites us. Every genre …
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Chico Hamilton: Broadway, 1960

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As a drummer and leader, Chico Hamilton was vastly important in the evolution of small-group jazz in the 1950s and '60s. Unfortunately, he is nearly forgotten today. A force on the West Coast, Hamilton was a member of th
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Hank Mobley: Roll Call

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Starting with Soul Station, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley embarked on a powerful series of recordings for Blue Note in the 1960s. His sixteen releases recorded during the decade tapped into virtually every musical trend, including bossa nova, boogaloo, fun
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Gary Burton: Retiring The Mallets

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The vibraphonist announced his retirement at 74 with little warning. Still in possession of his quicksilver fluidity and deep intuition, he spoke with Jazz Night during his farewell tour.
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Lars Gullin: Swede and Low

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Lars Gullin was a giant of jazz who just happened to be from Sweden. He should be thought of on the same level as other 1950s baritone saxophonists who excelled in small groups, including Gerry Mulligan, Serge Chaloff, Jimm
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10 (petites) choses que vous ne saviez (peut-être) pas sur Django Reinhardt

10 (petites) choses que vous ne saviez (peut-être) pas sur Django Reinhardt | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
A l’occasion de la sortie du film « Django » d’Etienne Comar, avec Reda Kateb, retour sur la vie et la personnalité du célèbre guitariste jazzman.
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Renaud Digs Gryce + Jaspar

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Yesterday, I posted about a marvelous and rare Jimmy Rowles album called Profile: The Music of Henri Renaud (French Columbia), which was produced by Renaud in 1981. The reaction to my post was so strong, I decided to loo
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Life According to Dizzy & Ella | NEA

Life According to Dizzy & Ella | NEA | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
This year, two of the most brilliant and influential jazz musicians of all time would have celebrated their centennial birthdays: Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald...
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Lew Tabackin: A Life in Jazz

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Lew Tabackin: A Life in Jazz jazz article by Rob Rosenblum, published on April 6, 2017 at All About Jazz. Find more Interviews articles
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Warne Marsh: Oct. 1987

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On Sunday, October 18, 1987, Warne Marsh was leading a quartet that performed in San Francisco. The concert was held just two months before the cool-jazz tenor saxophonist would collapse and die of a heart attack on stage a
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Lou Levy In Italy With Getz, Brown And Thigpen

Lou Levy In Italy With Getz, Brown And Thigpen | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Today is Lou Levy’s birthday. Until his death at 72, the great second-generation bop pianist (1928-2001) played with Boyd Raeburn, Woody Herman’s Second Herd, Tommy Dorsey, Dizzy Gillespie, Flip Ph…
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Il y a 100, le jazz! Quel drôle de nom… | Jazz Magazine

Il y a 100, le jazz! Quel drôle de nom… | Jazz Magazine | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Il y a 100 ans, l’Original Dixieland Jazz Band enregistrait le premier disque de jazz. Le numéro de mars de Jazzmag tout juste parvenu en kiosque nous rappelle les circonstances de cet enregistrement et balaie ces 100 ans d’histoire en 100 morceaux qui, par association d’idée vous en inspireront 100 fois plus… Mais “jazz”, d’où... Lire la suite »
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Maurice Vander, Mister Swing, n'est plus

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La pianiste et arrangeur Maurice Vander était l'indispensable complice musical de Claude Nougaro. Mais son sens du swing en fit l’un des meilleurs jazzmen français, que les plus grand s'arrachaient. La mort l’a cueilli, à 87 ans, dans sa ferme retraite poitevine.

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Geri Allen Dies at 60 - JazzTimes

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The pianist, composer and educator Geri Allen died today in Philadelphia, WBGO reports. The cause was cancer. Allen, 60, generally regarded as one of jazz’s finest pianists and most important woman musicians, recorded with leaders including Ornette Coleman, Oliver Lake, Steve Coleman, Charles Lloyd and Charlie Haden, in addition to releasing many essential sessions under …
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Jay Cameron: Sax Band, 1955

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Saxophone bands hold a special place among jazz fans. The sound of reeds playing melody and harmony in unison is tremendously exciting. As reeds, they assume a vocal quality, which engages the ear. That's why so many saxophone band
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Bud Shank and Three Trombones

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Bud Shank was among the most widely recorded West Coast jazz reed players. He was on more than 600 known jazz recording sessions, according to Tom Lord's Jazz Discography, and several hundred pop and movie sessions in the 1960
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Thelonious Monk: Movie Music

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Pianist Thelonious Monk recorded only one movie soundtrack in his career—for the French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (The Dangerous Laisons), directed by Roger Vadim in 1959. The film was about a married couple who help each other hav
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Christian Chevallier: Formidable!

Christian Chevallier: Formidable! | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
We've been bouncing around the world this week as I highlight worthy albums by non-U.S. jazz artists with whom you may be unfamiliar. Today is no exception. Christian Chevallier is barely known in the States, yet he's one o
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A-tisket, a-tasket, a hit song in her basket: Ella's rise to fame

A-tisket, a-tasket, a hit song in her basket: Ella's rise to fame | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
"They're swingin' everything else—why not nursery rhymes?" stated Ella Fitzgerald while dancing around the room showcasing some new dance moves.
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Jimmy Rowles Digs Henri Renaud

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Henri Renaud was a Parisian jazz pianist in the 1940s and '50s who never lost his French touch. Outgoing, charming and a delightful composer, he was a natural point person for American musicians on tour in Paris in nee
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A Quest to Rename the Williamsburg Bridge for Sonny Rollins

A Quest to Rename the Williamsburg Bridge for Sonny Rollins | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Amanda Petrusich on the efforts of a New York man to have the Williamsburg Bridge renamed after the jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins.
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Muddy Waters in Paris

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It took a "country boy" who "stayed out all night long" to create the modern Chicago blues. With his 1948 Aristocrat Records release, "I Can't Be Satisfied
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Arthur Blythe, A Powerful Alto Saxophonist Who Gracefully Straddled Styles, Dies at 76

Arthur Blythe, A Powerful Alto Saxophonist Who Gracefully Straddled Styles, Dies at 76 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Arthur Blythe, whose bracing, gusty sound on alto saxophone was an essential feature of the New York loft scene in the 1970s, and a proud fixture of the
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Thelonious Monk Quintet feat. Steve Lacy

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R eportedly, Thelonious Monk never liked his compositions being recorded by other artists. However, there were exceptions and one wa
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Larry Coryell Dies at 73 - JazzTimes

Larry Coryell, the fiery, virtuosic guitarist who was one of the key architects of jazz-rock fusion, died on Sunday, Feb. 19, in New York City. He was 73. According to an official news release circulated earlier today, Coryell “passed away in his sleep at his hotel from natural causes.” He had performed at the Iridium in …
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