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Horace Parlan: Us Three (1960) Blue Note - MM33

Horace Parlan: Us Three (1960) Blue Note - MM33 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Selection: US Three (Parlan) . Artists: Horace Parlan (piano) George Tucker (bass) Al Harewood (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 20, 1960 Music: "Us Three's title track  bristles with a funky wail that characterized Parlan’s forays on such Mingus works as “Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting” and “Better Get It In Yo’…
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How Wee Became Allen's Alley

How Wee Became Allen's Alley | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Several years before drummer Denzil Best wrote Move, he came up with a catchy bebop line known as Wee. Where Wee was conceived by Best and how it was named is not known to me. But shortly after it made...
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Horace Silver At Antibes

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Saxophonist Gary Foster sent a link to video from a Facebook post of a seldom seen or heard performance by Horace Silver (pictured). At the 1964 Antibes Jazz Festival in Juan les Pins, France, Silv…
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Jazz Plus Plus: Festival de Jazz de Cannes 1958: Ella Fitzgerald

Jazz Plus Plus: Festival de Jazz de Cannes 1958: Ella Fitzgerald | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it

Ella Fitzgerald et son trio au Festival de Jazz de Cannes en 1958. Ella Fitzgerald (voc), Lou Levy (p), René Goldstein (b), J.C. Heard (dr) How Long Has This Been Going On ?

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Lee Morgan: Lee-way (1960) Blue Note

Lee Morgan: Lee-way (1960) Blue Note | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Selection: The Lion and the Wolff (tk.17) No need to guess the dedication, Alfred and Francis,  but it took a lot of takes to get it right, take seventeen. Who's counting, the boss is paying. Artists: Lee Morgan (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded Rudy Van…
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A Graffiti Artist | Mosaic Records

A Graffiti Artist | Mosaic Records | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it

A Graffiti Artist
Thanks to photographers Rudy Lu and Pierre Charavet for sharing this picture. They couldn’t identify the photographer. Can you help? -Nick Moy ...

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Jay & Kai Plus 6: 1956

Jay & Kai Plus 6: 1956 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Since we're on the subject this week of multiple instruments of the same stripe working together, let's dig one of the best albums of trombones —Jay & Kay + 6, produced by George Avakian over three dates in April 1956...
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Jazz History Quiz #80

Jazz History Quiz #80 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Throughout his career, this saxophonist was known as the “Vice Prez” because he sounded so similar to Lester Young. Who was he?
Earl Bostic
Paul Quinichette
Ben Webster
Coleman Hawkins…
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Armstrong and Jordan: Two Sides

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In August 1950, trumpeter Louis Armstrong and alto saxophonist Louis Jordan record two sides together as a duet. Their pairing by Decca producer Milt Gabler was natural, since both superstars were signed to the label at the time. The recordings—Life...
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Big Bands only: Woody Herman Big Band (1976 - Londres)

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Le Woody Herman Big Band au Club de Ronnie Scott à Londres en 1976

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Live Studio Session: The Great Guitars – Mundell, Bucky, and John

Live Studio Session: The Great Guitars – Mundell, Bucky, and John | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it

If any three living guitarists have earned the right to the name “The Great Guitars” it’s Mundell Lowe (age 92), Bucky Pizzarelli (age 89), and John Pisano (the baby of the group at 84).  

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Oscar @ 90 (CD Release of "Oscar, with Love") by The Royal Conservatory

Oscar @ 90 (CD Release of "Oscar, with Love") by The Royal Conservatory | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Watch The Royal Conservatory's Oscar @ 90 (CD Release of "Oscar, with Love") on Livestream.com. Celebrate the CD launch of Oscar, With Love as some of the best pianists in Canada and around the globe gather to play Oscar Peterson’s compositions live in Koerner Hall. Robi Botos, Oliver Jones, Kenny Barron, Benny Green, Gerald Clayton, Renee Rosnes, Bill Charlap, and a host of others, reunite with Oscar’s piano, which is being transported to the RCM for this special night, to play the songs they recorded for the legendary pianist. Mervon Mehta, Executive Director, Performing Arts, will host a post-intermission chat with Ross Porter, President of JAZZ.FM91.
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The concert to celebrate the release of Oscar, With Love was held at Koerner Hall in Toronto on Dec. 11, 2015. The show featured seven of the pianists on the album playing the compositions they contributed to the Oscar, With Love project on Oscar's own Bösendorfer Imperial piano. 

Kenny Barron, Robi Botos, Bill Charlap, Gerald Clayton, Benny Green, Oliver Jones, and Renee Rosnes all perform and the show is hosted by Peterson's daughter, Céline Peterson.

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The Sax Section: 'Shazam'

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Back in the 1950s, a group of guys in New York were in such demand by local recording studios that they became known informally as "the sax section." This prolific reed section often included Phil Woods, Sam Marowitz, Gene Quill...
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Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Faddis & Paquito D'Rivera

Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Faddis & Paquito D'Rivera | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
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villes ville: Quebec 49

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Duke Ellington & his Full Band Original Autographs, Quebec Sept. 11, 1949 PROGRAMME SOUVENIR - DUKE ELLINGTON LA TOUR QUEBEC 11 SEPT. 1949 What a find... from a French Canadian estate the Original program No.

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Hank Mobley: Poppin' (1957) King Records

Hank Mobley: Poppin' (1957) King Records | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Stereo that never was... Selection: Poppin' - as published, in Stereo Or, as intended: Repeat Selection: Poppin' - channels summed (50/50 "mono") Artists: Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Art Farmer (trumpet) Sonny Clark (piano) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)recorded  October 20th,1957, Hackensack N.J. Music Set your watches please for 1957. Russia launches Sputnik 1,…
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Jazz History Quiz #81

Jazz History Quiz #81 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
This saxophonist – best known for his Blue Note soul-jazz jams of the 1960s – replaced John Coltrane in Earl Bostic’s early R&B/jazz band, played in Max Roach’s band aft…
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The Mighty Arnett Cobb

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Known as the "Wild Man of the Tenor Sax," Arnett Cobb began his recording career with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra in 1943. He quickly became one of the band's stars, and his solos were eagerly awaited by audiences. But Cobb...
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Big Bands only: Count Basie & his Orchestra (1974-Prague)

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L'orchestre de Count Basie à Prague en octobre 1974.

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Mel Tormè With Woody Herman – 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival – Past...

Mel Tormè With Woody Herman – 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival – Past... | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Mel Tormè with Woody Herman - live at The Monterey Jazz Festival 1970 - Gordon Skene Sound Collection - Mel Tormè this weekend. Along with Woody Herman's Third Herd, tearing it up at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival. Dubbed The Velvet Fog for good reason... #albertfinney #christmas #christmasmusic
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Canadian jazz star Paul Bley dies aged 83

Canadian jazz star Paul Bley dies aged 83 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
The jazz pianist was acclaimed for his innovation and virtuosic skills across a six-decade career
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Jazz Plus Plus: Festival de Jazz de Cannes 1958: Sidney Bechet

Jazz Plus Plus: Festival de Jazz de Cannes 1958: Sidney Bechet | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it

Sidney Bechet au Festival de Jazz de Cannes en 1958 avec l'orchestre d'André Reweliotty et avec un All Star.

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Martial Solal et Dave Liebman au Sunside

Martial Solal et Dave Liebman au Sunside | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Réécoutez Martial Solal et Dave Liebman au Sunside de l'émission Jazz Club sur France Musique, radio du groupe Radio France.
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Eddie Harris in Lugano 1989

Eddie Harris in Lugano 1989 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Eddie Harris in Lugano, Switzerland, 1989 The legendary tenor saxophonist, trumpeter, pianist, singer and pioneer-for-a-lot-of-things Eddie Harris is one musician I never saw live, although he sometimes appeared in places not really to far from me. But I was a free jazz only guy at that time and arrogant at that. Happily in my late…
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