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1970 - Duke Ellington plays the Beatles

Duke Ellington et son orchestre jouent la musique des Beatles en 1970.
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Le Duke et sa troupe enregistrés le 23 février 1970 jouent un medley des Beatles. La bande son a été enregistrée le jour précédent.

Johnny Hodges décédera quelques semaines plus tard...

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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

Fresh Sound, la mémoire vive, avec Jordi Pujol | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
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 –...

Julie London With The Bobby Troup Trio – Live In New York 1956 –... | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
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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Audio: The Cookers - - AMR Jazz festival 2016

Audio: The Cookers - - AMR Jazz festival 2016 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Empruntant leur nom au mythique album de Freddie Hubbard enregistré en 1965, " The Cookers " est une réunion de légendes du jazz, compagnons de route de Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, etc…, la liste est longue !
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Billy Harper, saxophone ténor. 
Eddie Henderson, trompette. Donald Harrison, saxophone alto. David Weiss, trompette.
George Cables, piano.
 Cecil McBee, contrebasse. Billy Hart, batterie.
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Great Encounters #45: Miles and Monk at Newport, 1955

Great Encounters #45:  Miles and Monk at Newport, 1955 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
“Great Encounters” are book excerpts that chronicle famous encounters among twentieth-century cultural icons. This edition offers two accounts of the events surrounding Miles Davis and…
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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

R.I.P. Sir Charles Thompson | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
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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Audio: The Kenny Garrett Quintet au festival jazz de Cully 2016

Audio: The Kenny Garrett Quintet au festival jazz de Cully 2016 | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Considéré comme lʹun des plus grands saxophonistes alto au monde, Kenny Garrett, soliste volcanique, partisan dʹune musique à lʹirrésistible pulsion rythmique, a su conquérir des générations de mélomanes avec un son musclé, entraînant, point de conjonction entre un jazz populaire et une scène plus sophistiquée et expérimentale.
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Kenny Garrett (saxophone alto & soprano) – Vernell Brown (piano) – Corcoran Holt (basse) – Marcus Baylor (batterie) – Rudy Bird (percussions)
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Charles Mingus – Live In Oslo – 1970 – Past Daily Downbeat

Charles Mingus – Live In Oslo – 1970 – Past Daily Downbeat | Jazz Plus | Scoop.it
Charles Mingus sextet - live at the Newport Jazz Festival, Oslo - October 1970 - Recorded by Norwegian Radio - Past Daily Downbeat.
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