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INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Glenn Miller

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Glenn Miller | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it
All About Jazz is celebrating Glenn Miller's birthday today!
Shortly after the beginning of the 20th century, in a small rural Southwestern Iowa town, a boy was born to Elmer and Mattie Lou Miller.
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Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra by Steven Field (thoughts) « A ...

Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra by Steven Field (thoughts) « A ... | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it

Field is an anthropologist by training and jazz musician by inclination; he got involved in the Ghana music scene and spent five years on various projects (cd's, dvd's, tours, etc.). This book grew out of those experiences.

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A Farewell to Jodie Christian from Al Carter-Bey - News

The Chicago DJ pays tribute to the recently departed pianist . . . Every art form has a history of deserving artists who are never recognized. Pianist Jodie Christian (Feb. 2,1932-Feb, 13, 2012) was one of the best kept secrets in jazz, the American classical music within the idiom of jazz.

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underground system afrobeat

underground system afrobeat | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it
Putting their original Brooklynized stamp on the classic afrobeat style, Underground System Afrobeat is a huge band with a huge sound. 4 horns and 7 rhythm players armed and ready to whip any space...
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Interview: Rudy Van Gelder (Part 5)

Interview: Rudy Van Gelder (Part 5) | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it
Before I left Rudy Van Gelder's historic recording studio in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., a few weeks ago, I couldn't resist asking a favor. Rudy's eyebrows went up in agreeable arches.
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CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Chico and Rita (Soundtrack) Featuring Songs Written and Performed by Bebo Valdes

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Chico and Rita (Soundtrack) Featuring Songs Written and Performed by Bebo Valdes | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it

Chico & Rita is an animated film directed by Spanish Oscar-winner Fernando Trueba, along with Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando. An exquisitely drawn story of love inspired by the life of Cuban maestro Bebo Valdés , Chico & Rita takes audiences from the famous Tropicana club in Havana to the Pleyel club in Paris, to Radio City Music Hall in New York to Village Vanguard and Palladium. The film was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award in the category of Best Animated Feature Film, and became the #1 per-theater-average of any film in release after premiering at Angelika Film Center in New York on February 10..

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Paul Williams: Baritone Boogie

Paul Williams: Baritone Boogie | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it

Bebop wasn't a big deal in many parts of the U.S. until 1948 and 1949, when stronger radio signals in New York allowed jazz stations to reach other cities at night and national magazines began picking up on on Dizzy Gillespie's hipster style and novel sound. But just as bebop was outflanking swing, another form of music called jump boogie was gaining ground. By June 1949, this form of dance music would be known in the music press as "rhythm and blues."

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Can a massive jazz museum take root in Chicago? - Chicago Tribune

Can a massive jazz museum take root in Chicago? - Chicago Tribune | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it
Chicago TribuneCan a massive jazz museum take root in Chicago?Chicago TribuneBack in the 1990s, several influential Chicagoans joined forces to try to build a National Jazz Museum here.
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Weekend Wax Bits

Weekend Wax Bits | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it
I'm convinced that Americans are at each other's throats these days because we no longer share music collectively as a culture. Yes, music has never been easier to access through downloads and online CD retailers.
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JANE HARVEY SINGS!

JANE HARVEY SINGS! | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it
Like many other listeners, I knew Jane Harvey as a wonderful singer with a singular voice (its charm immediately apparent) beginning with her 1945 recordings with Benny Goodman, later ones with Zoot Sims and Dick Wellstood, among others.  Although...
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The Jazz Session » The Jazz Session #350: Jimmy Heath

The Jazz Session » The Jazz Session #350: Jimmy Heath | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it
The Jazz Session celebrates its fifth anniversary with one of the giants of the music, saxophonist and composer Jimmy Heath. ... CONTEST: I'm giving away 55 CDs to celebrate the 5th anniversary of The Jazz Session.
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British Trad Jazz Legend Chris Barber Honored with Double-Disc Collection - News

Set includes collaborations with Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Van Morrison, more...
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Unlikely Jazz Venue Flourishing in Laconia - New Hampshire Public Radio

StateImpact New HampshireUnlikely Jazz Venue Flourishing in LaconiaNew Hampshire Public RadioFor example, this weekend Adam Draphco of the Laconia Daily Sun profiled Pitman's Freight Room, which is, of all things, a jazz listening-room in the Lakes...
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Jazz Articles: British Trad Jazz Legend Chris Barber Honored with ...

Trombonist and bass player Chris Barber is the preeminent name in British trad jazz. A fixture on the British music scene since the early 1950s, he has led a number of excellent bands and can be heard alongside countless ...
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National Jazz Museum in Harlem 2012 March Schedule - Grateful Web

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem continues to offer a wide range of top quality free programs, for instance: "Harlem in the Himalayas," our longtime series presented at the Rubin Museum of Art, we’ll have an evening with the new music of the Linda Oh Trio.

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Dusty Groove America - Bill Doggett: Honky Tonk Popcorn (with bonus tracks)

Dusty Groove America - Bill Doggett: Honky Tonk Popcorn (with bonus tracks) | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it
Brazil, latin, soul, jazz, funk, and hip hop on CDs, LPs and 45s. (Now shaking our storefront windows. Almost forgot how great this album is.
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HOW DOES HE DO IT?

HOW DOES HE DO IT? | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it
We expect that someone’s speaking voice is immediately identifiable, a personal signature.  But it seems magical that a pianist, seated at a complex of wires and wooden hammers, does the same thing in a few notes.  Teddy Wilson is one of those...
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Marion Evans on Ted McNabb

Marion Evans on Ted McNabb | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it
One of the finest (and rarest) big band recordings of the late 1950s is Ted McNabb & Co. for Columbia's Epic label.
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Two Fearless New Jazz Records Declare War on Urban Radio - The Atlantic

Two Fearless New Jazz Records Declare War on Urban Radio - The Atlantic | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it
The AtlanticTwo Fearless New Jazz Records Declare War on Urban RadioThe AtlanticTwo liked-minded new jazz discs artfully use some of the negative criticism of black radio as creative fuel.
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Red Holloway dies at 84; versatile L.A. jazz saxophonist | That Eric ...

Red Holloway dies at 84; versatile L.A. jazz saxophonist | That Eric ... | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it
Eric Schneider, left, and Red Holloway perform with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra during a tribute to legendary South Side saxophonist Eddie Johnson at the University of Chicago in 2010. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago ...
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Count Basie in 1962

Once again, it's JazzWax's Friday at the Movies. Today's showing is Jazz Icons' Count Basie Orchestra, filmed in 1962 in Sweden—the complete performance. Hope you have an hour to spare. Thanks to Dick LaPalm for finding it on YouTube...
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A SHRINE FOR HOT MUSIC in ADRIAN, MICHIGAN

A SHRINE FOR HOT MUSIC in ADRIAN, MICHIGAN | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it
Who knew that Nixons’ Music Store in Adrian, Michigan, was the Mecca for hot trumpet swingfans circa 1940?*  But here’s the evidence from the eBay treasure chest:
But how could Feist Music teach anyone that tone?
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“THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE LOOKING AT GOD”: RUBY BRAFF CELEBRATES LOUIS ARMSTRONG

“THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE LOOKING AT GOD”: RUBY BRAFF CELEBRATES LOUIS ARMSTRONG | Jazz from WNMC | Scoop.it
Thanks to Jon-Erik Kellso (who embodies the truths of Louis Armstrong and Ruby Braff) for pointing us to this July 2000 Boston University public radio program where Ruby — with questions from Christopher Lydon — explains what Louis gave us.  And —...
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JIMMY RUSHING, 1958, BRUSSELS: “GOIN’ TO CHICAGO”

Mister Five by Five, absolutely assured, in his prime, at his ease — in front of the Benny Goodman band without the King of Swing, May 1958: What I notice here is a kind of easy conviction: Rushing is not singing at the blues, nor is he working his...
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