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Live jazz Amsterdam | What's up with Amsterdam

Live jazz Amsterdam | What's up with Amsterdam | jazz writing | Scoop.it
The first jazz musicians who arrived in Amsterdam were black American soldiers, jammin' away with this strange music that no-one had ever heard before.
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Australian jazz legend Graeme Bell dies | Groove Notes

Australian jazz legend Graeme Bell dies | Groove Notes | jazz writing | Scoop.it
Graeme Bell, one of the pioneers of jazz in Australia, and a bandleader and pianist that made over 1500 recordings during a span of 70 years, passed away yesterday at ...
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Jumping off the page - Winnipeg Free Press

Jumping off the page - Winnipeg Free Press | jazz writing | Scoop.it

Lest you think this publishing schedule too lax, know that in this time he also translated two books of poetry with theatre maven Per Brask and collaborated with jazz pianist/improviser Marilyn Lerner on two...

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A jazz era tale shortlisted for Man Booker Prize - The National

A jazz era tale shortlisted for Man Booker Prize - The National | jazz writing | Scoop.it

A jazz era tale that's more than the sum of its parts gets shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. When her publisher rejected its immediate follow-up - a book she says she might revisit one day - she considered quitting writing altogether.

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On Women in Jazz (Criticism) - THE GIG

On Women in Jazz (Criticism) - THE GIG | jazz writing | Scoop.it
This month’s column tackles the subject of female jazz criticism, and especially the lack thereof — not a new issue by any stretch, but one worth considering anew. I’m not going to rehash my argument here, but I’d like to expand on one aspect of it.
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Art, Soul & Money

Art, Soul & Money | jazz writing | Scoop.it
Once you get that two-way energy thing going, everyone benefits hugely. - James Taylor

We each have a unique sign of desperation. We are what we do, yet we do need to eat. Everyone knows there ...
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Fuse Jazz Feature: Exploring the Spirit of John Coltrane's Music, On ...

Fuse Jazz Feature: Exploring the Spirit of John Coltrane's Music, On ... | jazz writing | Scoop.it
I've been listening to Coltrane's music pretty steadily since the mid-seventies, and I was interested in reading what critics and scholars had to say about my favorite jazz musician and composer. Indeed, “Saint Coltrane” is how I've always ...
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Embers-Grand Performances Presents A Jazz Poetry Opera | PoetrIE.net

Embers-Grand Performances Presents A Jazz Poetry Opera | PoetrIE.net | jazz writing | Scoop.it
Grand Performances, Presents Embers A Jazz Poetry Opera (EMBERS - Poetry Jazz Opera -
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Canberra Jazz blog: The family according to James (DHJF-6)

Canberra Jazz blog: The family according to James (DHJF-6) | jazz writing | Scoop.it
Jonathon's writing is spare in melody with bass-aware grooves. This was quite a highlight, and the rain held off for a decent and appreciative audience. The Jonathan Zwartz Ensemble comprises JZ (bass), Matt McMahon ...
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Friday 17th June

Friday 17th June | jazz writing | Scoop.it
the gathered thoughts of Richard Pinnell (Friday 17th June: Another fine release of improvised music on the Another Timbre label tonight then, and another...)...
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Jazz Profiles: Chet Baker: The Comeback

Jazz Profiles: Chet Baker: The Comeback | jazz writing | Scoop.it
Much like the Universe, the miracle of Jazz lies in its variety. Hearing Jazz played by one musician or by one group is just that; hearing Jazz played once. Jazz is infinite and only falls into two, broad categories: good Jazz and bad Jazz.
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Feinstein will judge Keystone Prize « Seven Kitchens Press

... the Hayden Carruth Award for his poetry collection Misterioso. Recent books include a memoir, Black Pearls: Improvisations on Recovered Memory, and a collection of interviews, Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz & Literature.
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TAD's Back-Up Plan: Non-fiction "also-rans" (Part 4)

+ THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ, Richard Cook & Brian Morton -- There's some wonderful writing here about albums by jazz greats Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Billy Holliday, Lester Young, ...
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Poet Lisa Brimmer explores jazz | State of the Arts

Poet Lisa Brimmer explores jazz | State of the Arts | jazz writing | Scoop.it
Encouraged by local jazz musicians, Twin Cities poet Lisa Brimmer finds freedom in improvisation. She performs tonight with High Society at St. Paul's Black Dog Cafe.
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Don't Call Him Beat - Santa Cruz News

Don't Call Him Beat - Santa Cruz News | jazz writing | Scoop.it

“Don’t call me a Beat—I never was a Beat poet,” Lawrence Ferlinghetti declares flatly in Ferlinghetti, filmmaker Christopher Felver’s 2009 documentary

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Jack Kerouac- American Haiku

Jack Kerouac reading "American Haiku" a number of original Haiku read to some jazz riffs

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Nice Work If We Can Get It: Women Writing on Jazz | Nextbop

Nice Work If We Can Get It: Women Writing on Jazz | Nextbop | jazz writing | Scoop.it

...when I read music journalist Nate Chinen’s recent piece on the lack of women writing critically about jazz, I couldn’t resist the opportunity. Not to rebut (he’s actually a strong proponent for female journalists, and a thoughtful querier of why there is such inadequacy in the field), but to offer my perspective in hopes of shedding some light on the matter.

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Technique and Discovery

Technique and Discovery | jazz writing | Scoop.it

by Dave Cordes: " ...fixation on technique can lead to creative paralysis. It can feel like we don’t deserve to say anything until we know exactly what to say and how to say it -- or, in music, that the sounds we create don’t deserve to be heard by others until they are perfect."

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“Ray’s Kind of Jazz” Writer Aaron Cohen To Be Honored At ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards : Ray Charles

“Ray’s Kind of Jazz” Writer Aaron Cohen To Be Honored At ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards : Ray Charles | jazz writing | Scoop.it

Writer and Ray Charles fan Aaron Cohen will be honored at the 43rd Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music. The writer, based in Chicago, won the important award for the article “Ray’s Kind Of Jazz”, published in the October 2010 edition of Downbeat Magazine.

 

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JazzWrap | A Jazz Music Blog: Daniel Levin: Inner Landscape

JazzWrap | A Jazz Music Blog: Daniel Levin: Inner Landscape | jazz writing | Scoop.it
His recordings (both in duo, trio and quartet settings) have been some of the most inventive and challenging in improvised music. It is amazing to think that after seven albums as leader that he has never recorded a solo ...
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Review: Peter Kenneally reviews In Cahoots by Inside Out | extempore

Review: Peter Kenneally reviews In Cahoots by Inside Out | extempore | jazz writing | Scoop.it
Peter Kenneally reviews In Cahoots by Paul Williamson's ensemble Inside Out. But wait... it's in the form of a sestina, and breathtaking. A little bit like the way he describes the music on this CD
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StompBeast: TWITTER + IMPROVISED MUSIC = ?

StompBeast: TWITTER + IMPROVISED MUSIC = ? | jazz writing | Scoop.it
TWITTER + IMPROVISED MUSIC = ♥? If there is to be a brave new world, our generation is going to have the hardest time living in it. Chancellor Gorkon, Star Trek VI. The Beast made up for missing the Michael Formanek ...
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Miles Davis plays to 600000 people at the Isle of Wight - The Guardian

Miles Davis plays to 600000 people at the Isle of Wight - The Guardian | jazz writing | Scoop.it
The GuardianMiles Davis plays to 600000 people at the Isle of Wight -The Guardian - In the music that day, however, there were no compromises or concessions: this was still authentic improvised music, and the squawks and gibbers from the electronic...
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Jazz's generation game

Jazz's generation game | jazz writing | Scoop.it
YOU have it or you don't, and Betty Carter had it. Back in 1996, her performance at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival in Victoria was something special and will long be remembered by those lucky enough to be there.
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Spotify Sunday: Some Pieces of a Man - Spectator.co.uk

Spotify Sunday: Some Pieces of a Man - Spectator.co.uk | jazz writing | Scoop.it
New York Daily NewsSpotify Sunday: Some Pieces of a ManSpectator.co.ukHere he raises awareness for another revolutionary, Mumia Abu Jamal, whose dedication to countercultural groups such as the Black Panthers and John Africa's MOVE organisation...
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