The ten best jazz drummers of all time?

Jon Solomon | October 14, 2013 | 9:00am Continues HERE Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. If you want anything jazz-related published here (free of charge) then please email me at tonya.balgores@talktalk.net and/or you can leave a message on +44(0) 7734 […]

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Ten Quintessential Bassists

My list of influential bass players and records that I dig. There are obviously people not on this list that should be,* but I had to choose ten, so what can you do? peace, love, & music, Alana Rocklin Continues HERE Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I […]

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The Reel-to-Reel Deal. Why analog-obsessed audiophiles are returning to reel-to-reel

Audiophiles are notorious for embracing dated technologies, but their latest move might leave some wondering if they’ve lost their marbles. Incredibly, the audio world is seeing the resurgence of a product that declined decades ago and practically disappeared from the market around the early 2000s: the reel-to-reel tape deck. Forty years ago, a reel-to-reel deck […]

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RECORDINGS NEWS: Duke Ellington

Details HERE Please click HERE to find out how to get your MUSIC press releases published here Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. If you want anything jazz-related published here (free of charge) then please email me at tonya.balgores@talktalk.net and/or you […]

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RECORDINGS NEWS: Duke Ellington / Money Jungle

OK Get all the details HERE Please click HERE to find out how to get your MUSIC press releases published here Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. If you want anything jazz-related published here (free of charge) then please email me […]

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RECORDINGS NEWS: Duke Ellington / Money Jungle

Get all the details HERE Please click HERE to find out how to get your MUSIC press releases published here Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. If you want anything jazz-related published here (free of charge) then please email me at […]

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Oscar Peterson – Classic Album Selection – Oscar Peterson (5CD Box Set)

A new batch of 5in1 box sets celebrating legendary jazz artists from the Verve catalogue.This run includes Chick Corea, Ella Fitzgerald, Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson and Billie Holiday.These sets are CDs in wallets housed in a slipcase. 1. Lester Leaps In – Peterson, Oscar   2. Easy Does It – […]

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Ella Fitzgerald – Classic Album Selection – Ella Fitzgerald (5CD Box Set)

A new batch of 5in1 box sets celebrating legendary jazz artists from the Verve catalogue.This run includes Chick Corea, Ella Fitzgerald, Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson and Billie Holiday.These sets are CDs in wallets housed in a slipcase.   1. Little White Lies   2. You Hit The Spot   3. What’s Your […]

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Terry Riley In C – which one ?

Short thread, but a worthy one nonetheless HERE Epilogue Hi. I’m Tony Andrews and I am Contributing Editor / Jazz here. I hope you found the above interesting. If you want anything jazz-related published here (free of charge) then please email me at tonya.balgores@talktalk.net and/or you can leave a message on +44(0) 7734 816 345 […]

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NICHOLAS PAYTON: In conversation

New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge him on his views, is hardly lost for words. His outspoken nature has allowed him […]

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The Complete Thelonious Monk Quartet Columbia Studio Recordings (6CD) by Thelonious Monk

After nearly a decade of historic, career-defining LPs for top jazz independent labels Blue Note, Prestige and Riverside from 1952 to 1961, piano colossus Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) arrived in 1962 at Columbia, the first and only major record label affiliation of his career. There he released six masterful, distinctive albums (all produced by Teo Macero) […]

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Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1969 – review by John Fordham

“When this Miles Davis group came to the Hammersmith Odeon in 1969, the post-match disputes the jazz equivalent of the Dylan electric guitars controversy, over whether this fusion bombshell was jazz any more stretched from the exits to the tube station and long into the night. This three-CD/DVD package from that European tour provides all […]

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Billie Holiday: Lady Day: The Master Takes And Singles (4CD Box Set)

This repackaged 4CD/80 track set collects highlights from Billie Holiday’s 1933-1944 tenure on Columbia, housed within a hardback book case. The enclosed book includes an incisive essay by Village Voice critic Gary Giddins, which provides context to those unfamiliar with Holiday’s unique story. Disc: 1 1. I Wished On the Moon – Billie Holiday with […]

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DINAH WASHINGTON: Back to the Blues – Parlophone/ PurePleasure vinyl

Audiophile Audition / Jeff Krow writes ….. Towards the end of her career, songstress Dinah Washington was panned by some critics for recording weak pop music with overly commercial string backing. Washington’s inimitable voice overcame these limitations but her reputation still suffered. Recorded a little over a year before her tragic death at age 39, […]

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Byard Lancaster: From A Love Supreme to The Sex Machine – by Clifford Allen.

“From A Love Supreme to The Sex Machine” is reedman Byard Lancaster’s personal aesthetic mantra, something that recalls the theme of the Charles Moffett tune “Avant-garde Got Soul Too.” Free jazz and creative improvisation historically have not often been viewed as the music of the people, but the idea behind the term ‘avant-garde’ is that […]

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JOHN COLTRANE: European Tour 1962 (10 CD Box Set)

We are told: Le Chant du Monde present the second volume of JohnColtrane live in Europe, here compiling together sixconcerts from the 1962 tour – Paris, Stockholm, Helsinki,Copenhagen, Graz and Milan. A superb opportunity for the listener to fully immersethemselves in the work of this greatest of jazz icons, overnumerous versions of the core body […]

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Rutgers University, N.J, April 15th 1969 (2CD)

Recorded live for FM broadcast in the spring of 1969, this superb set captures the legendary jazz drummer putting his band through their paces on a series of incendiary extended tracks. Featuring the young Woody Shaw on trumpet, as well as Carlos Garnett (tenor saxophone), George Cables (piano) and Scotty Holt (bass), it’s presented here […]

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