Columbia Studio Albums Collection 1955-1966 (19CD Box Set) by The Dave Brubeck Quartet

CD1 1. Audrey 2. Jeepers Creepers 3. Pennies From Heaven 4. Why Do I Love You? 5. Stompin’ For Mili 6. Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now 7. A Fine Romance 8. Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? CD2 1. Ode To A Cowboy [2011 Remaster] [Version] 2. Summer Song [2011 Remaster] [Version] 3. Yonder For […]

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Modern day female jazz recommendations?

We all know the classics from decades ago. What are your favorite your more contemporary female jazz singers of today?  Living close to Nashville I have the opportunity to see and hear a lot of up and coming artists. Nashville is NOT just country music by a long shot. I’ll start with Diana Krall…. MORE

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Charlie Christian: The Original Guitar Genius – By Chris May

     Here is an extract from a fine piece by Chris May: The New Orleans cornetist Buddy Bolden—active in the early 1900s—won his reputation as a founding father of jazz without leaving any recorded evidence of his talent. His epoch-shaping stature is based entirely on folklore, the testimony of a few contemporaries, and a […]

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Kayla Taylor – In Conversation

SUSAN FRANCES: Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Kayla Taylor is a southern gal who, when it comes to torch songs and jazz standards, can sing with the best and surpass them.  Her new CD ‘You’d Be Surprised’ is the follow up to her 2005 release ‘A Night at Pacific & Vine’ and features a sophisticated array […]

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DANNY THOMPSON: Bass player for the greats

Martin Chilton (The Telegraph) writes as follows: Danny Thompson is celebrating his 75th birthday with a series of concerts with musical collaborators such as Richard Thompson and Donovan. Here the acoustic bass maestro talks about his varied career playing with folk and jazz greats and pop stars such as Kate Bush and Cliff Richard Continue […]

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DAN CRAY TRIO: 10 Questions from Chicago Jazz Magazine

Chicago area native Dan Cray is perhaps best known as leader of the Dan Cray Trio. In an era when jazz gigs are hard to come by and musicians gravitate toward whatever opportunities come their way, the trio was a part of the Chicago jazz scene for a remarkable 10 years. Cray has spent the […]

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Daniel Rosenboom – Fire Keeper

Fiona Orde-Shrimpton: To say Daniel Rosenboom is no ordinary jazz trumpeter, is no exaggeration. His father, David Rosenboom is currently Dean, Richard Seaver Distinguished Chair in Music at the California Institute of the Arts (and has been at CalArts since 1990), and having a first trumpet teacher in the form of Wadada Leo Smith, where […]

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Art Pepper – ‘The Complete Art Pepper at Ronnie…

The Complete Art Pepper at Ronnie Scott’s 1980′  (7xLP box set including 16 page booklet) (Including seventeen performances previously unavailable along with all the tracks on the two Mole Jazz albums Blues For The Fisherman and True Blues) “Art Pepper was booked to appear at Ronnie Scott’s during the last two weeks of June 1980  […]

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Atlantic Jazz Legends (20 CD) Box Set

  They tell us ….. 20 classic jazz albums from the iconic label at a great price! To a whole generation of listeners, the name Atlantic actually means Atlantic Jazz.  From the mid-1950s, the label founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson started a separate series to embrace what was then called “modern […]

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WYNTON MARSALIS: It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got swing

    Being with Wynton Marsalis is always an education. He’s happiest when he can enthuse about something, or learn something new from whoever he’s speaking to. Right now, sitting over lunch in a Japanese restaurant in New York, he’s off on the topic of jazz’s Anglo-Celtic roots. “Those folk songs and hymns the slaves […]

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ECM: In search of free jazz and free expression

  Manfred Eicher discusses his genre-defying label ECM, home of Keith Jarrett, Arvo Pärt and priceless recordings of free jazz greats. On 9 July Manfred Eicher will be 70. He does not look his age, more like an amiable ascetic with a tidy moustache, medium-length grey hair, dressed in a shirt and jeans. Not a […]

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Jiyoung Lee – Snobs, Addicts & Royalty

Ian Patterson writes:  Jiyoung Lee, pianist/keyboardist and leader of Korean jazz-funk sextet Jazz Snobs Funk Addicts probably has to pinch herself from time to time. Encouraged from a young age by her parents to pursue a life as a classical pianist, Lee instead opted for the greater expressive freedom—and the economic uncertainty— offered by jazz. […]

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JOHN COLTRANE: European Tour 1961 (7CD Box Set)

We are told ….. To mark the 50th anniversary of his death, theFrench Le Chant du Monde label release the mostcomplete set so far of the much-bootlegged 1961European Tour. The box set contains all extant material from the shows in Paris, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Stockholm and also includes (unlike other sets onthe market) the 27th […]

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MAYNARD FERGUSON: Live From San Francisco (CD)

    Reissue of Ferguson’s acclaimed live performance form 1983. Features original cover art. Contains new liner notes from noted Ferguson aficionado Eric Palmquist. BY 1983, MAYNARD FERGUSON HAD CONQUERED JAZZ, TELEVISION, THE POP CHARTS AND EVEN PLAYED THE CLOSING CEREMONIES OF THE 1976 OLYMPICS. His Storm release from that year brought him back to […]

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