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We Three Kings: The Heath Brothers

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

This article was originally published at All About Jazz in 2002. Bundle these three brothers' experiences and associations through their individual and collective careers, and anyone with even the slightest notion of jazz appreciation will indubitably realize the significance of the Heath triumvirat...

Interview: Irma Curry (Part 1)

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Irma Curry may not be a familiar name to you, but in the early 1950s she was a star vocalist in Lionel Hampton's band. In 1962, she recorded a superb album for Columbia called Love Is a Necessary Evil. The...

Machine Learning

I was walking down the warehouse collecting parcels with the new system. The Glasses make everything easier, icons telling you what to pick up and where. A book from section D65, some shoes from section E23. HDMI cables from section B12. An arrow tells you the fastest route through the warehouse, and tells you how […]

Paquito D'Rivera at Mount Vernon Country Club

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Paquito D'Rivera Mount Vernon Country Club Golden, Colorado February 27, 2015 Jazz. Pass it on. That was a big part of what happened Friday night at the Mount Vernon Country Club in the foothills west of jny: Denver. National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master and multiple Grammy winner Paquito D...

Thelonious Monk

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Thelonious Sphere Monk is one of the true great jazz originals. Monk's family moved from North Carolina to jny: New York City while he was still an infant. He began piano lessons around age 12, playing Harlem rent parties then graduating to Harlem clubs such as Minton's Playhouse. Monk often pla...

Ljubojna -- Oliver Josifovski: Neizgasnati Ognishta

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

With the privately commissioned record "Nezgasnati Ognista" (Unextinguished Hearths) Olivier Josifovski, multiinstrumentalist and band leader of band Ljubojna, adds another chapter in his illustrious career. Even though this project may not bear the name Ljubojna on the cover sleeves, it was recorde...

Mamie Smith -- On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom By Dennis McNally

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom Dennis McNally 384 Pages ISBN: #978-1619024496 Counterpoint 2014 Since Samuel Charters The Country Blues (Reinhart) in 1959, beginning, effectively, the serious reportage of American Folk Music, in particular the blues, there have bee...

McCoy Tyner

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Some jazz fans only have a partial acquaintance with McCoy Tyner, that being that "he was Coltrane's pianist." Indeed, it is fairly common to know McCoy Tyner only through his stellar contributions as a sideman in the 1960s, not only with Coltrane but also with m: Wayne Shorter, {{m: Bobb...

Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti (Deluxe Edition)

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

After nearly five years that saw the group release five albums--from 1969's earth- shattering eponymous debut to 1973's less consistent Houses of the Holy (all on Atlantic Records)--and incessant touring that saw the group break numerous attendance records and reach the top of the charts worldwide...

J Geils Band: House Party Live in Germany

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

J. Geils Band House Party: Live in Germany e: Eagle Vision 2015 It's arguable the original lineup of the J. Geils Band remained in its prime all the way from their splendid eponymous debut album through a series of almost equally potent but ever so slightly varied successors in the Sevent...

Bach to Bach: Hopkinson Smith and Isang Enders

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

The sweeping emotional reach of Johann Sebastian Bach's Suites, BWV 1007--1012) cannot be underestimated. Heard performed incandescently on two different instruments helps also. Throw in the Sonatas and Partitas for Violin, BWV 1001-1006, on the lute and you have a Bach free-for-all. Hopkinson Smith J...

Weekend Wax Bits

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Albert Maysles (1926-2015), who with his brother David set new standards for documentary filmmaking starting in the 1960s, died March 5. He was 88. Albert's documentaries included The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit, Monterey Pop, Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens, Concert...

Jazz from Gallery 41 Playlist - Friday, March 06, 2015

Jazz from Gallery 41 Playlist - Friday, March 06, 2015 Streaming 24/7 – Live Broadcasts Monday through Friday Now also carried on iTunes Radio Artist / Song Title / Album Title (Label) Curtis Nowosad / Dialectics / Dialectics (Cellar...Show More Summary

Jazz from Gallery 41 Playlist - Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Jazz from Gallery 41 Playlist - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Streaming 24/7 – Live Broadcasts Monday through Friday Now also carried on iTunes Radio Artist / Song Title / Album Title (Label) John Abercrombie / 39 Steps / 39 Steps (ECM)...Show More Summary

PODCAST: Functional drugs and mystikal orgasms

If you enjoyed our recent trip down fauxmemory lane with The Ceyleib People then you should like this lysergic look at mid-late 60s pop. Tracks IDs go in the track hole (the comments box!). 20JFG – Functional drugs and mystikal orgasms   gif via yoursunnygirlfriend

Music Matters and Blue Note's 75th: Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Those deep collectors of classic Blue Note titles are already well aware of Music Matters' impressive catalog of reissue titles going back to 2007. Aside from a vintage era release with Van Gelder in the dead wax, these reissues have been the gold standard for hearing Blue Note's iconic classics in...

The Fred Hersch Trio at FlynnSpace

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

The Fred Hersch Trio FlynnSpace Burlington, Vermont February 27, 2015 Even when FlynnSpace is completely sold out, as it was February 27th for The Fred Hersch Trio, this downstairs venue never feels crowded. The audience is usually seated, as it was for this frigid Friday night, on three sides of a...

Benny Goodman -- Jazz on Film: Caveat Emptor

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

There are good documentaries about jazz. A person can see the films listed onA this siteA and walk away without reaching for the gas pipe. But, asA the furor around the film Whiplash (well, to jazz people it was furor) reminds us, it's wise to keep the bar low. When Hollywood does jazz, it should st...

Interview: Debbie Harry

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

In my "Anatomy of a Song" column for the Arena section of today's Wall Street Journal, I lay out how exactly Blondie's Heart of Glass was written and recorded, and what helped the song soar to #1 on Billboard's Hot...

V’Ger

20JFG have been vibing on Ariel Kalma since way back in the pre-recession non-stop Bacchanalian dance party that was 2007.  We picked RVNG’s LP of unreleased recordings by Kalma in our 2014 year end round up and here he is again, on RVNG, collaborating with fellow synth voyager Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. Recorded in a remote part […]

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