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So, we can start with a question? Name me another musician who played with both Ted Fio Rito and (maybe) Frank Zappa? Aside from Jimmy Zito. Time's up. No, it's not some kind of trick question. I doubt there was another. But wait a second, Jimmy Who? Even if you're a trumpet devotee...By Richard J Salvucci | History of Jazz
This interview is the first in a series to feature the Carlton-Macpherson-Pass-Valenti quartet from Australia: Jessica Carlton, Alana Macpherson, Kate Pass and Talya Valenti. They formed a quartet in 2021 with...By Jane Kozhevnikova | Interview
Of all the artists to emerge from the overbaked "UK jazz explosion" of recent years, Ezra Collective are arguably the greatest crossover success—based on Spotify stats and tour bookings, anyway. And while the juggernaut of early hype may have worn itself out...By Rob Garratt | Interview
The voice, tone, phrasing--in effect, the signature sound of the saxophone has distinguished a number of artists. The late Wayne Shorter, having just passed away at 89...By Doug Hall | Profile
Four short years ago I had the pleasure of attending and putting pen to paper (well, not literally anymore) about Sam First, Los Angeles' hottest new jazz, haunt, which had made a splash on the city's jazz scene. Subsequent visits further validated the hip vibe of modernism combined with vintage jazz.By Jim Worsley | SoCal Jazz
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