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  • Jay Thomas: We Always Knew

    Jay Thomas: We Always Knew

    Legacy is a fleeting notion. It is incomprehensible in real time when a career hits high points, when certain doors open to quantitative opportunity. Jay Thomas can tell you a thing or two about that...

  • Ella Plays Dice

    Ella Plays Dice

    Ella Fitzgerald was eating a piece of pie when the police burst into her dressing room, guns drawn. Nearby, Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonist Illinois Jacquet were playing a game of...

  • Top 10 Moments in Jazz History

    Top 10 Moments in Jazz History

    10. In 1956, while in the throes of kicking his heroin addiction and late for a gig, Miles Davis picks up a small black snake that had wandered into his Missouri home and...

  • Tampere Jazz Happening 2018

    Tampere Jazz Happening 2018

    In Finland, as winter begins and the clocks change, the city of Tampere, a couple hours north of Helsinki, hosts its International Jazz Happening over a long weekend. The world comes to...

  • Meet Roy Hargrove

    Meet Roy Hargrove

    Yeah, with some cats. Especially cats like Ralph Moore. I like playing with Ralph. I remember the first time I played a gig with him was at The Willow, when I was going to Berklee....

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Sandman Project
Royal Family

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Igbó Alákọrin

David Virelles
Igbó Alákọrin

Hello Human

Atlantis Quartet
Hello Human

Ancestros

Francisco Mela
Ancestros

The Bitter Suite

The Marie Goudy...
The Bitter Suite

Ornettiquette

Chris Pasin
Ornettiquette

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Tommy Dorsey
Tommy Dorsey

Trombonist Thomas "Tommy" Dorsey was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the younger brother of famed jazz clarinetist, Jimmy Dorsey. In early years he was equally well-known as both trumpet and trombone... read more

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