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    Courtney Pine: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

    Courtney Pine didn't pick up his beloved tenor saxophone for more than a decade, until an album exploring the black British experience demanded it. The multi-instrumentalist eschewed the horn on...

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    Rufus Reid doesn't play standards, as much as he is the standard, a well of knowledge and wisdom that this bassist was fortunate to sit down with one afternoon....

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    Denys Baptiste: Making the Late Trane Accessible

    Even the most avowed John Coltrane disciples among us would admit to grappling with some of the albums he released in the couple of years before his death—the likes of Ascension, Sun Ship and Om...

  • European Jazz Conference 2017

    European Jazz Conference 2017

    The snow-capped mountains flanking Ljubljana form a natural border between Slovenia and Italy and provided a picturesque backdrop to the 4th annual European Jazz Conference. For the record...

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    Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs,...

    Marching bands, ragtime music, and the blues, were all well-entrenched and spreading up the Mississippi River Valley from New Orleans at the beginning of the twentieth century...

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