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Like free jazz, this interview arose spontaneously from an informal "how are you doin'" telephone conversation between saxophonist Dave Liebman and All About Jazz contributor Vic Schermer.By Victor L. Schermer
When we placed a call from New York to Los Angeles in the early part of 2021, the articulate and vibrant drummer Roy McCurdy answered and quickly connected us back to the 1950s. He told us about his hometown of Rochester, New York, his early days performing with...By Scott Gudell
Miles Davis once said you could tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker. You might want to add John Coltrane, you might even want to add Davis. But however you cut it, saxophones and trumpets have been...By Chris May
Jazz and classical musicians have long had a troubled relationship with pop music. (By "pop music," I mean all styles outside of classical and jazz—country, rock, hip-hop, rap, etc.By Kurt Ellenberger
What can you say about music icon Chick Corea that hasn't already been said? His past, his career has been honored, dissected, and revered. As it should be. A composer and pianist of unparalleled skills and accomplishments, Corea's place in music history continues to plateau.By Jim Worsley
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