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Album Review

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington Copenhagen 1958 (Bonus: After Hours 1950)

Read "Duke Ellington Copenhagen 1958 (Bonus: After Hours 1950)" reviewed by Jack Kenny


Duke Ellington hated flying so, in 1958, Ellington and Co sailed into Southampton UK to prepare for a tour of Europe. Before going on to Copenhagen, Ellington completed a tour of the UK, taking in Leeds where he met Queen Elizabeth, an event which eventually resulted in the “Queen's Suite." Earlier in the year, his strange obsession with royalty had produced a piece for Princess Margaret, “Princess Blue'" The band was particularly strong in this part of its ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Brass Players: Clark Terry, Rob Mazurek and More

Read "Brass Players: Clark Terry, Rob Mazurek and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This vintage episode of The Outer View from November 9, 2021, features all brass players, trumpeters, trombonists, and a tuba player. Musicians heard on the program include Clark Terry, Rob Mazurek, Steve Turre, Sarah Wilson, Bob Stewart, and Terence Blanchard. Playlist Henry Theadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Joe McPhee Po Music “Oleo" from Oleo & A Future Retrospective (Hat Art) ...

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Album Review

Thelonious Monk: Brilliant Corners

Read "Brilliant Corners" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Writing about being “lost for words" is not the ideal way of starting a review, but it may be the plain truth. Perhaps Thelonious Monk is an acquired taste. Perhaps not. Whatever the case, this particular release of Brilliant Corners is just that--brilliant.The whole package is superb and really defines Craft Recordings “Small Batch" vinyl series. The technical literature accompanying the recording says “Each edition is cut from its original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman and pressed on ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Learning the Art of Jazz, Part 1

Read "Learning the Art of Jazz, Part 1" reviewed by Monk Rowe


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Album Review

Clark Terry: This Could Be The Start Of Something Big! - Clark Terry Plays TV Themes

Read "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big! - Clark Terry Plays TV Themes" reviewed by Ken Dryden


The late NEA Jazz Master Clark Terry was known for his brilliant playing and sense of humor, the latter which first came into wide recognition when he introduced his “Mumbles" routine in two original blues on the album Oscar Peterson Trio + 1—Clark Terry (Mercury, 1964). By the early 1970s, he was well established and had briefly led a big band as well, though his primary focus remained on small groups. This previously unissued session of television themes was suggested ...

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Film Review

Clark Terry: Keep On Keepin' On

Read "Clark Terry: Keep On Keepin' On" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Clark Terry Keep On Keepin' On RADiUS-TWC 2014 Produced by Quincy Jones and Paula Dupre' Pesmen with first time filmmaker Al Hicks the multiple award winning documentary Keep On Keepin' On brings an intimate view into the extraordinary friendship between trumpet great Clark Terry and aspiring young pianist Justin Kauflin. The film begins with what seems like a simple teacher/student session. But there's something different about the setting. Terry is almost bedridden, wearing a robe ...

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Book Review

Clark Terry with Gwen Terry: Clark - The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Read "Clark Terry with Gwen Terry: Clark - The Autobiography of Clark Terry" reviewed by Florence Wetzel


Clark: The Autobiography of Clark TerryClark Terry with Gwen TerryHardcover; 344 pagesISBN: 9780520268463University of California Press2011There are many sad stories in jazz. Cornetist Joe Oliver lost his embouchure and ended up working as a janitor in a pool hall, singer Billie Holiday was arrested on her deathbed, trumpeter Lee Morgan was killed on stage by his enraged common-law wife--and that's just the tip of the iceberg. In contrast ...


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