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Nathan Davis Quintet: The Hip Walk

Read "Nathan Davis Quintet: The Hip Walk" reviewed by Ken Dryden

There are numerous examples of talented American jazz musicians who had long careers but were overlooked by critics, broadcasters and much of the jazz audience, often because they spent decades as full time jazz educators, which limited their opportunities to tour in support of their recordings. Nathan Davis, primarily known as a tenor and soprano saxophonist, though he was also a fine flautist and clarinetist, falls into that category, though part of the reason he is lesser known is that ...

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Jazz Quanta June

Read "Jazz Quanta June" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Francy Boland Playing With the Trio Schema 2013 Duke Ellington's rare trio recordings are always a treat. Money Jungle (United Artist, 1963) a trio session Ellington made with bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Max Roach is readily memorable. The big band leader Ellington was clearly able to hold his own in the smaller, more intimate, trio format. More than that, Ellington easily displayed his orchestral thinking even in the company of such ...

Album Review

Clarke - Boland Sextet: Swing Im Bahnhof

Read "Swing Im Bahnhof" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Protagonista di questo disco da tempo introvabile, è un medio organico estratto dalla big band diretta da Kenny Clarke e Francy Boland, che dal 1961 al 1972 operò in Europa, caratterizzandosi tra le massime orchestre mainstream dell'epoca. Introdotto dal famoso attore e mimo francese Marcel Marceau, il sestetto inaugurava il 25 settembre 1965 un centro d'arte a Rolandseck, vicino Bonn, presentando un accattivante repertorio profumato di aromi centro e sudamericani, tra musiche caraibiche e bossa nova. Il percorso ...

Album Review

Francy Boland - Kenny Clarke - Jimmy Woode: Playing with the Trio

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È davvero encomiabile l'attività dell'etichetta milanese Ishtar, che affianca alla produzione di artisti contemporanei un pregevole lavoro di riedizione di album da tempo introvabili. Ora, sotto il marchio della sussidiaria Schema Rearward, pubblica un raro disco del trio di Francy Boland con Kenny Clarke e Jimmy Woode che già all'epoca (parliamo del 1967) ebbe scarsa diffusione in Italia. Francy Boland è scomparso, semidimenticato, il 12 agosto 2005 all'età 75 anni. Negli anni sessanta fu uno dei ...

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Pianist, composer Francy Boland dies at 75

Pianist, composer Francy Boland dies at 75

Source: All About Jazz

GENEVA - Belgian jazz pianist and composer Francy Boland died in Geneva, aged 75, a statement from the Jazz Labo society of Fribourg said.

Born in Namur on November 6, 1929, Boland began learning piano at the age of eight and studied at the Music Conservatory in Liege. He began his jazz career in 1949 and joined Chet Baker's quintet in 1955.

Moving to the United States, Boland wrote arrangements for Count Basie and Benny Goodman and formed an octet ...



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