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Jazz Fiction

Elvin's Waiting

Read "Elvin's Waiting" reviewed by Michael J. Williams


This article was originally published in Turbula.net in 2004. Behind the Viking Lounge Is there a swimming pool        and a garden where they hold summer fish fries Families living in the building        know and love each other                They have parties year round                        just among themselves    ...

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Radio

50th Anniversary Blue Notes (September 1969) & More

Read "50th Anniversary Blue Notes (September 1969) & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn


First show of the month and that means September Blue Note 50th anniversary celebrations of sessions by Elvin Jones, Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter and Candido. In honor of Blue Note's 80th anniversary we go way back in the vault to continue our numerical issue 78 rpm retrospective— this time BN-13 from Sidney Bechet. There's 21st century music from trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, UK pianist Sarah Tandy & bassist Per Mathisen (with wicked guitar work from Ulf Wakenius!). Along the way, a ...

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Book Review

Jazz from Detroit

Read "Jazz from Detroit" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Jazz from Detroit Mark Stryker 342 pages ISBN: 978-0472074266 University of Michigan Press 2019 When music journalist Mark Stryker left the Detroit Free Press in 2016, yet another casualty of the ineluctable downsizing occurring at news outlets all over the country, jazz fans throughout metro Detroit feared they were losing a trusted voice, one that had edified listeners across the jazz and classical music spectrum for twenty years. But fortunately, this didn't mean ...

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Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: September 1968

Read "Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: September 1968" reviewed by Marc Cohn


This week we celebrate Blue Note sessions that are 50 years old this month by Lee Morgan, Elvin Jones, Duke Pearson, Eddie Gale, Jack Wilson & The 3 Sounds. But we start with two tracks from trombonist, vocalist and Baton Rouge native David L. Harris who appeared at Chorum Hall in Baton Rouge on September 7th with a tribute to Nat King Cole (who will have his centennial in 2019). Playlist David L. Harris “DJ's Induction" ...

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Film Review

Elvin Jones: Jazz Machine

Read "Elvin Jones: Jazz Machine" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Elvin Jones Jazz Machine View Video 2009 Elvin Jones may have established himself as one of the greatest drummers of all time, but equally important to him was his nurturing of young musicians. His Jazz Machine opened the door to several upcoming musicians, including Delfeayo Marsalis, Antoine Roney and Ravi Coltrane. He characteristically took delight in their playing, thus forging an emphatic bond. His attitude also served to enrich the music of the ...

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Film Review

Elvin Jones: Jazz Machine

Read "Elvin Jones: Jazz Machine" reviewed by Graham L. Flanagan


Elvin Jones Jazz Machine View Video 2008 Some might argue that Elvin Jones was, along with Art Blakey, one of the top two hard bop jazz drummers of all time. In the '60s, he cemented his legend on numerous John Coltrane recordings and performances and what might be Jones' most-underrated work also emerged during that decade: trios and quartets under the leadership of guitarist Grant Green featuring organist Larry Young and a trio ...

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Album Review

Elvin Jones Jazz Machine: The Truth: Heard Live at the Blue Note

Read "The Truth: Heard Live at the Blue Note" reviewed by John Kelman


Recorded five years before his passing earlier this year, The Truth: Heard Live at the Blue Note paints a picture of Elvin Jones before ill health weakened his powerful and individual style. With an expanded version of his Jazz Machine that includes saxophonist Antoine Roney, trombonist Robin Eubanks, trumpeter Darren Barrett, pianist Carlos McKinney, long-time musical companion and bassist Gene Perla, and guest saxophonist Michael Brecker on two tracks, Jones' signature polyrhythmic approach and muscular sound are in full evidence. ...


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