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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Albert "Tootie" Heath: Class Personified

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Albert “Tootie" Heath is among the drummers who lived--and thrived--during what many call the golden age of jazz, the '40s, '50, early '60s. He's enjoyed the fruits of a varied and historic career, but never stayed put. Just kept working. He admires the musicians of today and the direction of jazz. The jny: Philadelphia native extols ...

ARTICLE: FROM FAR AND WIDE

Guitarist Tomas Janzon Basks in Bassists

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Guitarist Tomas Janzon Basks in Bassists

Players who lead trios and duos featuring a bassist tend to stick with one. Tomas Janzon is happy with Essiet Essiet, 56, drummer Art Blakey's last bassist.

Yet, “There are so many extraordinary bassists in New York," the Big Apple-based Swedish guitarist tells me, “that I am happy ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival

13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival

13th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival-Jazz: A Music of the Spirit, March 30 until April 30, 2012 presented by the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium. This music series is New York City's longest continuously running grassroots festival dedicated to jazz. More than 500 artists will be performing in 40 events at venues from Coney Island to Williamsburg ...

ARTICLE: HIGHLY OPINIONATED

Roswell Rudd: The Musical Magus Turns 75

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"Years ago it would have seemed an impossible dream to get to record with this musical magus, but here we are... and what a thrill!" class="f-right">--Charlie Kohlhase, From liner notes to Eventuality: The Charlie Kohlhase Quintet Plays the Music of Roswell Rudd (Nada, 2001)


I see him suddenly as if in a ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

12th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival

12th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival—It's All Jazz, April 1- 30, 2011 presented by the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium/CBJC at venues from Coney Island to Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

This celebration is New York City's longest continually running grass roots festival dedicated to Jazz. The presentation offers more than 30 events on 23 days with over 100 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bob Cunningham: Walking Bass

Read "Walking Bass" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

Didja hear? Bobby C's back in town! Actually, bassist Bob Cunningham has always been around, but his first and only album as a leader, Walking Bass , has been released for the first time on CD. Originally recorded in 1985, it features the late, great Bross Townsend on piano and Melvin Sparks (Hassan) on guitar, with ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bob Cunningham

Read "Bob Cunningham" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

Bassist Bob Cunningham is another example of a talented, underrated and uderappreciated musician. Born in Cleveland in 1934, Cunningham arrived in New York in 1960, hit the ground running and hasn’t stopped, appearing on countless recordings and gigging with all time greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Sun Ra, Abbey Lincoln and Yusef Lateef. His ...