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ARTICLE: RADIO

Randy Weston Tribute & New Releases

Read "Randy Weston Tribute & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Another master has left us. Randy Weston passed away on Sept. 1st at the venerable age of 92. This week we celebrate the music of an artist that consciously built a bridge between jazz and African musical traditions and, in doing so, strongly contributed to the awareness of the African roots of jazz music.

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Good Morning Blues

Read "Good Morning Blues" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie as told to Albert Murray
William James Basie
399 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-5179-0143-1
University of Minnesota Press
2016 (1985)

In May 1959 Count Basie and his Orchestra played a “Breakfast Dance and Barbecue," like back in Kansas City, hosted by Roulette ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ RACONTEURS

As Dizzy's World Turns

Read "As Dizzy's World Turns" reviewed by Michael Bourne

Master raconteur, award winning jazz broadcaster and Downbeat contributor, Michael Bourne recounts a series of remarkable stories about Dizzy Gillespie based on experiences that stretch over a couple of decades.

Embodying Bobop

I happened to be at home in jny: St. Louis when Dizzy Gillespie was playing at this new jazz joint ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bobby Hutcherson: A Life In Jazz

Read "Bobby Hutcherson: A Life In Jazz" reviewed by AAJ Staff

This interview was first published at All About Jazz in February 1999.

Listen to any one of Bobby Hutcherson's albums for Blue Note during the mid-'60's and '70's, he made well over thirty, and you will see just why he is the best vibraphonist in jazz. Dialogue with Andrew Hill, Components with a fiery ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Roswell Rudd & Heather Masse: August Love Song

Read "August Love Song" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

I am reading a book entitled When Breathe Becomes Air by Dr. Paul Kalanithi. The book details the most fundamental things of life, those things as close to us as skin. He derives his title from the 17th Century sonnet series by Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, an Elizabethan poet, dramatist, and statesman who sat in ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Jazz Bridge "Jazz At The Library,” Third Thursday Concert Series In Willingboro, NJ Presents Bootsie Barnes

The Jazz Bridge "Jazz At The Library,” Third Thursday Concert Series In Willingboro, NJ Presents Bootsie Barnes

The Jazz Bridge “Jazz at the Library,” Third Thursday Concert Series presents saxophonist Bootsie Barnes at the Willingboro Library—220 Willingboro Way in Willingboro Township—on Thursday, December 18. Tickets are $10, $5 for students One show starts at 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517-8337. Robert “Bootsie” Barnes embodies the spirit and the tradition—past, present and future—of everything that was and ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazz Bridge Second Wednesdays Concert Series In Center City Presents "Bootsie" Barnes

Jazz Bridge Second Wednesdays Concert Series In Center City Presents "Bootsie" Barnes

The Jazz Bridge second Wednesdays, Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia—presents saxophonist Bootsie Barnes on Wednesday, January 8. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 215-517-8337. Robert “Bootsie” Barnes embodies the spirit and the tradition—past, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Vocalist Pearl Williams In Media Pa On Wednesday May 15th!

Vocalist Pearl Williams In Media Pa On Wednesday May 15th!

Appearing at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County—145 West Rose Tree Road in Media—on Wednesday, May 15th is singer Pearl Williams. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517- 8337. Pearl Williams embodies, embraces and perpetuates the legacy of legendary Philadelphia jazz singers. Gaining early experience singing in ...

More Fresh Sounds From Fresh Sound

Read "More Fresh Sounds From Fresh Sound" reviewed by Bruce Klauber

The Fresh Sound record label has released another superb batch of late 1950s and early 1960s recordings by jazz legends, greats, near-greats and now obscure artists who, then and now, deserve wider recognition. As detailed in previous pieces, Fresh Sound is the only organization out there issuing these essential works, which otherwise would remain lost.

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

Trudy Pitts: Extraordinary Pianist & Master of the Hammond B-3

Read "Trudy Pitts: Extraordinary Pianist & Master of the Hammond B-3" reviewed by Pheralyn Dove

[The following is an excerpt from Pheralyn Dove's forthcoming memoir, No Time for Tears: A Book of True Life Stories, and the chapter titled “Today I Cried."]

The Student Meets the Master

Talking to keyboardist Trudy Pitts is like going on an adventure. It's the type of escapade where wanderlust, laughter and discovery are ...