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Better Git It In Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus

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Better Git It In Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography Of Charles Mingus
Krin Gabbard
296 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-520
University California Press
2016

Compared to other historically important jazz figures, few have been the books dedicated to Charles Mingus, which is strange given his enduring influence on modern jazz practitioners. ...

NEWS: EVENT

Ernie Watts, Chuck Rainey, Liane Carroll, Impossible Gentlemen For Sligo Jazz Project 2015

Ernie Watts, Chuck Rainey, Liane Carroll, Impossible Gentlemen For Sligo Jazz Project 2015

Sligo Jazz Project is now taking bookings for its 10th Anniversary summer school and festival event, 21-26 July 2015. Its stellar 2015 15-tutor faculty, which includes Grammy winning US saxophone legend Ernie Watts, award winning UK vocalist Liane Carroll, Band-in-Residence The Impossible Gentlemen and recording legend Chuck Rainey (Steely Dan/ Aretha Franklin, etc.), will preside over ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Howard Riley: Live with Repertoire

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Pianist Howard Riley turned 70 in February and belatedly celebrates the event with the release of a new CD, Live with Repertoire (NoBusiness Records). It's a really strong live, solo set of standards and a few original tunes recorded last year in Leicester and one that emphasises one particular aspect of his playing. Riley remains one ...

Tony Whyton: What Does Jazz Do For You?

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[The first installment of interviews with leading jazz academics as part of All About Jazz's new Rethinking Jazz Cultures series begins with Professor Tony Whyton, Director of the Salford Music Research Centre at the University of Salford.]

Wherever you stand on what constitutes jazz music, jazz history and its great historical figures/landmark recordings, Tony ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Sligo Jazz Summer School And Festival 24-29 July 2012

Sligo Jazz Summer School And Festival 24-29 July 2012

The best value summer school in Europe! Sligo Jazz Project, an organization run by musicians for musicians ensures all funds raised go towards keeping its annual main event— a six day intensive summer school and full blown jazz festival—as inclusive as possible and open to all musicians from all backgrounds! Sligo Jazz Project's stellar 2012 faculty Double Bass: Rufus Reid (USA) ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Chasin' the Bird: The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker

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Chasin' the Bird: The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker

Brian Priestley

Oxford University Press
ISBN 978-0-19--532709-0

2007

Brian Priestley is a recorded jazz pianist and arranger with extensive British jazz-radio experience to boot, and discovering that a biographer is himself a musician tends to impress me. Priestley ...