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ARTICLE: RADIO

Hal Willner, Nino Rota & Beyond

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For Today's episode we go back in time to 1981, the year in which Amarcord Nino Rota by producer Hal Willner was released. 37 years later it remains a reference record and one of the greatest tribute albums ever produced, and recently remastered and re-released by Corbett vs. Dempsey. We take a look back at the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Hal Willner's Rock 'n' Rota

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"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Anyone who has ever been at an all-star event--especially if that was a tribute concert--has learned the importance of Aristotle's maxim the hard way. Maybe the occasion was momentous, the cast probably star-studded, the heart certainly in the right place and the expectations high... however, at ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Burt Eckoff: A Pianist's Close Encounters With the Greats of Jazz

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Active in the jny: New York City jazz scene since the 1960s, pianist Burt Eckoff played with many jazz greats, among them Howard McGhee, Maynard Ferguson, Art Blakey, Sonny Stitt and Archie Shepp. He is known for exceptional artistry in his work with vocalists Dionne Warwick, The Drifters, Eddie Jefferson, and most importantly Dakota Staton, with ...

McCoy Tyner

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Some jazz fans only have a partial acquaintance with McCoy Tyner, that being that “he was Coltrane's pianist." Indeed, it is fairly common to know McCoy Tyner only through his stellar contributions as a sideman in the 1960s, not only with Coltrane but also with Wayne Shorter, Bobby Hutcherson and Joe Henderson. Along with 'Trane, these ...

Lena Bloch: Feathery

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One of the really enjoyable things about listening to jazz is that, after a few years, one is able to discern some aspects of a particular musician's stylistic evolution. If her debut album, Feathery, is any indication, saxophonist Lena Bloch has staked a claim on some of the most distinct real estate in the jazz neighborhood; ...

NEWS: EVENT

Studio A Sessions Begin This September!

Studio A Sessions Begin This September!

Todd Horton's Soulsearch Music with Ill Eagle Productions will present a series of special concert events, called “Studio A Sessions", once a month, beginning this September at Studio A Philly, located in South jny: Philadelphia. These events will be filmed and recorded for future broadcast. Each concert will feature an artist of exceptional talent and virtuosity. Their stories will be told ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Drummer Alan Nelson @ Arch St. Friends Phila. Thursday March 21st!

Drummer Alan Nelson @ Arch St. Friends Phila. Thursday March 21st!

Jazz Bridge in Old City Philadelphia! presents drummer Alan Nelson at Arch Street Friends Meeting House — 4th and Arch Street in Philadelphia — on Thursday, March 21st. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30. Information: 215-517-8337. It’s for good reason that Alan Nelson is often referred ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Setting the Record Straight

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Mostly Other People Do the Killing is frequently typecast as one of today's most humorously irreverent young jazz groups, based in no small part on their provocative name, which was inspired by a quote attributed to inventor Leon Theremin--a survivor of the Soviet gulag who exonerated Stalin because “mostly other people did the killing." Bassist and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Mingus, Monk & Weather Report: From Legacy in July

The ultimate year-round jazz festival of Legacy Recordings continues to set a new industry standard with three new Complete Album Collections from the Columbia and RCA archives by the greatest names in modern jazz: Charles Mingus: The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection: 7 titles, 10 CDs The Thelonious Monk Quartet: The Complete Studio Albums Collection: 6 titles, ...

Heiner Stadler: Tribute to Bird and Monk

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In the winter of 1978, Heiner Stadler lent his consummate skill to conceiving, arranging and conducting a project featuring the music of two of the most beloved icons of modern music: Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker. Tribute to Monk and Bird (Tomato, 1978) was released as a 2-LP set, produced by Michael Cuscuna, and eleven years ...