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ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Los Angeles Jazz Institute Festival - Woodchopper's Ball: Part 2-4

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Los Angeles Jazz Institute Festival “Woodchoppers' Ball"
Four Points by Sheraton at LAX
Los Angeles, CA
May 23-27, 2018

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Concert 4: Keen and Peachy: Music of the Woody Herman Second Herd -Directed by Michael Berkowitz ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Erik Friedlander: A Little Cello?

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Normally lumped into the 'miscellaneous instruments' category of jazz awards, the cello has been something of a bit player in the colorful history of jazz. That said, today there are arguably more cellists in jazz and contemporary improvised music--and some extraordinary ones at that--than ever before. One of the best known cellists is undoubtedly Erik Friedlander, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Chubby Jackson: Entitled to You

Chubby Jackson: Entitled to You

One of the hippest big-band albums of 1957 was Chubby Jackson's I'm Entitled to You. And that's saying something, since virtually everything Jackson recorded was with-it and explosive. Jackson not only was a pistol, he also was a brilliant bassist and band leader who attracted the most fiery arrangers and best players. From my conversations with ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Glenn Zottola: A Jazz Life - The Early Years

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World-renown trumpeter, saxophonist, musical director, producer and entrepreneur. These are but a mere handful of words that describe the vast talent in Glenn Zottola's bag of musical marvels. There are others: child prodigy, creative genius, “musical natural" and aural savant also percolate rapidly to mind. Now ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Chubby Jackson: New York, 1949

Chubby Jackson: New York, 1949

In 1944, bebop was virtually ignored by the country's jazz fans—except those in New York, where the new style had first been recorded earlier that year. Viewed initially as unintelligible gibberish and way too fast for dancing, the new style was too complicated. Few musicians could play it authentically, since too few bebop recordings were on ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Duffy Jackson: Big Band Drummer

Duffy Jackson: Big Band Drummer

Virtually every photo taken of Chubby Jackson shows the bassist smiling or laughing. In the 1940s and '50s, Jackson played in Woody Herman's band starting in 1943 and remained intermittently through the 1970s, leading his own bands and small groups along the way. Chubby was known for his on-stage exuberance and keeping bandmembers' spirits high. His ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

A Great Day in Harlem: The Spirit Lives - 50 Years On

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This encore presentation from January 2009 celebrates Jean Bach, director of A Great Day in Harlem. Ms. Bach died on May 27th at her home in Manhattan. She was 94.

It is probably the most celebrated ensemble jazz portrait of all time. Fifty-seven of the greatest jazz musicians gathered together on the steps of a ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Woody Herman: Blue Flame - Portrait Of A Legend

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Woody Herman

Blue Flame--Portrait Of A Legand

Jazzed Media

2012

Born on May 16, 1913, Woodrow Charles “Woody" Herman is the subject of this feature-length documentary, produced by Jazzed Media's Graham Carter in association with Al Julian's The Woody Herman Society in recognition of the clarinetist, saxophonist, singer, bandleader and American ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Woody Herman: Blue Flame - Portrait Of A Jazz Legend

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Woody Herman

Blue Flame: Portrait Of A Jazz Legend

Jazzed Media

2012

Innovation and boundary pushing is often seen as a young man's game, so the obvious question is, how did clarinetist/saxophonist/vocalist/bandleader extraordinaire Woody Herman manage to keep things fresh for virtually his entire half-century run? The answer is so ...

NEWS: RECORDING

90 Year Old Pianist Marty Napoleon Releases His First New Album In Decades Called Swingin' At 90

90 Year Old Pianist Marty Napoleon Releases His First New Album In Decades Called Swingin' At 90

90 year old pianist Marty Napoleon reinvents himself and plays in the electro-swing style of jazz on his first new album in decades. Marty Napoleon is best known for playing piano with Louis Armstrong during the 1950s. In addition, Napoleon has played with such jazz legends as Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton and the Big ...