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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Salim Washington: To Be Moved to Speak

Read "Salim Washington: To Be Moved to Speak" reviewed by Seton Hawkins

To audiences in Boston or New York, Salim Washington is not just a great musician, he is a community builder. Having first established the Roxbury Blues Aesthetic, then the Harlem Arts Ensemble, Washington has throughout his career carefully nurtured collectives of musicians who in turn generated irreplaceable music scenes at venues like Connolly's in Boston and ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Pianist Joe Bonner Passes

Pianist Joe Bonner Passes

By Arturo Gomez, KUVO Denver The extremely gifted composer and pianist, a resident of the Denver area since the early 1980s has passed away. Joe Bonner was born April 20, 1948 in Rocky Mount, NC, he died Friday, November 20, 2014 in jny: Denver. He recorded and toured with many giants of jazz including Pharaoh Sanders, Woody ...

Frank Lacy & the Smalls Legacy Band: Live at Smalls

Read "Live at Smalls" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Da un paio d'anni il trombonista Frank Lacy guida un sestetto di giovani emergenti che ora presenta in questo scintillante compact live, tratto da due serate (16 e 17 ottobre 2012) allo Smalls Jazz Club di New York.

Ku-umba mette in evidenza la lunga esperienza di hard-bopper svolta nei gruppi di McCoy Tyner, ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Alice Coltrane: The Flowering of Astral Jazz

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The launch of Impulse! Records' 2-on-1 reissue series--which packages two original LPs on one CD--includes six key albums from the glorious first flowering of the astral jazz forged by pianist and harpist Alice Coltrane and saxophonist Pharoah Sanders on Impulse! towards the end of the 1960s.

The style emerged following saxophonist John Coltrane's ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Curtis Clark, Connie Crothers, and Joe Bonner: Exploring the World of Piano in Northampton, MA

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Curtis Clark, Connie Crothers, Joe Bonner
World of Piano Series
Northampton Center of the Arts
Northampton, Massachusetts

Sitting at the piano before playing it is somewhat like sitting at a drawing table in front of a blank piece of paper before drawing on it. The keyboard is like the piece ...