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Art Pepper: The Art Pepper Quartet

Read "The Art Pepper Quartet" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Omnivore Records has struck up a dandy relationship with Laurie Pepper and the Art Pepper Estate, resulting in an impressive discography, that when coupled with Laurie Pepper's own Widow's Taste Records, has provided fans many hours of previously unreleased music. First released by the label was the 2015 Neon Art Series: Volume 1, Volume 2, and ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gerald Wiggins

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gerald Wiggins

All About Jazz is celebrating Gerald Wiggins' birthday today!

Gerald Wiggins, born in Harlem, is a jazz pianist and organist. He studied classical, but switched to jazz in his teens. He began as a professional playing accompaniment to Stepin Fetchit. He has worked with Louis Armstrong and Benny Carter. In the 1940s he moved to Los ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gerald Wiggins

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gerald Wiggins

All About Jazz is celebrating Gerald Wiggins' birthday today!


JAZZ MUSICIAN OF THE DAY

Gerald Wiggins

Gerald Wiggins, born in Harlem, is a jazz pianist and organist. He studied classical, but switched to jazz in his teens. He began as a professional playing accompaniment to Stepin ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Betty Bryant: No Regrets

Read "No Regrets" reviewed by Dee Dee McNeil

Fondly referred to as the “Cool Miss B," Betty Bryant is a native of Kansas City who relocated to Los Angeles in 1955. One of a thimble full of stalwart female pianists and vocal stylists, Bryant packed the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood in November, 2009 to celebrate the release of her appropriately titled No Regrets ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gerald Wiggins

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gerald Wiggins

All About Jazz is celebrating Gerald Wiggins' birthday today!


JAZZ MUSICIAN OF THE DAY

Gerald Wiggins

Gerald Wiggins, born in Harlem, is a jazz pianist and organist. He studied classical, but switched to jazz in his teens. He began as a professional playing accompaniment to Stepin ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

It's the Economy, Man!

Read "It's the Economy, Man!" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Even though the present (and future) state of the economy here in the States is no laughing matter, there has been at least one tongue-in-cheek article about jazz musicians seeking bailout money from Congress and the Bush administration (still in power when it was written last December). It's presented as a straight “news" story, but musicians' ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Gerald Wiggins Public Memorial Set

Gerald Wiggins Public Memorial Set

Tribute to jazz pianist Gerald Wiggins set for July 28th in Los Angeles

A public memorial tribute to jazz pianist Gerald Wiggins is scheduled for 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 28 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. Wiggins died July 13 at age 86. Continue for LA Times Full Obituary ...

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Gerald Wiggins, 86; Jazz Pianist Performed with Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter, Others

Gerald Wiggins, 86; Jazz Pianist Performed with Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter, Others

Gerald Wiggins, a jazz pianist whose long career embraced numerous recordings with his trio, performances with Louis Armstrong, Benny Carter, Roy Eldridge, Zoot Sims, accompaniment for Lena Horne and Nat “King" Cole, and vocal coaching for Marilyn Monroe, has died. He was 86. Wiggins died Sunday morning at Encino-Tarzana Medical Center, where he had spent the last ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Goodbye, Gerald Wiggins

Goodbye, Gerald Wiggins

DevraDoWrite reports that Gerald Wiggins died this morning in Los Angeles at the age of eighty-six. Encouraged when he was a youngster by Art Tatum, for decades Wiggins was revered by listeners and musicians--particularly by other pianists. Anyone familiar with his playing could recognize him immediately by his harmonic acuity, touch, use of space and wry ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gerry Wiggins: Wiggin' Out

Read "Wiggin' Out" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Sharing a similar background with many of his fellow organ grinders Wiggins’ first instrument was piano. On this disc he sounds somewhat intoxicated by the sonic possibilities available to him on the electric keyboard and as a result his approach isn’t immediately endearing and takes some getting used to. Favoring a syrupy sustain and an almost ...