Content by tag "Kenny Cox"

ARTICLE: RADIO

Blue Note releases from November 1969: Hill, Hutcherson, Cox & Pearson

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Time for Blue Note 50th anniversaries from November 1969, with released by Andrew Hill (Passing Ships), Bobby Hutcherson (Now!), Kenny Cox (Multidirection) and a short Duke Pearson session that ended up on I Don't Care Who Knows It. There's also BN-15, a 78 from Meade Lux Lewis. Along the way: 13-year-old Brandon Goldberg on the 88s ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: December 1968 & More

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Alrighty then. It's the first week of a new month. Our regulars know it's time for Blue Note 50th anniversary salutes. We've got three for you from Duke Pearson and the big band, Detroit pianist Kenny Cox, and Jack Wilson. Continuing a series we started at few months ago, we have BN-4, two sides of a ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Francisco Mora Catlett: Afro Horn MX

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Francisco Mora Catlett

Afro Horn MX

AACE Records

2012

When Afro-Mexican Drummer Francisco Mora Catlett first came to this country in the1970s, he dreamed of playing drums for the Sun Ra Arkestra. Not only did Mora achieve his dream, he also forged a lifelong relationship with drum legend Max Roach, which ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Patrick Brennan: Rhythms of Passion

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Since moving to New York City in 1975, one-time bassist/painter Patrick Brennan has crafted a musical path that is open in its candor and indebtedness to all facets of black music. Much like trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, the alto saxophonist brews a thicket of his own distinct musical language that “unlike much contemporaneous vanguard music is ...

NEWS: EVENT
NEWS: OBITUARY

Detroit Jazz Composer and Pianist Kenn Cox, 68, Dies

Detroit Jazz Composer and Pianist Kenn Cox, 68, Dies

Jazz pianist Kenneth Louis Cox II died of lung cancer on Friday. He was 68. Cox died at his Detroit home, said his wife of 42 years, Barbara Cox. He was known by some as Kenny, though he preferred Kenn. The Detroit native was a graduate of Cass Technical High School. He went on to study at ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Kenn Cox Named King, Chavez, Parks Visiting Scholar at University of Michigan - Dearborn

Kenn Cox Named King, Chavez, Parks Visiting Scholar at University of Michigan - Dearborn

Kenn Cox, internationally acclaimed jazz musician, composer and educator, has been awarded the King, Chavez, Parks (KCP) Visiting Professorship for 2008-2009 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Mr. Cox has been named to this post in recognition of his extraordinary brilliant and productive career as a jazz leader, pianist and composer of music in widely diverse genres. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kenny Cox: Introducing Kenny Cox and the Contemporary Jazz Quintet

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Much like the pop music world has its so called “one hit wonders, jazz has also had those musicians who produced one or two excellent records and then faded into obscurity, only to have their records become collector items decades later. Blue Note Records, more than any other mainstream label, has recorded these talented, but ill-recognized ...