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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Discovering Wardell Gray: An Interview with Biographer Richard Carter

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[This is one of two interviews and an article intended to bring readers' attention to the under-recognized tenor saxophonist, Wardell Gray, whose brief career spanned the transition from swing to bebop and whose life was cut short by sudden and tragic circumstances.]

Richard Carter ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Why the World Should Remember Wardell Gray

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[This article is a commentary to accompany All About Jazz interviews about Wardell Gray with filmmaker Abraham Ravett and biographer Richard Carter, all of which are intended to bring readers' attention to this outstanding but under-recognized tenor saxophonist whose brief career spanned the transition from swing ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Doug Raney: Phantom Guitarist

Doug Raney: Phantom Guitarist

When talk turns to the finest guitarists of the post-war years, Jimmy Raney often is overlooked. So is his son, Doug. Jimmy Raney was born in jny: Louisville, Ky., in 1927, and watched his mother play guitar in the 1930s. Raney studied with guitarist Hayden Causey, eventually replacing him in Jerry Wald's band, where he made ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Pianist Bob Cohen Presents Special Concert Tribute To Bill Evans Wed. March 19th In Media, Pa!

Pianist Bob Cohen Presents Special Concert Tribute To Bill Evans Wed. March 19th In Media, Pa!

The Jazz Bridge Third Wednesdays Neighborhood Concerts Series in Media at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 145 West Rose Tree Road in Media, presents pianist Bob Cohen and his trio on Wednesday, March 19th. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10, $5 for students and are available only at the door. For info: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Chicago Loves Bobby Broom

Chicago Loves Bobby Broom

By Don Howze When it comes to jazz, Bobby Broom is the quintessential jazz guitarist and composer. Like Wynton Marsalis, Broom stands true to the history and culture of the founding pioneers of the jazz genre. Broom's style of performing with the same delicate strumming and interpretation made popular by legendary jazz guitarists Wes Montgomery and Les Paul, ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Al Haig Captured on Video

Al Haig Captured on Video

I've never seen a video clip of pianist Al Haig, have you? Yesterday I found one of Haig playing with James Moody (alto sax), Ray Brown (bass) and Kenny Clarke (drums). It comes from Dizzy Gillespie's Bebop Reunion—a 1975 PBS SoundStage show in Chicago. I'm alerted that my good friend Doug Ramsey featured the clip earlier ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Al Haig Plays Jerome Kern

Al Haig Plays Jerome Kern

Pianist Al Haig is most often thought of as a bebop boilermaker—laboring shoulder to shoulder with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie in the '40s with terrifying dexterity and rock-solid feel for the new music. But Haig also had a tender, romantic side in his later recordings, and his solo work is still hair-raising. One of his finest ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bobby Broom: Building a Legacy

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Guitarist Bobby Broom had a feel for music at a very young age. He was exposed first to clarinet and violin as a child, but they didn't have an impact on him. Eventually, an old guitar came through the household. It had four strings across an instrument with a small neck.

“I didn't know it ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Chet Baker, Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Cannonball Adderly Headline Concord Jazz Reissues

Chet Baker, Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Cannonball Adderly Headline Concord Jazz Reissues

Concord Music Group will release six new titles in the Original Jazz Classics Remasters series on June 14, 2011. Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, generous helpings of bonus tracks (many of them previously unreleased), and new liner notes that provide historical and technical context, the series showcases some of the most pivotal recordings of ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Stan Getz Quintette: Jazz At Storyville

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Stan Getz Quintette

Jazz At Storyville

Royal Roost

1951

For his casual listeners, tenor saxophonist Stan Getz peaked during the bossa nova craze of the early to mid 1960s. And as Verve's five-disc, 2008 box set, The Bossa Nova Albums, reminded casual and committed listeners alike, Getz and bossa nova ...