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Jazz Musician of the Day: Walter Norris

Jazz Musician of the Day: Walter Norris

All About Jazz is celebrating Walter Norris' birthday today! Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on December 27, 1931, Norris first studied piano at home with his mother, then with John Summers, a local church organist. His first professional performances were with the Howard Williams Band in and around Little Rock during his junior high and high ...

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Paul Bley: When Will The Blues Leave

Read "When Will The Blues Leave" reviewed by John Ephland

Ornette Coleman recorded “When Will The Blues Leave" in early 1958, released the next year on Something Else!!!! (Contemporary). Paul Bley played Coleman's blues four years later on The Floater Syndrome (Savoy Records), a trio recording with bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Pete La Roca. Both versions--Coleman's in a quintet with trumpeter Don Cherry, bassist Don ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Walter Norris

Jazz Musician of the Day: Walter Norris

All About Jazz is celebrating Walter Norris' birthday today! Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on December 27, 1931, Norris first studied piano at home with his mother, then with John Summers, a local church organist. His first professional performances were with the Howard Williams Band in and around Little Rock during his junior high and high ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Walter Norris

Jazz Musician of the Day: Walter Norris

All About Jazz is celebrating Walter Norris' birthday today! Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on December 27, 1931, Norris first studied piano at home with his mother, then with John Summers, a local church organist. His first professional performances were with the Howard Williams Band in and around Little Rock during his junior high and high ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Walter Norris

Jazz Musician of the Day: Walter Norris

All About Jazz is celebrating Walter Norris' birthday today! Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on December 27, 1931, Norris first studied piano at home with his mother, then with John Summers, a local church organist. His first professional performances were with the Howard Williams Band in and around Little Rock during his junior high and high ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Walter Norris

Jazz Musician of the Day: Walter Norris

All About Jazz is celebrating Walter Norris' birthday today! Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on December 27, 1931, Norris first studied piano at home with his mother, then with John Summers, a local church organist. His first professional performances were with the Howard Williams Band in and around Little Rock during his junior high and high ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Walter Norris

Jazz Musician of the Day: Walter Norris

All About Jazz is celebrating Walter Norris' birthday today! Classical piano studies with John H. Summers from age four and a half until eighteen. Working professionally (`44-`50) with Howard William’s 19 piece band in Little Rock; also in \'49 with Bitsy Mullin\'s tentet. After graduating from High School, June `50, he joined Mose Allison’s Quartet but ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Walter Norris

Jazz Musician of the Day: Walter Norris

All About Jazz is celebrating Walter Norris' birthday today! Classical piano studies with John H. Summers from age four and a half until eighteen. Working professionally (`44-`50) with Howard William’s 19 piece band in Little Rock; also in \'49 with Bitsy Mullin\'s tentet. After graduating from High School, June `50, he joined Mose Allison’s Quartet but ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Walter Norris - Leszek Mozdzer: The Last Set - Live at the A-Trane

Read "The Last Set - Live at the A-Trane" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

In questo CD è documentato un concerto berlinese del 2 novembre 2008 dell'inedito duo composto dal veterano Walter Norris (aveva allora 77 anni) e Leszek Mozdzer, di quarant'anni più giovane. Norris è ricordato quasi esclusivamente per aver accompagnato al pianoforte (com'è noto, un evento raro) Ornette Coleman, nel leggendario Something Else!!! del 1958. In quegli anni ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Walter Norris

Jazz Musician of the Day: Walter Norris

All About Jazz is celebrating Walter Norris' birthday today! Classical piano studies with John H. Summers from age four and a half until eighteen. Working professionally (`44-`50) with Howard William’s 19 piece band in Little Rock; also in \'49 with Bitsy Mullin\'s tentet. After graduating from High School, June `50, he joined Mose Allison’s Quartet but ...


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