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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 ...

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 ...

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 school ...

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 left ...

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: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

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 operava in California ...

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: INTERVIEWS

Jack DeJohnette: Time and Space

Read "Jack DeJohnette: Time and Space" reviewed by John Kelman

It begins with the sound of a resonating bell, followed by a gently cascading piano solo that gradually assumes shape and form, hovering around two chords and creating an inviting ambiance that resolves with another ringing of the bell, segueing gently into the groove-heavy “Salsa for Luisito." The track is “Enter Here," and the album is ...

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: OBITUARY

Walter Norris, 1931-2011

Walter Norris, 1931-2011

Pianist Walter Norris died this week at his home in Berlin. He was two months short of his 80th birthday. Because of his early recording with Ornette Coleman and later experimental work, he is often described as associated primarily with free jazz, but Norris's stylistic range was virtually unlimited. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas ...