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Content by tag "Percy Heath"

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part III: Kansas City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Beyond

Read "Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part III: Kansas City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Beyond" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Beyond the Hubs

While jny: New Orleans, jny: Chicago, jny: Kansas City and jny: New York City were the incubators of modern jazz, they were by no means the only locations with an appetite for live music. Jazz artists whose point of origin could not sustain multiple venues ventured to locations near and far ...

Philadelphia Jazz: A Brief History

Read "Philadelphia Jazz: A Brief History" reviewed by Jack McCarthy

This article was first published at the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia website.

Jazz began to emerge as a distinct musical style around the turn of the twentieth century, a merging of two vernacular African American musical styles--ragtime and blues--with elements of popular music. New Orleans, the “cradle of jazz," was the most important city in ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Percy Heath

Jazz Musician of the Day: Percy Heath

All About Jazz is celebrating Percy Heath's birthday today!

The American jazz musician and bassist with the Modern Jazz Quartet, Percy Heath, began his musical apprenticeship in 1946, after Air Force service. It was just the right time. Though the double bass had always been used sporadically in jazz, performers capable of advancing both its ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ted Ludwig Trio at Little Rock's South on Main

Read "Ted Ludwig Trio at Little Rock's South on Main" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Ted Ludwig Trio
South on Main
The Oxford American “Sessions" Series
South on Main
March 22, 2017

Guitarist and composer Ted Ludwig is a sweet-natured bear of a man. Ludwig and his family floated to Little Rock from New Orleans on the wake of Hurricane Katrina, as did many ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Remembering Milt Jackson

Read "Remembering Milt Jackson" reviewed by Lazaro Vega

This interview was first published at All About Jazz in November 1999 and is part of our ongoing effort to archive pre-database material.

This interview was conducted prior to a Modern Jazz Quartet performance at Hope College, Holland, Michigan in September of 1989. Broadcast at the time on Blue Lake Public Radio; portions of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Thad Jones: The Magnificent Thad Jones

Read "The Magnificent Thad Jones" reviewed by Greg Simmons

It's all about the swing. Featured in the Count Basie Orchestra, one of the hardest swinging bands ever, Thad Jones had more swing in his little toe then most musicians will ever dream of. Even when he slowed the tempo he still swung, and his second date as a leader for Blue Note Records, The Magnificent ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Bobby Hutcherson: A Life In Jazz

Read "Bobby Hutcherson: A Life In Jazz" reviewed by AAJ Staff

This interview was first published at All About Jazz in February 1999.

Listen to any one of Bobby Hutcherson's albums for Blue Note during the mid-'60's and '70's, he made well over thirty, and you will see just why he is the best vibraphonist in jazz. Dialogue with Andrew Hill, Components with a fiery ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Percy Heath

Jazz Musician of the Day: Percy Heath

All About Jazz is celebrating Percy Heath's birthday today!

The American jazz musician and bassist with the Modern Jazz Quartet, Percy Heath, began his musical apprenticeship in 1946, after Air Force service. It was just the right time. Though the double bass had always been used sporadically in jazz, performers capable of advancing both its ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mateusz Palka/Szymon Mika Quartet: Popyt

Read "Popyt" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The title of the debut album from the Polish quartet co-led by Mateusz Palka and Szymon Mika translates as “demand," reflecting the group's belief that greater melodic expression is what the modern jazz fan pines for. It follows that the six originals--and a cover of Sonny Rollins' “Airegin"--are above all tuneful, with the extended soloing, that ...

Benny Golson and the Philadelphians - 1958

Read "Benny Golson and the Philadelphians - 1958" reviewed by Marc Davis

I have hundreds of jazz CDs. I'm a huge fan of bebop, hard bop and all manner of piano playing. Yet I have blind spots in my collection and in my jazz knowledge.

The big names are all accounted for. And now that I've been exploring Blue Note's back catalogue--especially the 1950s and '60s--I'm ...