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Pointing Fingers... And Naming Names

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As the countdown continues toward the last Big Band Report in June, the time has come to point fingers and name names--in other words, to compile a short list of contemporary jazz musicians who have risen above the norm to help make life more pleasurable for one devoted listener. These are, mind you, personal choices, and ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

These Are a Few of My Favorite....Charts

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Whenever the topic of desert islands arises among jazz fans, the focus is invariably on which albums (discs) one would choose to cram into a suitcase if one were ever stranded on an otherwise barren island. While the consideration of particular arrangements seldom governs the debate, I really think it should. After all, few albums, however ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kenichi Tsunoda Big Band: For J.G.

Read "For J.G." reviewed by Edward Blanco

For J.G. is simply titled in honor of “jazz giants" and performed in a tribute to the immortals of the music, the pioneers of the sound, and the legends of this original art form we call jazz. The fourth album by composer/arranger/trombonist Kenichi Tsunoda's world-class big band from Tokyo pays tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, ...