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The Bebop Channel Expands As 'Official Television Network Of Harlem'—Seeks Content Submissions

The Bebop Channel Expands As 'Official Television Network Of Harlem'—Seeks Content Submissions

The BeBop Channel, the first TV station focused solely on jazz culture is expanding programming to brand itself the 'Official Television Network of Harlem'. The BeBop Channel (beboptv.com), the first television station focused solely on jazz culture, which launched in December 2018, is expanding its programming to brand itself the 'Official Television Network of Harlem' and is ...

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Victor Dey Jr.

Victor Dey Jr - named after his father - is a Ghanaian Jazz pianist, composer, producer, arranger and … teacher. Together with his partner in crime, saxophone player {{m: Bernard Ayisa = 117027}}, he is the driving force behind the growing Jazz scene in Ghana’s capital Accra with new talents emerging under their inspirational guidance. Dey started nurturing his talent from a very early age onwards, as his father insisted he learned music keeping him away from distractions as TV and Games. Music has always ruled his life, for as long as he can remember. Dey has become somewhat of a celebrity in Ghana and even outside

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The Bebop Channel Launches Aiming to Disrupt Traditional Jazz Media

The Bebop Channel Launches Aiming to Disrupt Traditional Jazz Media

The first television station focused solely on jazz culture launched this week; The BeBop Channel is an OTT channel available at beboptv.com and on Amazon Prime Video. The channel, identified as “Jazz – Hip Hop all Grown Up”, was created out of the realization that jazz lovers are relegated to PBS-style documentaries if they have interest ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Buddy Rich: Live in Miami with Flip Phillips

Read "Live in Miami with Flip Phillips" reviewed by Nic Jones

Rich's work was arguably one dimensional and these two live dates, captured for the ages from 1954 and 1957, set out a case in favor of that argument as persuasive as any. Rich, as was his vocation, is all over his drums on everything here, his extrovert nature in harness to a musical sensibility seemingly too ...

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Allen Eager: An Ace Face

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Allen Eager was one of those swing-through-bop tenor saxophonists who seem to have walked this earth in abundance in the late 1940s. An Ace Face is a two-disc set from that period, chronicling work both under his leadership and as a sideman. Within the canon of those players Eager was arguably the one who got closest ...

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Shorty Rogers: Shorty Goes To Hollywood

Read "Shorty Goes To Hollywood" reviewed by Nic Jones

This is volume three in an ongoing series devoted to the music of trumpeter Shorty Rogers, released by Giant Steps. The temptation to say that what's on this set is unlikely to win any new converts to his music is great, but while it might be apposite the case is a little more complicated than that. ...

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Joe Harriott: Killer Joe!

Read "Killer Joe!" reviewed by Nic Jones

Jamaican-born alto saxophonist, bandleader and composer Joe Harriott was destined to become a seminal figure in the evolution of British jazz in the 1960s. This two-disc collection of his earlier work in Britain is a primer in just what a gifted instrumentalist he was, covering as it does a range of his work from the mid-1950s--he ...

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Stan Getz & The Lighthouse All Stars: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Nic Jones

Tenor saxophonist, Stan Getz, had a way with music that was always pretty uncompromising. Capable of producing a tone of exceptional beauty, he often relied on it to disguise a certain imperious quality in his work. If this was indeed the case, then it was prevalent for the majority of his career. However, musically speaking, he ...

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Ronnie Scott: Birth Of A Legend

Read "Birth Of A Legend" reviewed by David Rickert

Ronnie Scott stares out at you from the cover shot on Birth of a Legend with a confident glare, as if to dare you to suggest that the Brits couldn't play as well as their American counterparts overseas. This two-disc set of the saxophonist's various musical exploits indeed proves that across the pond in the forties ...

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Oscar Peterson: Birth of A Legend: Oscar Peterson Historic Carnegie Hall Concerts

Read "Birth of A Legend: Oscar Peterson Historic Carnegie Hall Concerts" reviewed by David Rickert

Legend has it that Norman Granz wanted to introduce Oscar Peterson to America through his Carnegie Hall concerts, but the Canadian citizen couldn't obtain a work visa to allow him to appear. So Granz planted him in the audience and asked him to appear on stage with bassist Ray Brown for a set. The pianist wowed ...