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ARTICLE: JAZZMATAZZ

Remembering Walter Becker

Read "Remembering Walter Becker" reviewed by Matthew Hooke

Steely Dan combined rock and jazz in a way no other artist has ever done. Their music is not simply “jazzers slumming it" to make profitable rock recordings, but a precise blend of the two genres that shows the musicians love for both. On Sunday one of the two architects of Steely Dan, Walter Becker, died ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Richie Cole: Blue Collar Bebopper

Read "Richie Cole: Blue Collar Bebopper" reviewed by Rob Rosenblum

Jazz alto saxophonist Richie Cole wants to reach out to you, whether you are the mayor of a highly popular tourist city or just a guy dropping over for a couple of beers.

“I play for people," says Cole. “People are all the same. If they understand or want to understand jazz, I welcome ...

Doug MacDonald: Jazz Marathon 2

Read "Jazz Marathon 2" reviewed by Jack Bowers

For those who thought that guitarist Doug MacDonald's happy-go-lucky jazz marathon had crossed the finish line with the release more than a year ago of Just for Fun, the good news is that MacDonald and his talented teammates have found their second wind and the marathon continues through a second effervescent two-CD session taped at the ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete Christlieb

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete Christlieb

All About Jazz is celebrating Pete Christlieb's birthday today!

From the 1970s through the 1990s, the sound of Pete’s tenor could be heard on television and motion picture sound tracks and recordings. The son of a famous bassoon player, Don Christlieb, Pete began his musical journey on the violin at age 7. At 12, he ...

Time Check: A Paucity of Riches?

Read "Time Check: A Paucity of Riches?" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On May 18, Betty and I flew to Los Angeles to attend Time Check: A Buddy Rich Alumni Reunion, a four-day panorama sponsored by the L.A. Jazz Institute and held at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, about a stone's throw or two from the LAX airport. We arrived early afternoon so we could also be present for ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete Christlieb

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete Christlieb

All About Jazz is celebrating Pete Christlieb's birthday today!

From the 1970s through the 1990s, the sound of Pete’s tenor could be heard on television and motion picture sound tracks and recordings. The son of a famous bassoon player, Don Christlieb, Pete began his musical journey on the violin at age 7. At 12, he ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Steely Dan: Deacon Blues

Steely Dan: Deacon Blues

Among the most arch and enigmatic composers of the post-Vietnam War era are Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. Together, they are Steely Dan, and their songs depict hard-luck stories of eccentrics, weirdos and outcasts. What makes their characters and predicaments sympathetic is the jazz-influenced music that lends sophistication and drama to the tales. It's a mood ...

Barney McClure: Show Me!

Read "Show Me!" reviewed by Jack Bowers

While organist Barney McClure receives top billing on this exhilarating new album, he is happy to share it, for good reason, with the superlative Central Washington University Jazz Band from Ellensburg. As McClure asserts in the liner notes, “I was no more than a lucky rider on the bus." Well, a bit more than that, Barney, ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete Christlieb

Jazz Musician of the Day: Pete Christlieb

All About Jazz is celebrating Pete Christlieb's birthday today! From the 1970s through the 1990s, the sound of Pete’s tenor could be heard on television and motion picture sound tracks and recordings. The son of a famous bassoon player, Don Christlieb, Pete began his musical journey on the violin at age 7. At 12, he was introduced ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pete Christlieb Quintet, "Santa’s Bones" at Phoenix Musicians Hall

Read "Pete Christlieb Quintet, "Santa’s Bones" at  Phoenix Musicians Hall" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Pete Christlieb, “Santa's Bones"
Musicians Hall, Phoenix Musicians Union, Local 586 AFM
Phoenix, AZ
November 30 and December 2, 2014

Concerts by tenor saxophonist Pete Christlieb and a trombone ensemble called “Santa's Bones" were presented as part of on ongoing series at the Musicians Hall of the Phoenix Musicians Union, Local ...


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