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ARTICLE: RADIO

Jazz on Central Avenue - Bebop in Los Angeles (1945 - 1948)

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Most of the pioneering bebop musicians we have featured in the past several programs were based in New York—Bird, Dizzy, Monk, Bud Powell, Coleman Hawkins, Fats Navarro, J.J. Johnson, Max Roach. While New York may have dominated the modern music scene, it wasn't the only scene. The wartime economy in southern California brought an influx of ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Tadd Dameron, Fats Navarro, Sonny Stitt & JJ Johnson (1946 - 1950)

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In the past several hours of Jazz at 100, we have featured the music of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, and Max Roach. In this hour, we will continue to present bebop innovators—pianist/composer Tadd Dameron and his frequent (but short-lived) collaborator Fats Navarro, the next great bebop trumpeter after Dizzy Gillespie, ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Yardbird - The Savoy and Dial Recordings of Charlie Parker (1945 - 1948)

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Emerging from the Jay McShann Orchestra in Kansas City and relentlessly curious about how to play the new music he heard in his head, Charlie Parker found sympathetic players in New York, especially Dizzy Gillespie. In November of 1945, Bird, as he was universally known, began to record with his own quintets and sextets in a ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

J.J. and Kai: Stonebone

J.J. and Kai: Stonebone

In 1967, Creed Taylor launched CTI Records as a subsidiary of the A&M label. Creed had just left Verve, where he headed the jazz label and pioneered new concepts in young-adult jazz, including covers with abstract color photography and jazz interpretations of pop-rock and pop-soul radio hits. In New York, Creed had complete autonomy over CTI. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Julian Priester: Reflections in Positivity

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My task for the day was to interview legendary trombonist/composer, and jazz icon, Julian Priester. We had met a few times over my 35 years of frequenting the jazz scene in Seattle, coinciding with Priester's years teaching at the esteemed Cornish College of the Arts. In anticipation, I had spent nearly two months preparing, reacquainting myself ...

ARTICLE: MY FAVOURITE THINGS

Ryan Keberle

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Il tratto principale della mia musica
Secondo me, le melodie orecchiabili.

La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me
La capacità di rispondere alle esigenze intellettuali del jazz, e al tempo stesso di creare in modo spontaneo musica sincera e bella.

Come musicista, il momento in cui ...

ARTICLE: MEET THE STAFF

Meet Daniel Lehner

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I currently live in: New York, NY

I joined All About Jazz in: 2010

What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? I actually submitted my first review, which was the Undead Jazz Festival 2010, to the AAJ message boards. I saw they had a section for concert reviews so I decided ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

44 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona: Sonny Rollins

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Sonny Rollins
44 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona
Palau de la Música Catalana
20 de noviembre 2012

En ocasiones los conciertos se transforman en veladas muy especiales por una suma de circunstancias que van más allá de la música que se interpreta en el escenario, tal como sucedió la noche del martes ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Natalie Cressman and Secret Garden: New York, September 6, 2012

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Natalie Cressman and Secret Garden
DROM
New York, NY
September 6th, 2012

The trombone is not an instrument that tolerates mediocrity. Because of the instrument's many idiosyncrasies, there's no real chance for the slide instrumentalist to get caught in the purgatory of empty virtuosity often exhibited by up-and-coming guitarists and saxophonists. The practitioners who persevere ...

Sun Ra: The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol. 1

Read "Sun Ra: The Eternal Myth Revealed Vol. 1" reviewed by Skip Heller

Author's note: Michael Ricci has ordained me with the power to come to you once a month and throw a little information your way. A lot of great music falls through the cracks, often enough because the people who make it don't live comfortably in some nice categorical box. If you're someone who prefers music to ...