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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Harold Land: A New Shade Of Blue

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If Harold Land had left nothing else behind him other than the 1960 Contemporary Records album The Fox, a place in jazz history would be secure. The disc not only featured some of the finest mid-period hard-bop tenor saxophone to come out of the West Coast, but in Land's frontline partner, Dupree Bolton, it showcased a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Various Artists: Innerpeace: Rare Spiritual Funk And Jazz Gems

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It took a few years for producer Bob Shad's newly formed Mainstream Records to nail its direction in the 1960s. A less than auspicious start was releasing the first singles by the latter-day Trump-boosting halfwit Ted Nugent. A better move, given hindsight, was releasing the debut album by Janis Joplin's Big Brother & The Holding Company. ...

Horace Silver: Six Pieces of Silver – Blue Note 1539

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Yep, this is the “Senor Blues" album. That's not the name, obviously, but it could be.

This outstanding hard bop CD, recorded by Horace Silver's quintet in 1956, has 10 tracks, and three of them are “Senor Blues." No wonder. It's arguably the best track in the collection--a Spanish-tinged slow blues toe-tapper. Even so, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Horace Silver: Blue Note Records and His Lady Music

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The Q&A portion of this article first appeared on KPFK 90.7 FM (Los Angeles) in 1974.

75 years ago Blue Note Records was started by two German immigrants who loved jazz and believed that the music should be heard and preserved. Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff collaborated and built the Blue Note vault ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Eddie Jefferson: The Scientist of Vocalese

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Detroit once had a reputation as the “Killer Kapital," but things have changed--Dave Bing, basketball Hall of Famer is Mayor and is striving to clean up the city. But 32 years ago, actress Brenda Vaccarro and altoist Richie Cole witnessed the drive-by shotgun slaying of the architect of Vocalese, Eddie Jefferson, at Bakers' Lounge. Jefferson was ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Charlie Haden Quartet West: Sophisticated Ladies

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Gorgeous, poised and inviting. And that's just the sister on the cover of bassist Charlie Haden's latest with-singers-and-strings album. It's a retro design which, like the disc it packages, was inspired by Capitol Records' distinctive jazz-inflected vocal albums of the early 1960s. Your parents got off on this stuff big time back in the day, while ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bill Henderson: Beautiful Memory: Bill Henderson Live at the Vic

Read "Beautiful Memory: Bill Henderson Live at the Vic" reviewed by Ken Dryden

Bill Henderson debuted during the 1950s, one of many ways in which he can be compared to the late Johnny Hartman. Both jazz vocalists showed plenty of promise early on, appearing with various bands during the decade and recording for prominent labels with major musicians. While each of them had their respective heydays during the 1960s, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Litchfield Jazz Festival 2009

Read "Litchfield Jazz Festival 2009" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

Litchfield Jazz Festival
Kent, Connecticut
July 31-August 2, 2009
For two and a half days this past weekend, jazz invaded Connecticut with the arrival of the 14th Annual Litchfield Jazz Festival. This year, in a new home on the Kent School grounds in Kent, Connecticut, this major musical event, hosted by WBGO broadcaster and jazz ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

WBGO's Michael Bourne to Host/MC the Litchfield Jazz Festival in Kent, CT

WBGO's Michael Bourne to Host/MC the Litchfield Jazz Festival in Kent, CT

Litchfield Jazz Festival
July 31 August 2, 2009
Kent School, Kent, CT
860-567-4162 Kent, CT-- The Litchfield Jazz Festival announces a celebrity host and MC for the 2009 Litchfield Jazz Festival, WBGOs Michael Bourne. Michael is a long-time jazz journalist and broadcaster: 40 years as a senior contributor to DownBeat Magazine, ...

"Charlie O's is the Best Jazz Club in L.A." -Clint Eastwood

"Charlie O's is the Best Jazz Club in L.A." -Clint Eastwood

JULY JAZZ at CHARLIE O's
Charlie O's is the coolest place to be for the hottest jazz this July.

We celebrate our own John Heard’s birthday with a big celebration on the 3rd, a birthday party for Slyde Hyde on the 5th, a birthday celebration for Ron Jones on the 12th with his ...