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Bret Primack on Jazz Video and the Ira Gitler Documentary

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Since the 1990's, Bret Primack has probably been the most prolific video chronicler of jazz in the world. He has just released a documentary about jazz writer-record producer Ira Gitler called Ira Gitler Lives. Since Gitler was a big fan of Charlie Parker, I presume this is a play on a famous bit of graffiti—"Bird Lives." ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Ira Gitler (1928-2019)

Ira Gitler (1928-2019)

Ira Gitler, a jazz author, journalist and producer who was a wealth of eyewitness knowledge and whose liner notes starting in the early 1950s appeared on more albums than many of the musicians he wrote about recorded, died on February 23. He was 90. Ira is perhaps best known for writing Leonard Feather's Encyclopedia of Jazz volumes ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2017: The Year in Jazz

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A year of achievements, challenges to gender inequality, scandal and losses

The year 2017 was quite something for the jazz world. Incidents or discussions of misogyny and sexual misconduct bubbled up even before the #MeToo phenomenon developed. Beyond that, woman musicians made significant contributions to the genre. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2016: The Year in Jazz

Read "2016: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2016 bubbled with events and initiatives to strengthen jazz's place in American and world culture, as well as a variety of venue openings, closings and cancellations. Jazz hit the silver screen in many ways throughout the year, and International Jazz Day continued to thrive--complete with a major all-star concert at the White House. Pop ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

The Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra Meets Fred Sturm

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The Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra was onstage January 23, 2010 at the University of New Mexico's Woodward Hall for a concert featuring the compositions and arrangements of Fred Sturm, director of Jazz Studies at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. The concert was a part of the New Mexico All-State Band Competition, which was being held at the ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Gene Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones: For the Love of Ivory

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These CDs have two major things in common: they each represent the very best of jazz piano, and they're both recorded live, with appreciative audiences whose rapture is contagious. With no studio fixes and no second chances, they also provide that pure, breathless excitement that comes from working without a net.



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ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Prestige Records: The Album Cover Collection

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Prestige Records: The Album Cover Collection
Hardcover; 128 pages
ASIN: B002NACXY6
Concord Editions
2009



Prestige Records: The Album Cover Collection has been published in honor of the seminal jazz label's 60th anniversary. The handsome coffee table-sized book would make the perfect gift for many jazz fans--both ...