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Bill Evans: Time Remembered (The Life and Music of Bill Evans)

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Bill Evans: Time Remembered (The Life and Music of Bill Evans)
A Film by Bruce Spiegel
2016

In the opening segment of Bruce Spiegel's splendid Bill Evans documentary, Time Remembered, Evans explains in an early interview: “Ultimately, I came to the conclusion that all I must do is take care ...

ARTICLE: MY BLUE NOTE OBSESSION

Herbie Nichols Trio – Blue Note 1519

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OK, now I'm cheating. At least it feels that way.

The next CD on my quixotic Blue Note odyssey is Herbie Nichols Trio, a 1955-56 trio record by the criminally under-appreciated pianist. Great--I'm looking forward to it! I know almost nothing about Herbie Nichols, except that he was an overlooked talent who was often ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Stan Getz: Quintets - The Clef and Norgran Studio Albums

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Stan Getz

Quintets: The Clef & Norgran Studio Albums

Verve/Hip-0 Select

2011

A pleasure to handle and a thrill to play, this limited edition box set brings together all the quintet studio recordings made by tenor saxophonist Stan Getz for impresario Norman Granz's Clef and Norgran labels, soon to be ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Al Cohn: Four Classic Albums Plus

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Saxophonist/clarinetist Al Cohn could have spent his life as either an arranger or a player, but fortunately he chose to do both, creating a series of records that weren't classics, but nevertheless reached the sublime and poetic elements of jazz. In this collection of four sessions, one is an orchestral session from the fifties, with charts ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Eddie Gomez: The Playing is Free

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Eddie Gomez is known throughout the world as a consummate bassist, sterling educator and a musician active in a wide variety of musical settings. He has been on the music scene for more than 40 years and has worked with everyone from Bobby Darin to Giuseppi Logan. Gomez moved from Puerto Rico as a child and ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Charlie Banacos: Recollections of a Legend

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"You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone" --Joni Mitchell

“There are a dozen ways to hit a key." --Charlie Banacos

How do you say goodbye to someone who truly changed you; someone who you know caused you to be a better person just for having known them? How do you say goodbye ...