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ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part III: Kansas City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Beyond

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Beyond the Hubs

While jny: New Orleans, jny: Chicago, jny: Kansas City and jny: New York City were the incubators of modern jazz, they were by no means the only locations with an appetite for live music. Jazz artists whose point of origin could not sustain multiple venues ventured to locations near and far ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Christmas 2015 V: A Concord Christmas – David Benoit, Jane Monheit and the Count Basie Orchestra

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Well, it ain't over 'til it's over...The Concord Music Group issued two notable Holiday releases.

The David Benoit Trio with Jane Monheit and the All American Boys Chorus
Believe
Concord
2015

What Believe is, is a slick updating of Vince Guraladi's A Charlie Brown Christmas (Fantasy, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

ICP Orchestra Plus Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley at FringeArts

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ICP Orchestra
FringeArts
Ars Nova Workshops
Philadelphia, PA
January 11, 2015

Despite a cold and damp Sunday night in January, a packed house came to hear a stellar group of musicians from the Netherlands for a performance at the FringeArts Center in the Old City section of town. This ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker by Gary Giddins

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Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker
Gary Giddins
208 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4529-4080-9
University of Minnesota Press
2013

Having read Gary Giddins' revised edition of Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker I am even more committed to my position in my recent review of Stanley Crouch's Kansas City ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Gutbucket: Cascades and Collisions

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Over its 12-year career, Gutbucket has resituated its various musical parts like the pieces of a Rubik's cube. The elements of that cube, the sonic strains, have remained similar--an amalgam of fuzz rock, jumpy jazz, post-serial classicism--but its panoply of shifting color has been redeployed in unique ways on each of the Brooklyn-based quartet's five CDs, ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Pizzarelli / Ellington: Rockin' In Rhythm

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John Pizzarelli unveiled the contents of his new Telarc CD John Pizzarelli Rockin' In Rhythm: A Tribute to Duke Ellington at Birdland recently and the result was a musical explosion. It is easy to become bored with the plethora of “tribute" CDs issued almost every week these days, but this effort is truly something special.

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