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Jazzy Christmas

Read "Jazzy Christmas" reviewed by Michael Ricci

Enduring holiday classics from Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Kenny Burrell, Bill Evans, Jimmy Smith, Vince Guaraldi and more.

TrackNameTimeArtistAlbum1The Christmas Song3:30Ella FitzgeraldElla Wishes You A Swinging Christmas2Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!4:37Joe WilliamsVerve Presents: The Very Best Of Christmas Jazz3Santa Claus Is Coming To Town4:27Bill EvansThe Best Of Bill Evans On ...

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Classic Christmas

Read "Classic Christmas" reviewed by Michael Ricci

Time-honored classics for the most wonderful time of the year. Lights and snow not included.

TrackNameTimeArtistAlbum1Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town2:38Tony BennettSnowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album2A Holly Jolly Christmas2:14Burl IvesClassic Christmas3Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter3:50Bing Crosby with Sonny Burke's OrchestraClassic Christmas4Winter Wonderland2:16Ella FitzgeraldElla Wishes You A Swinging Christmas5Baby, It's Cold Outside2:20Dinah ...

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Ted Dunbar's Bebop List

Read "Ted Dunbar's Bebop List" reviewed by Rick Stone

Yeah, I know I went WAY over the 10-20 song, 70 minute limit, but this is a VERY important list. These are the tunes I practiced EVERY day (in this order) for several years from a list given to me by my teacher Ted Dunbar in 1990.

TrackNameTimeArtistAlbum1 Confirmation5:53Charlie ParkerThe Charlie Parker Story2 ...

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Charles Gayle: Holiday Selection

Read "Charles Gayle: Holiday Selection" reviewed by Chris May

Downtown veteran, multi-instrumentalist Charles Gayle's style suits all sorts of situations. It works equally well as an irresistible morning wake-up call or an unusual choice of late night, post-coital soundtrack. Whether he is playing tenor saxophone or viola, once heard, Gayle is not quickly forgotten.

With the holiday season upon us, the selection ...

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Desmond After Dark (With the Dave Brubeck Quartet)

Read "Desmond After Dark (With the Dave Brubeck Quartet)" reviewed by Michael Ricci

Alto saxophonist Paul Desmond's solos kept me connected to the Dave Brubeck Quartet's music. A perfect “dry martini" mix of boundless lyricism and musical excellence. The following tunes were selected from several albums included in the The Dave Brubeck Quartet: The Complete Columbia Studio Albums Collection 1954 to 1967 box set.

TrackNameTimeArtistAlbum1The Night ...

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McCoy Tyner: Vol. Three 1961

Read "McCoy Tyner: Vol. Three 1961" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

Vol. One, 1959-60 | Vol. Two, 1960-61 | Vol. Three, 1961

This music was recorded over a six month span but illustrates the breakneck speed with which the bleeding edge of jazz was transforming. In late May and early June 1961, McCoy Tyner was part of the John Coltrane group that recorded the ground-breaking ...

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My Influences

Read "My Influences" reviewed by Richard Lewis

I find it funny when reviewers assert my influences; they are never correct and I'd prefer to acknowledge my sources. So here is a list of the music that helped inspire my forthcoming album, You Are Here. The whole list makes me euphoric, but highlights for me would be Jack DeJohnette's fevered drumming on “Down San ...

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McCoy Tyner: Vol. Two, 1960-61

Read "McCoy Tyner: Vol. Two, 1960-61" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

Vol. One, 1959-60 | Vol. Two, 1960-61

The jazz world ushered in the 1960s with a fury of innovative change. A bold avant-garde stretched the form while also making accessible and engaging records. Across just nine months in one corner of that world,pianist McCoy Tyner played on a variety of sessions that together ...

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Alice Coltrane's Divine Ferocity

Read "Alice Coltrane's Divine Ferocity" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

Alice Coltrane's death in 2007 did not bring about the critical reassessment her work deserves. Nothing less than a trailblazer in free and spiritual jazz, the pianist and harpist was a deeply sensitive blues player and top-rate composer. Working in the shadow of her husband, saxophonist John Coltrane, through his controversial, late-period work and her erratic ...

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McCoy Tyner: Vol. One, 1959-60

Read "McCoy Tyner: Vol. One, 1959-60" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

Vol. One, 1959-60 | Vol. Two, 1960-61

Most biographers rely on one of two creation myths for pianist McCoy Tyner's career: He first emerged from his native Philadelphia as part of saxophonist Benny Golson and trumpeter Art Farmer's Jazztet, or he had been known to, and gigged around town with, saxophonist John Coltrane ...