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Chris Potter Circuits Trio and the Kenny Garrett Quintet at San Francisco Jazz Festival

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Chris Potter Circuits Trio and the Kenny Garrett Quintet
SFJAZZ
San Francisco Jazz Festival
San Francisco, CA
June 21, 2019

It is unusual to find a double bill featuring two accomplished and well known v players. So it was a memorable occasion when Chris Potter and Kenny Garrett played ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Stafford Hunter: Continuum

Read "Continuum" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Stafford Hunter is known as a trombonist who grew out of the modern paradigm set by Steve Turre. He also shares a unique quality with Turre, in that he is an expert player of conch shells in the jazz idiom, joining him in the ensemble, Steve Turre and Sanctified Shells.

While this tie with ...

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Abullah Ibrahim at SFJAZZ

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Abdullah Ibrahim
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
April 29-30, 2016

At 81, pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, is still going strong, something he proved during a remarkable tour-de-force performance which spanned four nights at SFJAZZ in San Francisco.

For the first two evenings (Thursday and Friday), Ibrahim appeared in the company of ...

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Duke Ellington Orchestra at Arizona Musicfest

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Duke Ellington Orchestra
Highlands Church
2015 Arizona Musicfest
Scottsdale, Arizona
February 6, 2015

The Duke Ellington Orchestra delivered a solid mix of swing and ballads from the colossal repertoire of its namesake and his gifted composing colleague, Billy Strayhorn. The enduring sophistication of their collaborative creativity was interpreted by a ...

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Duke Ellington Orchestra: Big Bands Live

Read "Big Bands Live" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

By 1967, the heyday of the big band was over. Rock and Roll ruled as the popular music of the day, and the financial challenges of keeping a large ensemble together for recording--and especially touring--were huge. But Duke Ellington--one of American's finest bandleaders, pianists, and composers--was more than just a genius in the field of music. ...

NEWS: EVENT

Duke Ellington Day! Catch the Original 1939 a Train

Duke Ellington Day! Catch the Original 1939 a Train

CELEBRATION: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has declared April 29 Duke Ellington Day in honor of the 110th anniversary of the jazz legends birth. To commemorate his life, The Islands Of The Bahamas are sponsoring a special run of the last surviving 1939 A Train, made famous by Duke Ellingtons signature tune Take the A Train.

WHAT: Paul ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Duke Ellington Orchestra: The Treasury Shows, Vol. 1

Read "The Treasury Shows, Vol. 1" reviewed by Dave Nathan

On April 7, 1945, Duke Ellington begand a series of shows sponsored by the U. S. Treasury Department which ended 45 shows later on October 5, 1946. These albums were released by Sweden's Phontastic label's Nostalgia Series beginning in the early 1980's. Now almost 20 years later, Denmark's excellent Storyville label begins an undertaking to reissue ...