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Content by tag "Cymbalism"

ARTICLE: CYMBALISM

Don Alias and Jaco Pastorious

Read "Don Alias and Jaco Pastorious" reviewed by Melanie Futorian

[Author's Note: This marks the last article in the four-part series for Cymbalism, a tribute to the great percussionist and my companion, Don Alias. Please look for the forthcoming photo book on Amazon.com, Don Alias: The Moments We Spent. As well, keep an eye out for my upcoming for All About Jazz interviews with David Sanborn, ...

ARTICLE: CYMBALISM

Don Alias and Joni Mitchell

Read "Don Alias and Joni Mitchell" reviewed by Melanie Futorian

[Editor's Note: Cymbalism is an All About Jazz column featuring excerpts from an upcoming autobiography on the late, great percussionist Don Alias, co-written by Melanie Futorian, his companion for the last seven years of his life. This installment covers Alias' collaboration with singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell]

Joni and I were living together working on our romance. ...

ARTICLE: CYMBALISM

Don Alias and Miles Davis

Read "Don Alias and Miles Davis" reviewed by Melanie Futorian

[Editor's Note: Cymbalism is an All About Jazz column featuring excerpts from an upcoming autobiography on the late, great percussionist Don Alias, co-written by Melanie Futorian, his companion for the last seven years of his life. This installment covers Alias' work on trumpeter Miles Davis' iconic Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970)]

It was [drummer] Tony Williams ...

ARTICLE: CYMBALISM

Don Alias and Nina Simone

Read "Don Alias and Nina Simone" reviewed by Melanie Futorian

[Editor's Note: Cymbalism is a new All About Jazz column that will feature excerpts from an upcoming autobiography on the late, great percussionist Don Alias, co-written by Melanie Futorian, his companion for the last seven years of his life. This installment pays tribute to the sixth anniversary of his death in March, 2006.]

Don ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Roy Haynes: Cymbalism

Read "Cymbalism" reviewed by David Rickert

Roy Haynes is an astonishingly prolific drummer who has played on more albums than most people will ever own in their entire life. Given his demand as a sideman, it comes as no surprise that his work as a leader has been relatively sparse. Cymbalism is one of the few projects he helmed in the sixties ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Roy Haynes: Cymbalism

Read "Cymbalism" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Well into his septuagenarian years, Roy Haynes is still going strong as a leader behind his venerable drum kit. His sticks and brushes have stoked the fires on countless sessions from early work with Lester Young to later stints with likes of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane. Only a handful of living drummers can claim such ...