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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Shock and Awe: Azar Lawrence Drops "The Seeker" On Dizzy's

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Azar Lawrence Quintet
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
New York, NY
June 26-29, 2014

There ain't no denyin' that jazz is best heard “live." Ideally, the band is playing in a club equipped with quality sound and lighting systems, staffed by experienced people who are respectful of the music (especially bartenders who ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Brad Tolinski: Light and Shade - Conversations with Jimmy Page

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Light and Shade--Conversations with Jimmy Page

Brad Tolinski

320 Pages

ISBN: 978-0307985712

Crown Publishing

2012

Music and mythology have shared stories for at least as long as recorded history. Mythology has always been important to rock 'n' roll music since its early days, and within that guitarist Jimmy Page is ...

Azar Lawrence: Mystic Journey

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Azar Lawrence

Mystic Journey

Furthermore Recordings

2010



Unlike many who stumble in the darkness for years, tenor and soprano saxophonist Azar Lawrence discovered his way in life early, knowing that he would be journeying down a road filled with music. By the time he turned 21, Lawrence had already played with ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Azar Lawrence New York Dates: Smoke, Kumble Theatre and Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Playing to audiences small and large over the past three years and back recording regularly, master of the saxophone, Azar Lawrence is establishing himself again in Jazz land. Azar had been advised by longtime friends and mentors to return to New York, where Elvin Jones in 1971 brought him to join his group when Azar was ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Music in the Clouds / Azar Lawrence – Blue Skies Smiling at Me - Swinging in the Big Blue Sky

Music in the Clouds / Azar Lawrence – Blue Skies Smiling at Me - Swinging in the Big Blue Sky

When Irving Berlin composed Blue Skies one has to wonder if Montana was on his mind. Berlin wrote Blue Skies in 1926, it was featured in the first feature-length talkie, The Jazz Singer and became a hit. Montana is known as Big Sky Country because of it's beautiful mountains and healthy terrain, yet topography is not ...

Azar Lawrence - Making a Musical Statement! Tour Announced

Azar Lawrence - Making a Musical Statement! Tour Announced

There’s a reason jazz legends like McCoy Tyner, Benny Golson and Pharoah Sanders have been asking Azar to sit in with their groups lately. Sure, they are close friends and they’ve played together any number of times. They’ve all watched his reemergence onto the jazz scene in the past few years. But they want Azar to ...