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Bill Evans: Time Remembered (The Life and Music of Bill Evans)

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Bill Evans: Time Remembered (The Life and Music of Bill Evans)
A Film by Bruce Spiegel
2016

In the opening segment of Bruce Spiegel's splendid Bill Evans documentary, Time Remembered, Evans explains in an early interview: “Ultimately, I came to the conclusion that all I must do is take care ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Dai Liang, aka A Bu: Beijing Prodigy

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In 1950, in the wake of World War II and the early years of the Cold War, the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong founded the Central Conservatory of Music as a consolidation of several musical institutions. Located in Beijing, the school resides on the former site of the seventeenth century residence of one Prince Yixuan. ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Bill Evans: Time Remembered The Life And Music Of Bill Evans

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Bill Evans: Time Remembered
The Life And Music of Bill Evans
A Film By Bruce Spiegel
2016

Eight years in the making, Bruce Spiegel's touching documentary on the life and music of the late, great, and mysterious pianist is a must-see for jazz history buffs, as well as ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Paul Winter Sextet: Count Me In

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The Paul Winter Sextet might just be one of the best early sixties groups you never heard. Their story, and that of their leader and altoist Paul Winter's, is certainly one of the most remarkable in jazz. Had some director made a film of the Sextet's short life, jazz buffs would have scoffed at the conceit. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dot Time Records' Legends' Series Release: The National Jazz Ensemble Featuring Gerry Mulligan

Dot Time Records' Legends' Series Release: The National Jazz Ensemble Featuring Gerry Mulligan

Dot Time Records is pleased to announce the second release in its “Legends" series entitled National Jazz Ensemble featuring Gerry Mulligan. The album is scheduled for worldwide release on February 20th, 2016. This release is the first of a series of recordings by Chuck Israels and the National Jazz Ensemble (NJE) in the “Legends" Series. This album ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Famed Bassist Chuck Israels Signs With Dot Time Records - New Release "Garden Of Delights"

Famed Bassist Chuck Israels Signs With Dot Time Records - New Release "Garden Of Delights"

Dot Time Records is excited to announce the signing of composer, arranger and bassist Chuck Israels. Best known for his work with the Bill Evans Trio from 1961 through 1966, he is also recognized for his pioneering accomplishments in the Jazz Repertory as Director of the National Jazz Ensemble from 1973 to 1981. Chuck's first release with ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Barry Harris: Iconic Jazz Pianist and Keeper of the Flame

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At the ripe age of 85, pianist Barry Harris has been on the jazz scene for seventy years, and throughout that time, he has remained loyal to and consistent with his bebop roots. Even though his playing has evolved in complexity and depth, it remains profoundly connected to his origins. He is a true keeper of ...

NEWS: TV / FILM

Weekend Extra: A Film About Chuck Israels

Weekend Extra: A Film About Chuck Israels

Following his five years as the bassist in the Bill Evans Trio, Chuck Israels worked with a variety of leaders, among them J.J. Johnson, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock and Hampton Hawes. His repertory orchestra, The National Jazz Ensemble, and his writing for the Metropole Orchestra disclosed his range and depth as an arranger. He moved to ...

A Bu Trio: 88 Tones of Black and White

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China is rarely thought of as a geographic source of jazz from the perspective of westerners, partly due to a less than robust presence of the genre and partly because the country remains closed off in many respects. In the past ten years or so, only a handful of “jazz" recordings have come out of the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Chuck Israels Releases "Joyful Noise The Music Of Horace Silver" on July 17

Chuck Israels Releases "Joyful Noise The Music Of Horace Silver" on July 17

Bassist For the Bill Evans Trio, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Stan Getz... Bassist/arranger/composer Chuck Israels steps out front as the bandleader in this exciting new release, Joyful Noise (SoulPatch Music). Having honed his chops working with masters including John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Stan Getz and more, including the Bill Evans Trio, for which he is best ...


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