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Cheik Tidiane Seck: Timbuktu: The Music of Randy Weston

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A well-intentioned tribute to the late pianist, composer and pioneer of Maghrebi jazz Randy Weston by the keyboard player Cheikh Tidiane Seck, Timbuktu: The Music of Randy Weston never really gets off the ground. Seck, whose c.v. includes spells with Mali's Super Rail Band de Bamako, Les Ambassadeurs, Salif Keita and Amadou & Mariam, and Senegal's ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Phineas Newborn Jr. and Miles Davis

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To commemorate the 600th full episode of Neon Jazz outta Kansas City, we focus on the life of Memphis-born bass cat Jamil Nasser. His son, Muneer, penned his biography and it's called Upright Bass: The Musical Life & Legacy of Jamil Nasser. George Joyner, Jamil Sulieman, and Jamil Nasser are three names that appear on the ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Phineas Newborn Jr. and Oscar Dennard

Read "Phineas Newborn Jr. and Oscar Dennard" reviewed by Joe Dimino

To commemorate the 600th full episode of Neon Jazz outta jny: Kansas City, we focus on the life of Memphis-born bass cat Jamil Nasser. His son, Muneer, penned his biography and it's called Upright Bass: The Musical Life & Legacy of Jamil Nasser. George Joyner, Jamil Sulieman, and Jamil Nasser are three names that appear on ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ted Chubb Band at Trumpets Jazz Club

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Ted Chubb Band Trumpets Jazz Club Montclair, NJ June 21, 2018 The other night I went to Trumpets Jazz Club to check out the Ted Chubb Band without any preconceptions as to what I was about to hear. I was nonetheless interested in answers to some basic questions. Knowing nothing about ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Idrees Sulieman Quartet feat. Oscar Dennard: The 4 American Jazz Men in Tangier

Read "The 4 American Jazz Men in Tangier" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

La pubblicazione in doppio album di queste sedute del 1959 del quartetto di Idrees Sulieman rivestono importanza in primo luogo per ascoltare il talento assoluto del pianista Oscar Dennard. Colpevolmente dimenticato, Dennard si rivela uno strumentista di primissimo piano, una voce fuori dal coro tra i pianisti attivi negli anni 50. Un po' strangolato nell'orchestra ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ahmad Jamal: Forward Momentum

Read "Ahmad Jamal: Forward Momentum" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Ahmad Jamal, possibly the most influential of living jazz pianists, turned 80 years young on July 2, 2010. It is however, business as usual and instead of celebrating at home in his slippers, Jamal was wowing an audience at the Montreal Jazz festival. Jamal is touring now more than ever before, and is in ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Correspondence: Jamil Nasser's Memorial

Correspondence: Jamil Nasser's Memorial

There was a memorial service Sunday night in New York for the bassist Jamil Nasser, who died last month. Among those in attendance was pianist, composer and writer Jill McManus, who sent Rifftides a report. There was a sizable crowd at Saint Peter's Church in Manhattan on the evening of March 21st to honor and remember ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins: Celebrating Prestige's 60th Anniversary

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In fall 2009, the Prestige label is celebrating its 60th Anniversary with a series of compilations and remasters. In October, the Side Steps box set was released, chronicling saxophonist John Coltrane's sideman legacy with the label. In November, there's a compilation of sessions recorded by trumpeter Miles Davis with saxophonist Sonny Rollins, The Classic Prestige Sessions ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jamil Nasser's 77th Birthday Party Bash

Jamil Nasser's 77th Birthday Party Bash

The Great Bassist Jamil Nasser was recently given a party to honor his 77th Birthday. The event was held at Cobi's Place on June 21, 2009. In attendance was Ahmad Jamal, Monty Alexander, George Coleman, Lou Donaldson, Richard Wyands, Paul West and Harold Mabern. It was a great tribute to an important musician and educator of ...


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