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Dot Time Legends Series: Is Every Night New Year's Eve Around Here?

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Soon after The Embers opened in New York City in late 1951, Joe Bushkin and His Quartet spent 16 memorable weeks there. With Milt Hinton and Jo Jones, Bushkin was joined by Buck Clayton on trumpet. Astoundingly, Art Tatum had a solo piano gig there at the same time. Bushkin and Tatum listened to each other ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Nat Hentoff: The Never-Ending Ball

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This interview was first published at All About Jazz on June 23, 2010.

Nat Hentoff was eleven years old when, walking down the road one day in Boston, he heard music so exciting that he shouted with pleasure and ran into the shop to learn that the music was of clarinetist Artie Shaw. In ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dot Time Records New Release: Joe Bushkin Quartet "Live At The Embers 1952" - Available September 15, 2016

Dot Time Records New Release: Joe Bushkin Quartet "Live At The Embers 1952" - Available September 15, 2016

DOT TIME RECORDS ANNOUNCES
NEW RELEASE IN LEGENDS SERIES JOE BUSHKIN QUARTET
Live at the Embers 1952 Featuring
BUCK CLAYTON, MILT HINTON AND JO JONES Dot Time Records announces the third release of its “Legends" Series, Live at the Embers 1952- The Joe Bushkin Quartet featuring Buck Clayton, Milt Hinton and Jo Jones. One night ...

They Died Before 40--New Jazz Film To Make History

They Died Before 40--New Jazz Film To Make History

The Music Kept Them Alive… And Killed Them! Which jazz musician’s funeral attracted 10,000 mourners and an 80-car funeral procession? Which African American musician was forced to play at the other end of the recording studio with white musicians? The website for the film has 40 Hot Points and more. More than two dozen gifted jazz artists died before reaching ...

ARTICLE: DRUM ADDICTION

Less Is More? Really?

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There have been popular views by certain so-called experts that seem to have been accepted as dogma, the term “less is more" being one of them. However, as in any subject from sports to politics to science to religion, every pundit has an equal who has a contrary opinion. I, for one, am bothered by some ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Working the Rhythm Section: Tom Lawton, Lee Smith, and Dan Monaghan

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As Duke Ellington's standard goes, “It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got that Swing." The rhythm section (piano, bass, drums, with guitar and percussion sometimes added) is the core of the typical jazz ensemble. They set the frame for the leader, singer, and soloists and contribute their own solos as well. Even though they ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

“Jazz In The Key Of Light" Spotlights Jazz Greats And Rising Stars

“Jazz In The Key Of Light" Spotlights Jazz Greats And Rising Stars

Veteran jazz writer and photographer Ken Franckling has published a new book, Jazz in the Key of Light (Eighty of our Finest Jazz Musicians Speak for Themselves). It illuminates more than 80 musicians through a different format than the traditional fine art photography book. Images of its featured jazz artists, in performance or moments of personal reflection, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mark Sherman: Truth Of Who I Am

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Vibraphonist Mark Sherman likes using the term consummate to describe musicians and colleagues that he's played with. While it would be difficult to speak to every notable musician that Sherman's played for and ask about their opinion about Juilliard graduate and professor, it is safe to assume that they would also describe Sherman as a consummate ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Albert Murray: The Hero Of The Blues And Jazz

Albert Murray: The Hero Of The Blues And Jazz

By Greg Thomas Albert Murray, one of America's most significant writers and thought leaders of the 20th century on the blues, jazz and their influence on American culture, died in his Harlem home on the evening of August 18, 2013. In his non-fiction books The Omni-Americans, The Hero and the Blues, Stomping the Blues, The Blue Devils of Nada and From the ...

A Great Day in Harlem: The Spirit Lives - 50 Years On

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This encore presentation from January 2009 celebrates Jean Bach, director of A Great Day in Harlem. Ms. Bach died on May 27th at her home in Manhattan. She was 94.

It is probably the most celebrated ensemble jazz portrait of all time. Fifty-seven of the greatest jazz musicians gathered together on the steps of ...