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ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Buddy Rich: The Beat Goes On

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Was Buddy Rich really “the world's greatest drummer"? The answer to that speculative question is debatable, of course, and opinions may vary, as they no doubt do on what kind of a person (or persons) he was when not weaving his particular brand of magic behind a drum kit. Buddy's remarkable talents as a drummer and ...

Spiritualized, Connie Crothers, Allen Lowe & Vinny Golia

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Spiritualized
Secret Project Robot
April 2, 2013


The English cosmo-psychedelic drugsludge-rock combo Spiritualized would usually be expected to play at one of NYC's larger venues, such as Terminal 5 or Webster Hall. Just prior to their U.S. West Coast dates, Spiritualized suddenly announced a micro-gig, leaking the ...

ARTICLE: DAN'S DEN

Every Now and Den

Read "Every Now and Den" reviewed by Dan Morgenstern

It's been so long since the last Den that it should perhaps be renamed, “Every Now and Den." But here I am with some of the events that stand out from the past five months or so, not necessarily in chronological order.

I've never missed the annual Satchmo Summerfest in New Orleans, and the August ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazz Connect Conference at APAP|NYC 2013 Schedule

Jazz Connect Conference at APAP|NYC 2013 Schedule

Jazz Connect 2013 is free to all attendees. Register here. LOCATION:
Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas at 54th St.
New York, NY 10019 THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 9:00 am Workshops 1. Full Stream Ahead: Music Streaming Rights & Issues As music makes continues to make its bumpy transition to digital, new technologies ...

ARTICLE: DAN'S DEN

A Swell Farewell...and Onward

Read "A Swell Farewell...and Onward" reviewed by Dan Morgenstern

On April 13, Rutgers University-Newark threw a swell party for me on the occasion of my retirement as director of the Institute of Jazz Studies. I won't go into the social and musical details here, but do want to thank all my friends who showed up, and the many others who sent regrets--notably Sonny Rollins, whose ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Newport Jazz Festival As Strong As Ever

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CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI
August 6-8, 2010

It may seem like a small thing, but it's nice that the jazz festival in Rhode Island last weekend, August 6-8, was called the CareFusion NewportJazz Festival. No matter how you slice that, it's the Newport Jazz Festival, in the ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet

Read "Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet" reviewed by Daniel Kassell

Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet
Randall Sandke
Hardcover; 288 pages
ISBN: 0-8108-6652-8
Scarecrow Press
2010

In Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet, musician and author Randall Sandke tackles the stubborn and controversial question of whether jazz is the product of ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Two Tributes to Bille Holiday: Dee Dee Bridgewater and Stepanie Nakasian

Read "Two Tributes to Bille Holiday: Dee Dee Bridgewater and Stepanie Nakasian" reviewed by Joel Roberts







Dee Dee Bridgewater
Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with Love from Dee Dee
Emarcy
2010

Stephanie Nakasian
Billie Remembered: The Classic Songs of Billie Holiday
Inner City
2010



Dee Dee ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Randy Sandke's New Book "Where the Dark and Light Folks Meet - Race and the Mythology, Politics, and Business of Jazz" Has Just Been Published on Scarecrow Press

Randy Sandke's New Book "Where the Dark and Light Folks Meet - Race and the Mythology, Politics, and Business of Jazz" Has Just Been Published on Scarecrow Press

Randy Sandke tackles the stubborn and controversial question of whether jazz is the product of an insulated African-American environment, shut off from the rest of society by strictures of segregation and discrimination; or whether it is more properly understood as the juncture of a wide variety of influences under the broader umbrella of American culture. This ...

ARTICLE: MEGAPHONE

Creator vs. Interpretor

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By Randy Sandke

We've all heard the saying that “Jazz is America's classical music." Implicit in this notion is the belief that jazz is equally worthy of respect, admiration and support as any 'serious' music. Over the past few decades, jazz has indeed found a greater degree of prestige, academic interest and corporate sponsorship ...