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I Called Him Morgan by Kasper Collin

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Lee MorganI Called Him Morgan A film by Kasper Collin 2016 Forty five years ago on a precariously snowy night, prolifically talented jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan was fatally wounded at Slug's Saloon in the East Village of jny: New York City, shot down by his common-law wife, Helen, in front ...

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Tornano i tesori della Xanadu

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Proseguono le riedizioni dei dischi della Xanadu grazie all'accordo tra Zev Feldman e Jordi Soley di Elemental Music e la società The Orchard, attuale proprietaria dell'etichetta fondata da Don Schlitten. Dopo un primo assaggio di sei dischi uscito qualche mese fa, il nuovo capitolo della Master Edition Series è corposo e ci dà l'occasione per rievocare ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Burt Eckoff: A Pianist's Close Encounters With the Greats of Jazz

Read "Burt Eckoff: A Pianist's Close Encounters With the Greats of Jazz" reviewed by Idelle Nissila-Stone

Active in the jny: New York City jazz scene since the 1960s, pianist Burt Eckoff played with many jazz greats, among them Howard McGhee, Maynard Ferguson, Art Blakey, Sonny Stitt and Archie Shepp. He is known for exceptional artistry in his work with vocalists Dionne Warwick, The Drifters, Eddie Jefferson, and most importantly Dakota Staton, with ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Joanne Brackeen Receives BNY Mellon Jazz 2014 Living Legacy Award

Joanne Brackeen Receives BNY Mellon Jazz 2014 Living Legacy Award

Jazz pianist, educator, and composer Joanne Brackeen was honored with the BNY Mellon Jazz 2014 Living Legacy Award in a special ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 10, 2014. The Living Legacy Award honors jazz masters from the mid-Atlantic region who have achieved distinction in jazz performance and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

George Cables: The Pianist’s Dedication to the Group

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Anyone who is serious about jazz will tell you that George Cables belongs in the pantheon of the greatest jazz pianists. Everyone, that is, except George Cables. Exceptional in every way, he is yet a team player. He sees himself as part of the rhythm section, and has always emphasized the group over the soloist. He ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Conrad Herwig: There's Nothing Else

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Talking about some of his great influences in jazz, Conrad Herwig points out that it's important to look beyond their achievements on their instruments. “Sometimes during a musician's lifetime, people put so much emphasis on their virtuosity as a player that they don't really think about the vehicle of their expression--their compositions." Herwig was speaking of ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Swing University Winter 2013 Course Schedule Jazz At Lincoln Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center continues the 25th anniversary education season with a new and enhanced Swing University Winter term. Old favorites such as Dizzy Gillespie taught by producer/broadcaster Boo Frazier, Dizzy's own nephew, and Discography led by writer/photographer Ed Berger, are joined by the new course After Coltrane, Before Jazz at Lincoln Center led by educator ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Bassist Larry Ridley Interviewed at AAJ

Bassist Larry Ridley Interviewed at AAJ

Bassist Larry Ridley has one of the most impressive pedigrees in all of jazz. After coming up in his hometown of Indianapolis, playing with Freddie Hubbard and James Spaulding, Ridley relocated to New York, appearing on some of the 1960s most important records with Hubbard, Roy Haynes, Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, Jackie McLean and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Larry Ridley: Them's That Teach Can Do

Read "Larry Ridley: Them's That Teach Can Do" reviewed by Russ Musto

Bassist Larry Ridley has one of the most impressive pedigrees in all of jazz. After coming up in his hometown of Indianapolis, playing with Freddie Hubbard and James Spaulding, Ridley relocated to New York, appearing on some of the 1960s most important records with Hubbard, Roy Haynes, Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, Jackie McLean and ...


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