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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Penang Island Jazz Festival 2016

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12 + 1 Penang Island Jazz Festival
Bayview Beach Resort/Various Venues
jny: Penang, Malaysia
December 1-4, 2016

A tongue-in-cheek marketing ploy, or fear of inviting disaster? The Malaysians are doubtless no more or no less suspicious than folk in most places, but the organizers of the 12th + 1 Penang Island ...

ARTICLE: ONE LP

Benny Golson: Dizzy Gillespie Sextet with Dexter Gordon: Blue 'n' Boogie

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Well--I've been around for a long time, and during the time when I got started there were no such things as albums so there were no covers! This was the time of the 78 recording with three minute at tops for each recording so whatever the person was going to present they had to present it ...

ARTICLE: ONE LP

Jon Faddis: Dizzy Gillespie & Roy Eldridge, Soul Mates

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Jon Faddis: Wigan Arena, July, 2014

Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge Soul Mates (Verve, 1954)

“I remember getting this as a present from my sister on my 11th birthday and I just remember how excited I was.

I listened to that record thousands of times. It wasn't my first Dizzy ...

ARTICLE: ONE LP

Joe Lovano: Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight

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Joe Lovano: Birdland, NYC, 21st September 2014

“Well, I would have to say Miles Davis, 'Round About Midnight (Columbia, 1957). I grew up listening to this recording as a kid and the poetic expression -the ensemble playing between John Coltrane and Miles Davis, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones just captured my ...

ARTICLE: ONE LP

Sheila Jordan: Charlie Parker, Now's The Time

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Sheila Jordan: At home, New York City, 11th February 2014

“This is the first jazz recording I ever heard, it's not even bebop! It's a rebopper! Charlie Parker's Reboppers.

“There's a whole story behind this record. Charlie Parker alto, Miles Davis, trumpet, Curley Russell, bass and who's on piano? ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Sheila Jordan: Now's The Time

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Sheila Jordan, one of the last great jazz vocalists from the bebop era turns eighty six on 18 November. Happy Birthday Sheila! There's much to celebrate. The Pennsylvanian-born singer's remarkable life story has just been published--the first complete biography to cover Jordan's life and career in detail. Written by Ellen Johnson over seven years, Jazz Child: ...

ARTICLE: ONE LP

Jack Bruce: L'ascension, Olivier Messiaen

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"It's called L'ascension by Olivier Messiaen who was a French composer I have loved for most of my life. Why I love his compositions is he shows that music has always existed.

Humans only stole it.

We borrowed it -but it's in nature. It holds the universe together, ask any skylark or ...

NEWS: EVENT

William Ellis' One LP Project Exhibited At The Archive Of Contemporary Music, September 19 To October 3

William Ellis' One LP Project Exhibited At The Archive Of Contemporary Music, September 19 To October 3

The ARChive of Contemporary Music is pleased to present its first gallery exhibition by British photographer William Ellis. The exhibition offers 50 portraits of musicians holding one of their favorite albums. Friday September 19 to Friday October 3 ARChive of Contemporary Music
54 White St
New York, NY 10013 Each portrait is accompanied by a ...

ARTICLE: ONE LP

Kenny Burrell: Duke Ellington, The Great Paris Concert

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Kenny Burrell: University of California, Los Angeles, 7th May 2013
The record the maestro recorded in Paris in 1963; there are many great things on this recording.
One that I particularly like--it's one of my favorite pieces in all of Ellingtonia and all music--is “Tone Parallel To Harlem," known as “Harlem Suite." ...

ARTICLE: ONE LP

Orbert Davis: Clifford Brown with Strings

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Orbert Davis: Symphony Centre, Buntrock Hall, Chicago. 15th May, 2013
This is Clifford Brown with Strings (EmArcy, 1955). I was a teenager when I first heard this incredible album--the depth is in its subtleties--and Clifford is so perfect with the string writing of Neal Hefti. It's a true blending of classical and jazz.


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