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NEA Jazz Masters Program Morphs into Museum of Jazz Masters

By Fradley Garner It's happened every year since 1982, but it won't again after 2012, when the honors- loaded gravy train arrives at its 30th and last stop. The National Endowment for the Arts' Jazz Master Awards, America's highest honor in its own music genre, then goes the way of the space shuttle. For three decades, the arts endowment has ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 20, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks177Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)256165+9117415256Steve Turre Delicious & Delightful (HighNote)223170+5306024341James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)210195+1505715435The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)201199+205035593Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)184155+2905534612Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)181221-4015518769Freddy Cole Freddy Cole Sings Mr.B (HighNote)148167-1904664884Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)147157-1004011091331Hadley Caliman & Pete Christlieb Reunion (Origin)133129+404794102429Stanley Clarke Stanley Clarke Band (Heads Up)13275+57059214111010Curtis Fuller ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 13, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks121Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)221210+110571722534Dave Bass Gone (Dave Bass)20587+11825123357The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)199176+2305434413James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)195228-33160145631Steve Turre Delicious & Delightful (HighNote)170168+2151536930Freddy Cole Freddy Cole Sings Mr.B (HighNote)167148+19047637712Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)165160+505654842Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)157188-3105519938Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)155191-360533310104Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)140143-30421131185Amina Figarova Sketches (Munich)139157-180504612116Michael ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 6, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks1326James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)228176+5215413212Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)210220-100591638—Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)191136+5515132424Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)188195-7052185715The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)176152+2424953631—Steve Turre Delicious & Delightful (HighNote)16878+90552627125Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)160120+4025553856Amina Figarova Sketches (Munich)157164-704845930—Freddy Cole Freddy Cole Sings Mr.B (HighNote)14879+69242921043Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)143173-300401121167Michael Dease Grace (JLP)122153-3104448121615Adam Schroeder ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: August 30, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks123Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)220224-415515241Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)195176+1905517326—James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)17692+8465232432Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)173187-14049111564Amina Figarova Sketches (Munich)164143+2115544676Michael Dease Grace (JLP)153138+1505147715—The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)152110+42349728——Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)13622+1144528193120Trombone Shorty Backatown (Verve Forecast)13076+540622201085Fred Hersch Whirl (Palmetto)126131-504611011109Lee Ritenour's 6 String Theory 6 String Theory (Concord)121122-1039310125—Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: August 23, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks1——Jim Pearce I’m In The Twilight Of A Mediocre Career (Self Released)258—+258174411235Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)224195+2925124323Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)187201-14051110412Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)176228-52150165——Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)15029+121158516427Amina Figarova Sketches (Munich)143171-2824943764Michael Dease Grace (JLP)138139-104946851Fred Hersch Whirl (Palmetto)131147-160501991918Gregory Porter Water (Motema)125100+2513691010911Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory 6 String Theory (Concord)122125-3041391177Yotam Resonance (JLP)119133-1404541212812Steve Davis Images (Posi-Tone)115130-1503839131414Pat ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration

Read "A Jazz Celebration" reviewed by Michael Fortuna

The Marsalis family--father Ellis on piano with sons Branford on tenor and soprano saxophones, Wynton on trumpet, Delfeayo on trombone, and Jason on drums--has put an indelible stamp on the world of jazz.

One problem: they've never played together as a family.

That changed in August 2001, when the University ...

The Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration

Read "A Jazz Celebration" reviewed by Jim Santella

The First Family of Modern Jazz performed on August 4, 2001 at a concert hall in The Crescent City to mark the retirement of Ellis Marsalis from teaching duties at the University of New Orleans. Fortunately, the event was captured on tape.

As with most live performances, this celebration includes a fair amount ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration

Read "A Jazz Celebration" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

The Marsalis family could arguably be called the first family of modern jazz. The name needs no introduction to people who know music, and in particular, jazz music. From the more recognizable names of Wynton and Branford, to the lesser known, but also talented siblings, Jason and Delfeayo; on August 4th 2001, the brothers aligned professional ...