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Together (Maxine Sullivan Sings The Music Of Jule Styne)

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CD capsule

What do you get if you take a 76 year old jazz singer who's seen a lot of life, surround her with a small group of premier ...

Meet Francesca "Cha Cha" Miano

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A Newport Jazz Festival-New York concert at Carnegie Hall in the early 1970s got Queens native Francesca “Cha Cha" Miano hooked on hearing live jazz--even though, she says, some of the music she heard on the mixed bill that night was way ahead of her at the time. Little did she know that her magnificent obsession ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Piccola guida al nuovo jazz italiano

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Non è vero che il jazz italiano sta bene. Non è vero che siamo il paese dei festival e che abbiamo musicisti che tutto il mondo ci invidia. Possiamo raccontarcela tra di noi, se vi va. Facendo finta che questo sia il migliore dei mondi possibili e che il sole dell'avvenire splenda alto sopra l'orizzonte, ma ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Band Ambition: Sherrie Maricle and Diva

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In the iconic photo A Great Day in Harlem (1958), bandleader and pianist Count Basie has taken a seat on the curb. Eleven neighborhood kids and one ringer, Taft Jordan Jr, are seated single file to Basie's right. Marian McPartland and Mary Lou Williams stand behind the kids, chatting. They are bookended, appropriately, by Oscar Pettiford ...

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 ...

NEWS: RADIO

Class Of 39: Lindy Hopping Down The Yellow Brick Road

Class Of 39: Lindy Hopping Down The Yellow Brick Road

A decade after the crash that caused the Great Depression, Americans were eager to embrace a new sense of hope. In 1939, some of the best movies and pop songs of all time lightened the load for the 17.2 % of the population still without a job. This week on Riverwalk Jazz, performances by guest artists Lionel ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Maxine Gordon Reminisces About Dexter Gordon and More at All About Jazz!

Maxine Gordon Reminisces About Dexter Gordon and More at All About Jazz!

More than just the wife, manager and posthumous advocate for the late tenor giant Dexter Gordon, Maxine Gordon is a scholar, researcher, and archivist who has done pioneering research on jazz in Harlem in the 1930s and the history of jazz in the Bronx, NY. A lifelong jazz fan who is currently working on a new book ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Maxine Gordon: The Legacy of Dexter Gordon

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Legendary tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was a focal point of the bebop and hard bop revolutions. Later in his career, he achieved the status of an American icon with his lead role in Bernard Tavernier's 1986 film, Round Midnight, which garnered him an Academy Award nomination. His “homecoming" in New York City, after living in Europe ...

NEWS: RADIO

Maxine Sullivan's 100th Birthday Celebration on Riverwalk Jazz This Week

Maxine Sullivan's 100th Birthday Celebration on Riverwalk Jazz This Week

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, Arbors recording artists Rebecca Kilgore and John Sheridan join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band for a program devoted to Maxine Sullivan's 100th birthday called Flow Gently, Sweet Rhythm. Over a five decade career, Maxine Sullivan brought a light, subtle approach to jazz vocals that paved the way for the “Cool School" of singing. Sullivan first came ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Putumayo Presents "Jazz," a Collection of Exceptional Recordings by Jazz Legends

Featured Artists: Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans * Mose Allison * Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson * Chet Baker * Blossom Dearie * Hampton Hawes * Billie Holiday * The Nat King Cole Trio * Anita O'Day * Nina Simone * Zoot Sims * Maxine Sullivan

Putumayo announces the May 3rd release of Jazz, featuring a ...