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Darius Jones: From Johnny Hodges To Noise Jazz

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Alto saxophonist Darius Jones--who won most critics' nomination for the best jazz newcomer album of 2009 for Man'ish Boy (A Raw And Beautiful Thing) (AUM Fidelity, 2009)--is a great fan of Johnny Hodges. He says that the lyrical Duke Ellington altoist is his hero, and this is pleasantly noticeable at the beginning of Man'ish Boy. It ...

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"Man'ish Boy" Saxophonist Darius Jones Interviewed at All About Jazz

"Man'ish Boy" Saxophonist Darius Jones Interviewed at All About Jazz

Alto saxophonist Darius Jones—who won most critics' nomination for the best jazz newcomer album of 2009 for Man'ish Boy (A Raw And Beautiful Thing) (AUM Fidelity, 2009)—is a great fan of Johnny Hodges. He says that the lyrical Duke Ellington altoist is his hero, and this is pleasantly noticeable at the beginning of Man'ish Boy. It ...

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From The Download Den: Martha Tilton "And The Angels Sing"

From The Download Den: Martha Tilton "And The Angels Sing"

FROM THE DOWNLOAD DEN AT ALL ABOUT JAZZ Two weeks after Johnny Mercer wrote words to Ziggy Elman's “Fralich in Spring," the new song—the hit “And The Angels Sing"—was premiered by the Benny Goodman Orchestra with singer Martha Tilton in a live broadcast on the Camel Caravan radio series. This week, on January 9, the Download ...

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Loren Schoenberg: From Benny Goodman to The Savory Collection

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Saxophonist, band-leader and writer Loren Schoenberg, now Executive Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, spent an interesting childhood and teenager-hood growing up in New Jersey in the 1970s, meeting and befriending both Teddy Wilson and Hank Jones, and ultimately becoming employed by Wilson's famous '30s boss, Benny Goodman. Schoenberg was first an assistant to ...

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Saxophonist/Writer/Historian Loren Schoenberg Interviewed at All About Jazz

Saxophonist/Writer/Historian Loren Schoenberg Interviewed at All About Jazz

Saxophonist, band-leader and writer Loren Schoenberg, now Executive Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, spent an interesting childhood and teenager-hood growing up in New Jersey in the 1970s, meeting and befriending both Teddy Wilson and Hank Jones, and ultimately becoming employed by Wilson's famous '30s boss, Benny Goodman. Schoenberg was first an assistant to ...

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Kora and Oud Explorer Kane Mathis Interviewed at All About Jazz

Kora and Oud Explorer Kane Mathis Interviewed at All About Jazz

Seattle's Kane Mathis is one of the world's leading performers on the kora, the distinctive (usually) 21-stringed West African harp instrument that is the major instrument of the Mandinka people of Mali; the Malian equivalent of the Western keyboard. Mathis has studied the instrument since the age of twenty, making several trips to The Gambia to ...

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Bill Frisell At The Stone

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Bill Frisell
The Stone
New York City
September 7, 2010

Bill Frisell has captured the imagination of music fans of many types, since his first records in the 1980s. He is the world's favorite alternative take on guitar. Yet, he may be, instead, the next step in guitar rather than another side of ...

ARTICLE: FROM FAR AND WIDE

The National Jazz Museum In Harlem

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The National Jazz Museum in Harlem is at 104, E 126th Street, a few steps from the bridge that carries the Metro North trains to and from Connecticut from the 125th Street station. Situated on the second floor, the museum is primarily a suite of offices with a large front area that presents photographs, video documentaries ...