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Charles Mingus and Miles Davis: Changing Moods

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The recordings of Charles Mingus in the mid-1950s document a musical voice so distinctive that they are immediately recognizable today. But Mingus' obsessive commitment to the primacy of the composition was not always shared by his peers, nor understood by his critics.

A public feud between Mingus, who was struggling unsuccessfully to win critical ...

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Remembering William Marcel "Buddy" Collette

Remembering William Marcel "Buddy" Collette

By Ed Hamilton Saxophonist and flautist Buddy Collette brought color to white TV game show orchestras, before Martin Luther King fought for civil rights in the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott. He paved the way for the hiring of musicians of color into all-white TV and film orchestras: Clark Terry, J.J. Johnson, Count Basie, Quincy Jones, Benny Golson, ...

Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band: Mosaic Select

Read "Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band: Mosaic Select" reviewed by Samuel Chell

Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin
Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band: Mosaic Select
Mosaic Records
2008

Jazz was never more schizophrenic than in the 1970s. On the one hand, musicians equally savvy about mixing genres and running mixing boards were selling out arenas and producing lucrative, widely ...