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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ron Carter: Detroit Jazz Festival 2016 Artist-In-Residence

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As the artist-in-residence for the 37th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival, Ron Carter maintained an active role in both the artistic and educational functions that accompanied this distinguished position, made even more extraordinary by the fact that it was all happening in his hometown. Having teamed with Pat Metheny last year for a stellar duo ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Glenn Zottola: A Jazz Life - On the Road and In Demand

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World-renown trumpeter, saxophonist, musical director, producer and entrepreneur. These are but a mere handful of words that describe the vast talent in Glenn Zottola's bag of musical marvels. There are others: child prodigy, creative genius, “musical natural" and aural savant also percolate rapidly to mind. Now ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

A Remembrance of Percy Heath

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This article was originally published at All About Jazz in May 2005.

Percy Heath could play the hell out of that big contrabass.

Played it for more than half a century. With Bird and Miles and Diz and 'Trane and Brownie and the venerable Modern Jazz Quartet and on and on. And ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

We Three Kings: The Heath Brothers

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This article was originally published at All About Jazz in 2002.

Bundle these three brothers' experiences and associations through their individual and collective careers, and anyone with even the slightest notion of jazz appreciation will indubitably realize the significance of the Heath triumvirate--bassist Percy, saxophonist Jimmy, and drummer Albert “Tootie."

What an ...

Herbie Mann: An Amalgamation of Everything

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[Flauist Herbie Mann was often ahead of the trend with his wide explorations into sounds from everywhere. When I asked him in this 1978 interview where music in general was heading, he talked about a broad mix--"an amalgamation of everything"--which might be a good way to describe Mann's overall career, except that it doesn't account for ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Modern Jazz Quartet: The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings 1956-64

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The Modern Jazz Quartet
The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings of The Modern Jazz Quartet 1956-64
Mosaic Records
2011

They were diverse in talent and temperament. John Lewis, the quiet and determined westerner, who told sound stories with his linear and logical blues-based pianisms; Milt “Bags" Jackson, the baggy eyed, Motor ...

Modern Jazz Quartet: The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings 1956-64

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The Modern Jazz Quartet
The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings of The Modern Jazz Quartet 1956-64
Mosaic Records
2011

Even now, nearly sixty years later, it seems improbable that a group which came together as the rhythm section for one of the hottest players in bebop's genesis era, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Paul Motian: New York, NY, May 20 2011

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Paul Motian Quartet “Tribute to the MJQ"
Village Vanguard
New York, NY
May 20, 2011

The boundary between past and present in jazz has, over the years, become a source of overwrought debate. The rise of “Tribute" shows at New York City's big name clubs gives ammunition to those who say that jazz ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Chet Baker, Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Cannonball Adderly Headline Concord Jazz Reissues

Chet Baker, Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Cannonball Adderly Headline Concord Jazz Reissues

Concord Music Group will release six new titles in the Original Jazz Classics Remasters series on June 14, 2011. Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, generous helpings of bonus tracks (many of them previously unreleased), and new liner notes that provide historical and technical context, the series showcases some of the most pivotal recordings of ...

ARTICLE: FORGOTTEN FINDS

Great Sidemen - Great Leaders

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Being a sideman can be a thankless job. Sure, you might get to play regularly, but you rarely get to call the tune. If your boss is a big star, the gig might even pay pretty well, but if the band is going to Fargo, North Dakota in January, brother, so are you, and you weren't ...