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Meet Doug Collette

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Doug Collette's pedigree for crafting honest and carefully-considered music analysis lies in a nearly fifty year devotion to contemporary rock and roll, jazz and the blues. During this time, his zeal for writing has grown to (almost) equal his devotion to the musical experiences he has documented from his astute observations of records, videos, books and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Horace Parlan: Movin' + Groovin'

Horace Parlan: Movin' + Groovin'

By now, it's no secret that Bill Evans is my favorite pianist. In second place would have to be Horace Parlan. Born in Pittsburgh, Parlan at a young age contracted polio, which left his right hand partly disabled and disfigured. Two of the fingers in his right hand were out of commission. As a result, his ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Art Framer: Perception

Art Framer: Perception

Art Farmer had a way of playing the trumpet and flugelhorn that sounded as if he was dancing or singing. Farmer was less about blasts and taut nuance and more about a light, pretty touch. His horn had a classical elegance and a jazz tone that delighted the ear without being commercial. On ballads, you could ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Denin Koch

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Meet Denin Koch Hailed as possessing “pristine playing, meticulous composing" and “a very personal voice deserving of attention," guitarist and composer Denin Koch has synthesized his wide and varied influences into a unique approach to jazz improvisation. He has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Dee Daniels, Ryan Keberle, and ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Bobby Jaspar: Club St. Germain

Bobby Jaspar: Club St. Germain

\For me, the only tenor saxophonist who rivals Stan Getz in tone, improvisation and phrasing is Bobby Jaspar. The Belgian saxophonist and flutist had a singular cool approach and, like Getz, loved the high register of his instrument. In 1955, on December 27 and 29, Jaspar and his All Stars were recorded at Club St. Germain, ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

YouTubers Dig Chet Baker

YouTubers Dig Chet Baker

Every so often, I come across talented kids on YouTube playing the music of favorite jazz artists on their instruments. Either they're playing transcriptions of artists' solos or they're playing along to their records. What unites them is a clear passion for the music's beauty. In the past, I've featured kids playing pianist Red Garland and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Soho Scene '66 and '67

Soho Scene '66 and '67

This just in from London: A smashing extension of the British jazz “Soho Scene" series from the U.K.'s R&B Records. I last posted on the series here. The new four-CD, 78-track box set is entitled Soho Scene '66 and '67: Jazz Goes Mod and comes with a superb 32-page booklet and liner notes by tenor saxophonist ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

The Giants of Jazz, 1972

The Giants of Jazz, 1972

In July 1972, when I was 15, I boarded a commuter train at the Croton-Harmon station near my family's house and traveled an hour south to New York City and Carnegie Hall to see the Giants of Jazz. The ensemble was appearing as part of the Newport Jazz Festival. The supergroup was conceived by George Wein, ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Marvin Stamm on Bernie Glow

Marvin Stamm on Bernie Glow

In the recording studios of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, trumpet players had specialties. Like baseball batters and Old West gunslingers, top trumpeters in the horn sections of big bands and pop orchestras became distinguished for a particular style. Each of the four trumpet seats were occupied by players known for acing notes and nuances in ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Gigi Gryce

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From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in 2002. Gigi Gryce was a special kind of musician--the kind often overlooked by the mainstream jazz world today, but widely respected by those familiar with his all too brief time under the jazz spotlight of the 1950s. More often rated as ...


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