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Bert Ambrose

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Article: Just For Fun

Hear Me Talkin' to Ya: Jazz Aphorisms

Read "Hear Me Talkin' to Ya: Jazz Aphorisms" reviewed by Chris May


For artists who express themselves in a non-verbal medium, jazz instrumentalists have come up with a bundle of choice aphorisms. Here are four attributed to, or about, tenor saxophonists, which were coined too late for inclusion in Nat Shapiro and Nat Hentoff's Hear Me Talkin' to Ya (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1955).

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Article: Big Band Report

Farewell, Sir John

Read "Farewell, Sir John" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Some of us are old enough to remember when Sir John Dankworth was simply Johnny Dankworth, and quite simply one of the finest jazz musicians Great Britain has ever produced. Johnny became Sir John in 2006 when he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth, nine years after his wife, the marvelous singer Cleo Laine, was made a ...


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