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Charles Mingus

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One of the most important figures in twentieth century American music, Charles Mingus was a virtuoso bass player, accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer. Born on a military base in Nogales, Arizona in 1922 and raised in Watts, California, his earliest musical influences came from the church— choir and group singing— and from "hearing Duke Ellington over the radio when [he] was eight years old." He studied double bass and composition in a formal way (five years with H. Rheinshagen, principal bassist of the New York Philharmonic, and compositional techniques with the legendary Lloyd Reese) while absorbing vernacular music from the great jazz masters, first-hand

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Mingus Three (Deluxe Edition)

Label: Rhino
Released: 2022
Track listing: Disc One: Original LP: Yesterdays; Back Home Blues; I Can’t Get Started; Hamp’s New Blues; Summertime; Dizzy Moods; Laura. Disc Two: The Outtakes: Untitled Blues; Untitled Blues (Take 2); Back Home Blues (Take 6); Hamp’s New Blues (Take 4}; I Can’t Get Started (Take 1); Yesterdays (Take 2, incomplete); Dizzy Moods (Take 2); Summertime (Take 3).

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Jivin' with Joni: The Lost Recordings 1978-1979

Label: April First Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Disc 1: It Goes Like This, Joni I-II-III; Elbow Room; Boogie Woogie Man (Groove 1);Charlie Chatter (1); Joni Replies(1); Screwdriver Monday (Sketch); The Wolf That Lives In Lindsey (Alternate); More Charlie Chatter; Edith and The Kingpin; You're Old Enough To Say Goodnight (False Start); Your Guardian Angel Can't Relax (Demo & Rehearsal Mix); Joni & Charlie. Disc 2: The Whole Outdoor Scene; The Ballad of Toots Banger; Pieces of Wisconsin; Pieces of Wisconsin (End Piece); A Chair In the Sky (demo); Evergreen Eyes (Joni Home Recording); Sweet Sucker Dance (Alternate); God Must be a Boogie Man (Rehearsal & Alternate); Goodbye Pork Pie Hat/ Moanin'/ Woodstock/ Caravan/ All the Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother; You're Old Enough To Say Goodnight. Disc 3: Happy Birthday 1975 (Rap); God Must Be a Boogie Man; Funeral (Rap); A Chair in the Sky; The Wolf That Lives in Lindsey; I's a Muggin'; Sweet Sucker Dance; Coin in the Pocket (Rap); The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines; Lucky; Goodbye Pork Pie Hat.

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The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott's

Label: Resonance Records
Released: 2022
Track listing:
CD 1
Introduction: Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Silk Blues; Noddin’ Ya Head Blues.
CD 2
Mind-Readers’ Convention In Milano (aka Number 29); Ko Ko (Theme).
CD 3
Fables of Faubus; Pops (aka When the Saints Go Marching In); The Man Who Never Sleeps; Air Mail Special.

Article: Live Review

Firenze Jazz Festival 2022

Read "Firenze Jazz Festival 2022" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Firenze Jazz Festival Firenze Varie sedi 6-10.9.2022 Il Firenze Jazz Festival 2022 era programmato in due parti distinte: la prima, denominata Preview, si è svolta da mercoledì 6 a sabato 10 settembre; la seconda, più articolata, la settimana successiva, da mercoledì 14 a domenica 18 settembre. Daremo qui conto di ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Anat Cohen, Mal Waldron, Roberto Ottaviano, Trevor Dunn & More New Releases

Read "Anat Cohen, Mal Waldron, Roberto Ottaviano, Trevor Dunn & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Music by, or inspired by, Charles Mingus, Mal Waldron, Brazil, Humanity... and the Convulsionaries... To know more... click on the embedded player and happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Anat Cohen “Boa Tarde Povo" Quartetinho (Anzic) 0:16 Host talks 5:08 Roberto Ottaviano, Alexander Hawkins “Hobo Ho" ...

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Article: Live Review

Detroit Jazz Festival 2022: The 43rd Edition Returns to a Live Audience

Read "Detroit Jazz Festival 2022: The 43rd Edition Returns to a Live Audience" reviewed by Paul Rauch


Detroit Jazz FestivalHart Plaza and Campus Martius jny:Detroit, MI September 2-5, 2022 The main lobby of the Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center was abuzz with greetings and joyful conversation. You could feel the ardent positivity in the room as well as you could feel the near ninety-degree heat and accompanying steady ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases + Some Soul, Electric Funk and a Hot California set of '50s Cool

Read "New Releases + Some Soul, Electric Funk and a Hot California set of '50s Cool" reviewed by David Brown


This week new releases from Chad Taylor and James Brandon Lewis, a soulful set of Ramsey Lewis (RIP), getting funky with the Electric Eddie Harris, Les McCann and Yusef Lateef, then a shift to a hot California set of '50s cool, and more. Playlist Thelonious Monk “Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete ...

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Article: Album Review

Aaron Seeber: First Move

Read "First Move" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Given that it is his debut disc, drummer Aaron Seeber's First Move seems aptly titled. The music it offers is anything but an opening gambit, however; even after a cursory listen, it is quickly apparent that Seeber has been at this game for some time. From the top-shelf caliber of his associates, to his unfailing poise ...

Article: Live Review

Il jazz italiano per le terre del sisma 2022

Read "Il jazz italiano per le terre del sisma 2022" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Il jazz italiano per le terre del sisma 2022 L'Aquila Varie sedi 3-4.9.2022 Era il 2015 quando con un'iniziativa provvidenziale, ideata da Paolo Fresu e caldeggiata da varie istituzioni, si decise di portare il jazz all'Aquila distrutta dal sisma. Fu un'edizione eroica, entusiasta, affollatissima, un'invasione pacifica da parte di un corpo ...


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