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Stu Mindeman and trio explore a Chick Corea classic at the Chicago Jazz Festival

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When reflecting on his 1968 recording Now He Sings, Now He Sobs, Chick Corea shared the following with jazz journalist Don Heckman: “The title...comes from I Ching, an ancient Chinese book that I was into in the '60s when I was studying different philosophies and religions. It's also known as the Book of Changes. ...


Article: Book Review

Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In And Out Of Jazz

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Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In And Out Of Jazz Fred Hersch 307 Pages ISBN: #9781101904343 Crown Archetype Press 2017 Disclaimer #1: Like the author, I harbor a blood pathogen (he HIV, me Leukemia) that is intent on killing me. Disclaimer #2: Being of similar ...


Article: Live Review

Washington, D.C. Reclaims its Role as a Jazz Destination

Read "Washington, D.C. Reclaims its Role as a Jazz Destination" reviewed by Paula Phillips

Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz Oxygen for the Ears is a 2012 award-winning documentary film depicting the vibrancy of the jazz scene in the nation's capital. Made in three years by German-born astrophysicist Stefan Immler, the 94-minute documentary shows the city's key role in the past, present and future of jazz and is gaining attention ...


News: Festival

2010 Chicago Jazz Festival presented by CareFusion Expands to Four Days of Music, September 2-5

Ramsey Lewis 75th Birthday Celebration in Millennium Park, September 3 As a music genre known for riffs and improvisation, it seems only fitting that the 32nd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival, presented by CareFusion has grown throughout the years from a two-day event to a four-day with several locations. The Chicago Jazz Festival is proud to once ...


Article: Live Review

Chicago Jazz Festival: New Works, Old Favorites

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Chicago Jazz FestivalChicago, IllinoisAugust 30, 2008Jazz is an ever-evolving art form, and the Chicago Jazz Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary by commissioning new works by four composers who drew on the music's century-long history while propelling it on toward its adventurous future. Three of the new suites had their world premieres on Saturday ...


Article: Live Review

Chicago Jazz Festival 2006

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Nestled in between Buckingham Fountain and the Sears Tower, Grant Park came alive during Labor Day Weekend with the sweet sound of music at the 28th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival. This year, fascinating tributes were paid to Miles Davis' 80th birthday, the magical music of New Orleans, the lyricism of both Oscar Brown, Jr. and Billie ...


Article: Live Review

Chicago Jazz Festival 2006

Read "Chicago Jazz Festival 2006" reviewed by Sandy Ingham

The Chicago Jazz Festival is the biggest free event of its kind anywhere, and it also likes to boast about the broad spectrum of music it offers... everything from the roots to the far-out branches (but no “smooth" jazz, thank good ness). It lived up to its billing on both counts over Labor Day weekend.An ...


Article: Live Review

Chicago Jazz Festival 2003

Read "Chicago Jazz Festival 2003" reviewed by Gary Firstenberg

One of the aspects of Chicago's annual jazz festival is its family-friendly atmosphere, which provides children of all ages a chance to learn about jazz, as well as the opportunity to tap their feet to it. Tents lined the main aisle around the stage, offering food and drink, as well as classic videos of historic jazz ...


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