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Corcoran Holt

Corcoran Holt, a son of Washington, DC, began playing djembe and other West African percussion at the age of 4 as a member of Wo’se Dance Company under the tutelage of Baba Aidoo Holmes & Mahiri Edwards. As a keeper of the rhythm, Corcoran began his study of classical acoustic bass at age 10 with the renowned DC Youth Orchestra (DCYOP). Soon he learned that his great- grandfather, with whom he shared a birthday, was a bass player who grew up in High Point, NC with John Coltrane. Legend has it that he gave Trane lessons. Corcoran feels called to the bass and his work is about honoring the ancestors. Training Grounds While continuing classical training at DCYOP, Corcoran attended the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington DC from 1996 to 2000 where he studied classical bass with Carolyn Kellock, and the jazz art form with teachers such as Davey Yarborough, the late Keter Betts and Steve Novasel

Album

Trying Times

Label: Concord Music Group
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1. Tryin' Times (05:15) 2. Still Trying (03:50) 3. On A Clear Day (04:14) 4. Ugly Beauty (Still We Dream) (04:16) 5. 500 Miles High (05:37) 6. Thou Swell (03:44) 7. Lazy Afternoon (03:38) 8. Joy (06:14) 9. Unity (06:38) 10. Still We Try (Spoken Word Tone Poem) (04:13)

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The Poets Are Gathering

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: That's My Son There (feat. Patricia Smith); Marooning (feat. Patrick Sylvain); Against Silence (feat. Tyehimba Jess); Poem By Poem (feat. Juan Felipe Herrera); Deconstruction Of Idols (feat. Dustin Prestridge); Truths (feat. Lee Herrick); The Poets Are Gathering (feat. Juan Felipe Herrera); Song (feat. Edward Hirsch); Spiral (feat. Marisol Baca); The Sun One (Homage To Sun Ra) (feat. T.R. Hummer); Your Man (feat. Patricia Smith); Impervious Blue (feat. T.R. Hummer); Black Man (feat. Donald Brown, II); Ports Of Sorrow (feat. Patrick Sylvain); Branch Library (feat. Edward Hirsch);These Current Events (feat. Kimiko Hahn).

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Against Silence

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2020
Duration: 4:34

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News: Recording

Saxophonist Benjamin Boone Broadens His Explorations Of Poetry & Jazz With "The Poets Are Gathering," Due Oct. 16 From Origin Records

Saxophonist Benjamin Boone Broadens His Explorations Of Poetry & Jazz With "The Poets Are Gathering," Due Oct. 16 From Origin Records

Benjamin Boone takes his fascination with the merger of poetry and jazz to stunning new heights on The Poets Are Gathering, set for an October 16 release on Origin Records. True to its title, the album finds the saxophonist-composer assembling a large group of acclaimed American poets—11 in all, including Tyehimba Jess (Pulitzer Prize), Patricia Smith ...

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Article: Radio

Under an African spell & Dida Pelled live

Read "Under an African spell & Dida Pelled live" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


A little detour in our African exploration. This week we focus on music by non African musicians who have been inspired by Africa. And then we go in a completely different direction and interview the talented Israeli singer & guitarist Dida Pelled who visited our studio for a live performance. Happy Listening!

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Article: Radio

Hanging With Corcoran Holt

Read "Hanging With Corcoran Holt" reviewed by Nick Davies


Welcome to the second installment of The Crazeology Radio Show on All About Jazz where I play a mix of new and old tunes with a focus on progressive jazz as well as songs with a beat. This week's show includes an interview with Kenny Garret's bassist Corcoran Holt where we discuss his new album The ...

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Article: Album Review

Rale Micic: Night Music

Read "Night Music" reviewed by Jack Bowers


On Night Music, his fourth album as leader of his own group, Rale Micic (pronounced Rah-lay Mee-cheech), a Serbian-born guitarist who has lived and gigged in New York City for more than fifteen years, pays tribute to the music of the Hungarian classical composer Bela Bartok who, as it turns out, spent his last years living ...

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Article: Live Review

2016 Lakeland Jazz Festival

Read "2016 Lakeland Jazz Festival" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


2016 Lakeland Jazz Festival Lakeland Community College Kirtland, Ohio March 18-20, 2016 The Cleveland area has a long history of jazz pedagogy in relation to two well-established community colleges. Cuyahoga Community College's annual jazz featival, the better known program, dates back to 1980 and for many years was a spring tradition ...

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Article: Live Review

Visual & Visionary Jazz a Vicenza

Read "Visual & Visionary Jazz a Vicenza" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Vicenza Jazz 2014 Vari luoghi 14-16.05.2014 La recensione di tre serate di Vicenza Jazz 2014, durato dal 9 al 17 maggio, può essere sufficiente per individuarne la filosofia. Sotto il titolo “Visual & Visionary Jazz--Sull'Arka di Sun Ra, tra vecchie e nuove avanguardie," che ha funzionato come pretesto, come indirizzo indicativo, la ...


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