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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Art of the Arranger

Read "Art of the Arranger" reviewed by David Brown


This week, large ensembles and horn sections arranged Don Sebesky for Freddie Hubbard, Mary Lou Williams for the Twelve Clouds of Joy, Quincy Jones for The Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra plus arrangements by Miho Hazama, Melba Liston, Kamasi Washington and more. Then, jazz and spoken word from Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Darius Jones. Then, new ...

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Article: Jazz & Juice

Opulence: Grenache Blanc Meets Sarah Vaughan

Read "Opulence: Grenache Blanc Meets Sarah Vaughan" reviewed by Kristen Lee Sergeant


Welcome to 2022's first Jazz & Juice--I'm excited to journey with you into the realm of wine and song in this new year! I think you'll enjoy this month's hedonistic theme no matter what you've resolved for the new year. Opulence Opulence brings to mind abundance, ornamentation, wealth and, well, muchness. A profusion or ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Eddie Harris - Harmonic Genius, solos form Jeff Parker & Patrick Shiroisk, and Christian McBride

Read "Eddie Harris - Harmonic Genius, solos form Jeff Parker & Patrick Shiroisk, and Christian McBride" reviewed by David Brown


Multi-layered solo works from Jeff Parker and Patrick Shiroishi, quartets & big bands from both Jared Schonig & Toshiko Akiyoshi; then a tribute to harmonic genius Eddie Harris; and finally, Christian McBride in Trio, and the Inside Straight. Welcome friends and neighbors to The Jazz Continuum. Old, new, in, out... wherever the music takes us. Each ...

News: Video / DVD

Count Basie in London in 1977

Count Basie in London in 1977

There were two TV arts programs called Omnibus. One aired in the U.S. from 1952 to 1961 and was sponsored by the Ford Foundation. The point of the 44 episodes was to raise American taste with educational programming. The show aired on Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. (ET) on CBS and again on ABC that evening. ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Jon Hendricks: An Essential Top Ten Albums

Read "Jon Hendricks: An Essential Top Ten Albums" reviewed by Peter Jones


Considering he reached the ripe old age of 37 before recording an album, Jon Hendricks' jazz legacy is remarkable. Although a singer, in his head he was more of an instrumentalist. When he improvised, he would imitate the tenor saxophone, the flute, the trombone, or the double-bass. His professional singing career lasted from 1932, when he ...

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Article: Live Review

Denver Comes Alive 2020

Read "Denver Comes Alive 2020" reviewed by Geoff Anderson


Oteil & Friends / Poppa Funk and the Night Tripper / Ghost Live / Star Kitchen Mission Ballroom Denver Comes Alive Denver, CO January 31, 2020 The first European settlers arrived in the Denver area in 1858. Since then, it's been (nearly) non-stop growth flooding the plains with humanity and ...

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Article: Live Review

Kris Tokarski Trio At The Jazz Corner

Read "Kris Tokarski Trio At The Jazz Corner" reviewed by Martin McFie


Kris Tokarski Trio The Jazz Corner A Tribute To Lester Young And Pee Wee Russell Hilton Head Island, SC January 18 and 19, 2019 Kris Tokarski is a dedicated young pianist keeping the New Orleans and Chicago jazz traditions alive in a modern sophisticated style. His return to ...

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Article: Book Review

Good Morning Blues

Read "Good Morning Blues" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie as told to Albert Murray William James Basie 399 Pages ISBN: 978-1-5179-0143-1 University of Minnesota Press 2016 (1985) In May 1959 Count Basie and his Orchestra played a “Breakfast Dance and Barbecue," like back in Kansas City, hosted by Roulette ...

News: Video / DVD

Count Basie: New Testament Band

Count Basie: New Testament Band

The history of the Count Basie orchestra is generally divided into two broad periods—the Old Testament band, which lasted from 1935 to 1950, and the New Testament band, which lasted from 1952 until Basie's death in 1984. The former orchestra thrived in the 78 era and was marked by frantic riffs, the blues and a cavalcade ...


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