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Dupree Bolton

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Dupree Bolton - trumpet An elusive figure, Bolton's early life is shrouded in uncertainty other than that he ran away from home at the age of 14. By 1944, he was in New York City where he played trumpet in Buddy Johnson's band, before moving into the Benny Carter big band. In 1946 he made the first of several disappearances through illness or imprisonment that came on the heels of his drug addiction. In 1959, his appearance on Harold Land's “The Fox” excited considerable interest owing to his inventive bop styling. Soon afterwards, however, he was in trouble with the law over substance abuse

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Where in the World is Dupree Bolton?

Read "Where in the World is Dupree Bolton?" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


This fortnight's spectacular focuses on two very different sets of music--two albums by modern jazz violinists and the two best-known recordings featuring elusive trumpeter Dupree Bolton (they are just about the ONLY recordings featuring him--stay tuned for the details). Pop matters range from St. Vincent to Sparks to Sade--and that's some ranging. Playlist Discussion ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Hard Bop: An Alternative Top Ten

Read "Hard Bop: An Alternative Top Ten" reviewed by Chris May


Hard bop was the jazz centre of the world from the mid 1950s to the mid 1960s, producing many hundreds of immortal albums. Trying to whittle these down to a definitive Top Ten is fun—but it is a subjective and ultimately impossible exercise. In an attempt to dodge those hurdles, the list which ...

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Article: Interview

Enrico Rava: ottanta anni suonati

Read "Enrico Rava: ottanta anni suonati" reviewed by Daniele Vogrig


Viaggi, concerti, aneddoti. Soprattutto, tanta musica. In occasione dell'unica tappa romana del suo 80th Anniversary World Tour presso l'Aula Magna della Sapienza abbiamo incontrato Enrico Rava, che ha ripercorso per i nostri lettori i momenti salienti della sua lunga carriera. All About Jazz: Partiamo dal tour celebrativo dei tuoi ottanta anni. Accanto a te ...

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Article: Album Review

Harold Land: A New Shade Of Blue

Read "A New Shade Of Blue" reviewed by Chris May


If Harold Land had left nothing else behind him other than the 1960 Contemporary Records album The Fox, a place in jazz history would be secure. The disc not only featured some of the finest mid-period hard-bop tenor saxophone to come out of the West Coast, but in Land's frontline partner, Dupree Bolton, it showcased a ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Unreleased Art: Volume 9 - Art Pepper & Warne Marsh At Donte's, April 26, 1974

Read "Unreleased Art: Volume 9 - Art Pepper & Warne Marsh At Donte's, April 26, 1974" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


When any previously unheard Art Pepper is released, the event bears a bit of context. Laurie Pepper's Volume 9 addition to her Unreleased Art series is the 3-CD box Art Pepper & Warne Marsh at Donte's April 26, 1974. It contains music from late in Pepper's fallow period between the releases of Intensity (Contemporary, 1960) and ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Von Freeman: Vonski Speaks

Read "Von Freeman: Vonski Speaks" reviewed by Clifford Allen


Von Freeman Vonski Speaks Nessa Records 2009 The “musician's musician" is a tiring phrase--assuming that only someone who actually plays an instrument can receive joy from listening to players such as tenor saxpohonists Dexter Gordon, Don Byas and Ike Quebec, trumpeter Dupree Bolton or drummer Walter Perkins. None ...

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Fireball

Label: Uptown Records
Released: 2008


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