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George Duke

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George Duke was born in San Rafael, California, and reared in Marin City, a working class section of Marin County. When he was just four years old, his mother took him to see Duke Ellington in concert. "I don't remember it too well," says George, "but my mother told me I went crazy. I ran around saying 'Get me a piano, get me a piano!'" He began his piano studies at age seven, absorbing the roots of Black music in his local Baptist church. "That's where I first began to play funky. I really learned a lot about music from the church. I saw how music could trigger emotions in a cause-and-effect relationship." By the age of sixteen, George had played with a number of high school jazz groups

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Zappa/Erie

Label: Zappa Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: CD1: “Someone Has Just Asked Me…”; Cosmik Debris; Pygmy Twylyte; The Idiot Bastard Son; Cheepnis; Inca Roads; Montana; Dupree’s Paradise (Intro); CD2: Dupree’s Paradise; It Can’t Happen Here; Hungry Freaks, Daddy; You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here; How Could I Be Such A Fool; I Ain’t Got No Heart; I’m Not Satisfied; Wowie Zowie; Let’s Make The Water Turn Black; Harry, You’re A Beast; The Orange County Lumber Truck; Oh No; Son Of Orange County; More Trouble Every Day; Camarillo Brillo; CD3: Montana; Get Down; Tush Tush Tush (A Token Of My Extreme); Stink-Foot; RDNZL; Village Of The Sun; Echidna’s Arf (Of You); Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing?; Penguin In Bondage; T’Mershi Duween; The Dog Breath Variations; Uncle Meat; Building A Girl; Dinah- Moe Humm; CD4: I’m Not Satisfied; Montana; Dupree’s Paradise (Intro); Dupree’s Paradise; Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow; Tush Tush Tush (End Vamp); Oh No; Son Of Orange County; More Trouble Every Day; CD5: The Purple Lagoon; Stink-Foot; The Poodle Lecture; Dirty Love; Wind Up Workin’ In A Gas Station; Tryin’ To Grow A Chin; The Torture Never Stops; City Of Tiny Lites; Pound For A Brown; You Didn’t Try To Call Me; Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink; Would You Go All The Way?; CD6: Black Napkins; Terry’s Erie ’76 Solo; Patrick’s Erie ’76 Solo; Wonderful Wino; The Purple Lagoon (Outro); Stranded In The Jungle; Dinah-Moe Humm; The Purple Lagoon (Outro); Camarillo Brillo; Muffin Man; The Purple Lagoon (Outro); You Didn’t Try To Call Me; Black Napkins; The Purple Lagoon (Outro)

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Dirk Schreurs

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Born May 23. 1966, Dirk Schreurs started improvising at the piano at the age of 6. Having taken a solid classical training at the Music Academy of Neerpelt (Flanders, Belgium), he graduated summa cum laude. At the age of 15 he sat in with R&B-giants such as Bob Hall, Dave Peabody and the Deluxe Blues Band at the Belgian Folk & Blues festival, playing ragtime, blues, boogie- woogie and gospel piano. At the European Youth Music Festival (1984) the Dutch Television (NOS) recorded Dirk's performance of the jazz-musical "On the town" scored by Leonard Bernstein. In 1989 Dirk graduated as a Master in Germanic Philology at the Catholic University of Louvain

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Flora Purim: If You Will

Read "If You Will" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Everyone loves a great comeback, and, after a lengthy hiatus, Flora Purim obliges with If You Will, the Brazilian's first studio album since Flora's Song (Narada, 2005). Released to coincide with her 80th birthday, If You Will is a somewhat nostalgic celebration that polishes a few old gems from a recording career that began--under military dictatorship--with ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Back On The Corner with Dave Liebman and Mike Stern, School Of The Arts with T Lavitz, plus Al di Meola

Read "Back On The Corner with Dave Liebman and Mike Stern, School Of The Arts with T Lavitz, plus Al di Meola" reviewed by Len Davis


Dennis Chambers-T Lavitz from Boston T Party, Dave Weckl-Frank Gambale from School Of The Arts, Adam Rogers, Greg Howe, Dave Liebman-Anthony Jackson, from Back On The Corner, George Duke, Al Di Meola and Chick Corea Electric Band.Playlist Dennnis Chambers-T Lavitz “D Funk'd" from Boston T Party (Tone Centre) 00:00 {Dave Weckl-Frank Gambale “Like This" ...

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Article: Interview

Jean-Luc Ponty: Imaginary Voyages, Part 2

Read "Jean-Luc Ponty: Imaginary Voyages, Part 2" reviewed by Peter Rubie


Part 1 | Part 2 American violinist Stuff Smith once said about the young, classically trained and self taught jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, “He plays violin like Coltrane plays saxophone." Born in 1942, Ponty has almost single-handedly taken jazz violin from the swing era into modern jazz, and beyond. At rock musician Frank Zappa's ...

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Article: Album Review

Chris Greene: PlaySPACE 2: Play Harder

Read "PlaySPACE 2: Play Harder" reviewed by Bridget A. Arnwine


When a musician begins his set with a warning much like that issued in a pharmaceutical advertisement for mesothelioma, it's probably a safe assumption that those in attendance should brace themselves for what's to come. When that musician is Evanston, IL based bandleader and saxophonist Chris Greene one thing is certain: even after heeding the warning, ...

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Article: Interview

Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 2

Read "Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 2" reviewed by Matthew Alec


Part 1 | Part 2 World-famous trombonist and multi-instrumentalist Tom “Bones" Malone talks about his incredible career spanning Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers, Gil Evans, Frank Zappa, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Late Show with David Letterman, and so much more with All About Jazz contributor and saxophonist Matthew ...

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Article: Interview

Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 1

Read "Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 1" reviewed by Matthew Alec


Part 1 | Part 2 World-famous trombonist and multi-instrumentalist Tom “Bones" Malone talks about his incredible career spanning Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers, Gil Evans, Frank Zappa, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Late Show with David Letterman, and so much more with All About Jazz contributor and saxophonist Matthew ...

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Article: Album Review

Chris Greene Quartet: PlaySPACE 2: Play Harder

Read "PlaySPACE 2: Play Harder" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Accomplished saxophonist Chris Greene, with his warm sound and easily recognizable style, is a stalwart of the Chicago music scene. Over the past decade he has led the same quartet of equally brilliant musicians who have honed a seamless camaraderie. On his 13th release, the ebullient PlaySPACE 2: Play Harder, Greene and his band stretch out ...


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