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Henry Grimes

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Master jazz musician (acoustic bass, violin, poetry) HENRY GRIMES has played more than 600 concerts in 30 countries (including many festivals) since 2OO3, when he made his astonishing return to the music world after 35 years away. He was born and raised in Philadelphia and attended the Mastbaum School and Juilliard. As a youngster in the '50s and early '60s, he came up in the music playing and touring with Willis "Gator Tail" Jackson, Arnett Cobb, "Bullmoose" Jackson, "Little" Willie John, and a number of other great R&B / soul musicians; at Juilliard he played classical music on bass with the opera orchestra and studied with the great Fred Zimmermann, principal bassist of the New York Philharmonic; but drawn to jazz, he went on to play, tour, and record with many great jazz musicians of that era, including Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Haynes, Lee Konitz, Steve Lacy, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Sunny Murray, Sonny Rollins, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner, and Rev. Frank Wright.

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Freedom Weaver: The 1959 European Tour Recordings

Label: Resonance Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: St. Thomas; There Will Never Be Another You; Stay As Sweet As You Are; I've Told Ev'ry Little Star; How High The Moon; Oleo; Paul's Pal; Sonny Rollins Interview; It Don't Mean a Thing; Paul's Pal #2; Love Letters; I Remember You; I've Told Ev'ry Little Star #2; It Could Happen to You; Oleo #2; Will You Still Be Mine; I've Told Ev'ry Little Star #3; I Want to Be Happy; A Weaver of Dreams; It Don't Mean a Thing #2; Cocktails for Two; I've Told Ev'ry Little Star #4; I Want to Be Happy #2; Woody 'N' You; But Not For Me; Lady Bird.

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Article: Play This!

Pharoah Sanders: Upper Egypt & Lower Egypt

Read "Pharoah Sanders: Upper Egypt & Lower Egypt" reviewed by Chris May


This little beauty, all sixteen minutes of it, is the opening track of Pharoah Sanders' first own-name masterpiece, Tauhid (Impulse!), recorded in 1966, released in 1967, and the blueprint for Sanders' style of astral jazz. Remarkably, many jazz enthusiasts, including Sanders fans, seem not to have heard Tauhid--and one leading tenor saxophonist on London's alternative jazz ...

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Reaching For The Stars: Solos/Duos/Trios

Label: Omnivore Recordings
Released: 2023
Track listing: Almost Like Me; Dinka Street; Pay Not Play Not (take 1); Viceroy; Off My Back Jack; Per Aspera Ad Astra; Stella By Starlight; Embraceable You; Body And Soul; After You’ve Gone (long version); The End of a Love Affair.

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Article: Album Review

Hasaan Ibn Ali: Reaching For The Stars: Solos/Duos/Trios

Read "Reaching For The Stars: Solos/Duos/Trios" reviewed by Doug Collette


Since its inception in 2010, Omnivore Recordings has applied a most stringent set of standards to its archival efforts devoted to the disparate likes of Merle Haggard, Maynard Ferguson and the Posies (and no less so in the occasional preparation and release of new content such as Americana master Peter Case). The label has ...

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Article: Book Review

The Gerry Mulligan 1950s Quartets

Read "The Gerry Mulligan 1950s Quartets" reviewed by Ian Patterson


The Gerry Mulligan 1950s Quartets Alyn Shipton240 Pages ISBN: 978-0197579763 Oxford University Press 2023 Several are the biographies of Gerry Mulligan, arguably jazz's most celebrated baritone saxophonist. None, however, have focused as specifically and as closely as this tome does on the quartets with which Mulligan made his name ...

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Article: Album Review

Mark Dresser: Tines of Change

Read "Tines of Change" reviewed by Jeff Schwartz


Since his arrival as a member of Anthony Braxton's mid-1980s quartet, Mark Dresser has been expanding the sonic palette of the upright bass. Like Barre Phillips, Barry Guy, and Joëlle Léandre before him, Dresser drew from both the classical avant-garde of players such as Bertram Turetzky and Fernando Grillo and the more intuitive improvisational approaches of ...

Article: Book Review

Prima di Joni Mitchell e Carole King c'era Connie Converse

Read "Prima di Joni Mitchell e Carole King c'era Connie Converse" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


To Anyone Who Ever Asks--The Life Music and Mistery of Connie Converse Howard Fishman 576 pagine ISBN: # 9780593187346 Dutton 2023 La storia del jazz è piena giovani innovatori scomparsi tragicamente. Meteore che hanno lasciato un segno indelebile prima di uscire di scena. Molti sono morti in giovane età ...

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With (Exit) To Student Studies Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2022
Track listing: With (Exit); Student Studies 1; Student Studies 2; Amplitude; Niggle Feuigle.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

The String Section: Nels Cline, Marc Ribot and More

Read "The String Section: Nels Cline, Marc Ribot and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show focuses on string players,. It mostly features guitarists and bassists, but it also includes a set of string ensembles backing soloists. Musicians heard on the show include Margaret Slovak, Marc Ribot, Nels Cline, Charles Mingus, and Lenny Breau. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from he Complete ...


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