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Jimmy Garrison

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Bassist Jimmy Garrison was the anchor in the classic John Coltrane Quartet, from 1961-'66, which recorded all of its well-known albums on Impulse. Garrison's big, blunt sound, steady time and inventive counter lines were an elemental ingredient in the sound of that famous group. He actually fitted into the group with great insight, supplying a traditional role on the more straight ahead material and exploratory counter melodies and responses as the music grew more progressive. Garrison was born on March 3, 1934, in Miami, but grew up in Philadelphia, where he first played briefly with Coltrane and McCoy Tyner, in 1957

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Song Of Praise: New York 1965 Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2022
Track listing: Song of Praise; My Favorite Things; Afro Blue; One Down, One Up.

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New York Is Now & Love Call Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2022
Track listing: The Garden Of Souls; Toy Dance; We Now Interrupt For A Commercial; Broad Way Blues; Round Trip; Airborne; Love Call; Open To The Public; Check Out Time.

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Favorites Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2022
Track listing: Naima; My Favorite Things; A Love Supreme (Acknowledgement, Resolution, Pursuance, Psalm).

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Article: Album Review

Walt Weiskopf European Quartet: Diamonds and Other Jewels

Read "Diamonds and Other Jewels" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Two distinct types of jazz album have emerged in the difficult Covid pandemic times: the do-it-yourself statements, usually recorded in a home studio, often with internet sound swapping; and the pent-up energy, post-pandemic energy bursts, musicians getting together again after a year or more of minimal in-person collaboration. Diamonds And Other Jewels, from the Walt Weiskopf ...

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Take Five with Matthew Muñeses

Read "Take Five with Matthew Muñeses" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Matthew Muñeses Matthew Muñeses is a saxophonist and educator residing in the northwest suburbs of jny: Chicago. In 2011, he received his B.M. in Saxophone Performance at Illinois State University and his M.M. in Jazz Performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013. During this time, Matthew studied with Dana Hall, Chip McNeill, ...

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Article: Album Review

John Coltrane: Favorites Revisited

Read "Favorites Revisited" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Besides “Giant Steps," the songs that every Coltrane fan, er fanatic, has probably committed to memory note-for-note are the three presented here, “Naima," “My Favorite Things" and the four-part suite “A Love Supreme." It is as if those sounds had existed even before John Coltrane penned them. Forgive the hyperbole, but listeners of the great man's ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

John Coltrane: A Liturgical Discography

Read "John Coltrane: A Liturgical Discography" reviewed by Steve Cook


So much to hear and so little time. The immensity of the recording legacy of John Coltrane as leader, co-leader and side player can be daunting for newcomers and long-time fans alike. Without needing to argue for the place of Coltrane's oeuvre in history, the following proposes a year-long calendar by which to experience and enjoy ...

Article: Album Review

John Coltrane: Song Of Praise: New York 1965 Revisited

Read "Song Of Praise: New York 1965 Revisited" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


John Coltrane è uno dei pilastri centrali attorno ai quali si è strutturato il jazz moderno. Un suo concerto newyorkese del 1965, al Half Note, era uscito dopo 40 anni sul CD doppio One Down, One Up: Live at the Half Note (Impulse!) nel 2005. In quel caso si era mantenuto l'ordine strettamente cronologico partendo con ...

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Article: Album Review

Yannick Rieu Generation Quartet: Qui Qu'en Grogne

Read "Qui Qu'en Grogne" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Veteran jazz man Yannick Rieu, based in Montreal, was tagged back in 1988 as one of the top saxophonists in the world, his name mentioned alongside Branford Marsalis, Joe Lovano and Courtney Pine. That set the bar high. A bit over thirty years have passed since he was presented with that high praise. Qui Qu'en Grogne, ...


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