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Los Angeles Jazz Institute Festival - Woodchopper's Ball: Part 1-4

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Los Angeles Jazz Institute Festival “Woodchoppers' Ball" Four Points by Sheraton at LAX Los Angeles, CA May 23-27, 2018 Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 The Los Angeles Jazz Institute (LAJI), under Ken Poston, has continued for some thirty years to ...

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Joe Maini

Read "Joe Maini" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Joe Maini Nicolas Rabel 17 Pages Ideo-Libris 2014 Saxophonist Joe Maini's life was short, fast and colorful and it ended tragically when he was still in his prime. A talented yet erratic musician Maini was a fervent admirer of saxophone master and innovator Charlie Parker, but only spent a very ...

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Fresh Sound Records and the Legacy of Recorded Jazz

Read "Fresh Sound Records and the Legacy of Recorded Jazz" reviewed by Bruce Klauber

If the importance and the contributions of jazz are measured by its recorded legacy, then Fresh Sound Records--and its founder, Jordi Pujol--must be duly recognized for rescuing a legacy that might otherwise be lost or nearly impossible to find, and for making it available to the public.Specifically, this legacy includes recorded works by saxophonist ...

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Skelton Skinner All Stars / Clare Fischer Big Band / Ron Carter's Great Big Band

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Skelton Skinner Allstars Big BandCookin' with the Lid OnDiving Duck Records2012 Back in the late 1950s, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs (with some help from his friends) put together an ensemble that became known as the Terry Gibbs Dream Band, took up residence in Hollywood and began blowing audiences ...

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The Truth About Joe Maini

The Truth About Joe Maini

If you're a careful reader of West Coast jazz-album liner notes, you've likely come across Joe Maini's name. The alto saxophonist is rather obscure today, but back in the 1950s and early 1960s, he was one of Los Angeles' busiest and most distinctive studio musicians, sitting next to Charlie Parker in Gene Roland's Band That Never ...


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