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Grammy Nominee, Bass Player Extraordinaire Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Arranger and inventor of the dropped "D" tuning for Bass Guitar...Michael Henderson, is an Exceptional Talent! By BestComm Public Relations How many artists can say that they've reached the zenith of success in a multitude of genres? Jazz! Funk! R&B! Soul! Drum&Bass! Fusion! Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Bassist and all around entertainer MICHAEL HENDERSON has and does!!! Though we are very excited to announce that his latest "BASS" work on the "Miles From India" disc has received a Grammy Nomination, and congratulations are definitely in order, for this consummate artist, this is not the first Grammy Nomination, but his fourth! An entire generation has discovered the Funk & Soul of MICHAEL HENDERSON! His music has been re-recorded by artists such as; L L Cool J, TAMIA, RICK JAMES, NAS, SNOOP DOGGY DOGG, JAY-Z, BEYONCE, THE DRAMATICS, DANNY BOY, DR

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Article: Interview

Gary Bartz At 80: On Jazz Is Dead, Miles Davis And Why Improvisation Is A Dirty Word

Read "Gary Bartz At 80: On Jazz Is Dead, Miles Davis And Why Improvisation Is A Dirty Word" reviewed by Rob Garratt


It's hard to talk to Gary Bartz about music. Not because he's a difficult or reluctant interviewee--quite the opposite. In fact, the 80-year-old saxophonist is refreshingly unguarded and garrulous when looking back over his formidable six-decade musical career. It's just finding the right words that's the tricky part. Like many musicians, jazz isn't one ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Lift Every Voice And Sing: Twenty #BlackLives Albums That Matter

Read "Lift Every Voice And Sing: Twenty #BlackLives Albums That Matter" reviewed by Chris May


Jazz has been inextricably linked with social and political protest since at least the late 1930s, when Billie Holiday made famous the leftist songwriter and poet Abel Meeropol's “Strange Fruit." The song, which has a power to move that is undiminished by familiarity, likens the bodies of lynched African Americans to fruit hanging in trees.

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News: Performance / Tour

Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Kenney Polson On Tour In Hawaii July-August 2019 With New Album

Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Kenney Polson On Tour In Hawaii July-August 2019 With New Album

Sailing high on the success of his latest album, For Lovers Only, jny: Portland-based smooth jazz saxophonist Kenney Polson returns to Hawaii in July. His new sound merges the best of jazz and rhythm and blues into one cool and captivating blend. The 2019 release includes leading players such as guitarist Bruce Conte and keyboardist Roger ...

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Article: Live Review

2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival

Read "2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival" reviewed by Mackenzie Horne


Gary Bartz Liberty Avenue Stage Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival Pittsburgh, PA June 23, 2010 The 2019 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival featured a heavyweight lineup of world-renowned saxophone players, including Charles Lloyd, Nubya Garcia, and Gary Bartz. Bartz was scheduled to perform selections from Bitches Brew and In a Silent Way ...

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Article: Interview

Dave Liebman: Archives and Improvisations - The Past and the Now of a Life in Jazz

Read "Dave Liebman: Archives and Improvisations - The Past and the Now of a Life in Jazz" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Prolific saxophonist, composer, band leader, and educator Dave Liebman is a living legend, an NEA Jazz Master who has been making waves since the 1970s and never stops growing, learning, and discovering. His autobiography, What It Is (Scarecrow Press, 2012, with Lewis Porter) is an honest probing of his more than half century experience as a ...

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Article: Live Review

JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2018

Read "JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2018" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


JazzNorway in a Nutshell Bergen, Norway May 23-27, 2018 If anyone should be in doubt, Norwegian jazz is thriving. Through many years, the musicians in Norway have continued to refine what might be called a particularly Norwegian approach to the jazz tradition. It is not about repeating any preconceived ideas ...

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Article: Book Review

The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles

Read "The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles Bob Gluck 256 Pages ISBN: #022618076X University of Chicago Press 2016 In the history of jazz, no one has been written about more than Miles Davis. No one has been more debated, reviled and revered than the difficult genius who ...

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Article: Album Review

Miles Davis: Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4

Read "Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


Il criterio utilizzato dai produttori della Sony Legacy, per questo quarto box della eccellente 'The Bootleg Series,' è piuttosto interessante e singolare: il legame che lega assieme varie performance di Miles Davis con i suoi vari gruppi, non è quello temporale come succede di solito, ma bensì quello spaziale, per di più preso in senso molto ...

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News: Music Industry

Miles on Monday: Memorial statue sculptor to speak at Lewis and Clark CC, and more

Miles on Monday: Memorial statue sculptor to speak at Lewis and Clark CC, and more

This week for “Miles on Monday," we have some recent news items involving the legendary trumpeter: Preston Jackson, the sculptor creating the statue for the Miles Davis Memorial Project that will be placed in downtown Alton, IL later this year, will give a presentation for Lewis and Clark Community College’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series at noon ...


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