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Milcho Leviev

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The clouds of war were gathering over Europe in 1937, when Milcho Leviev was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. His journey to jazz fame had begun and he recalls it thusly: "During W.W.II Bulgaria was, for the most part, a fascist country, on the German side. My father was Jewish, but the Bulgarian Jews didn't go to the gas chambers, they were saved, like the Danish Jews. When the war ended I was 7. I experienced some bombing of my town at the end of the war; Hitler ordered Bulgaria to declare war on the USA! It was proper at that time for middle class family kids, war or no war, to have music lessons, so my brother started first

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Unreleased Art Pepper: Atlanta 1980

Label: Widow's Taste
Released: 2021
Track listing:
CD 1:
Blues for Blanche; Talk: Band Intros; The Trip; Talk: about playing standards; Avalon; Talk: about Patricia; Patricia; Talk: about Landscape; Landscape; Talk: about new book; Straight Life.
CD 2:
Untitled #34; Talk: about How Milcho Escapes from Bulgaria; A Song for Richard; Talk: about Swing Journal; Mambo Koyam.

Article: Album Review

Art Pepper: Unreleased Art Pepper: Atlanta 1980

Read "Unreleased Art Pepper: Atlanta 1980" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


La serie delle performance inedite di Art Pepper giunge all'11° capitolo e si aggiunge alle altre registrazioni in studio o live (molte dell'etichetta Galaxy), che documentano la fase finale della sua carriera. Anche quest'album doppio è stato curato dalla vedova Laurie che ebbe il merito di sostenere la fragile personalità del marito, consentendogli di esprimere e ...

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Article: Album Review

Art Pepper: Unreleased Art Pepper Volume Eleven: Atlanta

Read "Unreleased Art Pepper Volume Eleven: Atlanta" reviewed by Peter J. Hoetjes


Laurie Pepper expands upon the legend of her late husband, Art Pepper, with the release of Atlanta. The eleventh edition in her Widow's Taste series of uncovered treasures finds the alto saxophonist at an unspecified jazz club in Atlanta, Georgia, during the spring of 1980. Firmly planted in his comeback era, Pepper found comfort and familiarity ...

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Unreleased Art Pepper Volume Eleven: Atlanta

Label: Widow's Taste
Released: 2020
Track listing: Blues for Blanche; Talk: Intros and about "Blanche"; The Trip; Talk: How come you don't play standards?; Avalon; Talk: Intros & about "Patricia"; Patricia; Talk: Bullet Train; Landscape; Talk: New Book; Straight Life ; Untitled #34; TALK: Intros; Milcho Escapes from Bulgaria; A Song for Richard; Talk: Swing Journal; Mambo Koyama (incomplete); A Taste: Avalon; A Taste: Mambo Koyama; A Taste: Patricia; A Taste: The Trip.

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Article: Radio

Benny Golson, Joshua Breakstone and More

Read "Benny Golson, Joshua Breakstone and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


This week we focus on avant-garde bassist Joe Fonda. We recently interviewed Joe, who has a new release with the OGJB Quartet along with a duo recording with pianist Satoko Fujii. We also feature the music of Wadada Leo Smith and move our way into a bright young cat with fresh grooves, Nikola Bankov. Legendary saxophonist ...

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Article: Live Review

A to JazZ Talks 2019: The Road To International Stage

Read "A to JazZ Talks 2019: The Road To International Stage" reviewed by Ian Patterson


A to JazZ Talks: The Road To International Stage Literature Club Peroto National Palace of Culture Sofia, Bulgaria July 5, 2019 For the majority of young musicians, the very notion of pursuing a career in music can be daunting, to say the least. Admittedly, it is perhaps easier than ever ...

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Article: Under the Radar

Invisible Man: Willis Conover and The Jazz Hour

Read "Invisible Man: Willis Conover and The Jazz Hour" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Willis Conover stood with a cordoned off pool of reporters and photographers, being kept at arms-length from celebrities and dignitaries on the White House lawn. There was no table assigned to him at Bill Clinton's 1993 celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival though Conover had been involved with George Wein's project from ...

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Article: Radio

Jon Irabagon, Charlie Parker, New Releases And Archive Picks

Read "Jon Irabagon, Charlie Parker, New Releases And Archive Picks" reviewed by Bob Osborne


A focus on the recent album from Jon Irabagon, a trio of Charlie Parker related tunes, a song in remembrance of Randy Weston and lots more... Playlist Jon Irabagon “The Demon Barber of Fleet Week" from Dr. Quixotic's Traveling Exotics (Irrabagast) 00:00 Randy Weston “Blues for Strayhorn" from Monterey '66 (Verve) 12:20 Wayne ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Art Pepper: Art Pepper Live at Fat Tuesday’s

Read "Art Pepper: Art Pepper Live at Fat Tuesday’s" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The discovery and release of Art Pepper Live at Fat Tuesday's is a surprising and welcome event that has some precedence in jazz reportage. “Art Pepper, 1926-1982" is a much anthologized obituary on Pepper by jazz writer Gary Giddins, originally published in his book Rhythm-a-ning (Da Capo Press, 1985) written shortly after the saxophonist's death. In ...


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