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Chardonnay meets The Modern Jazz Quartet

Read "Chardonnay meets The Modern Jazz Quartet" reviewed by Kristen Lee Sergeant


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Jazz & Juice: Chardonnay meets The Modern Jazz Quartet

Featuring the music of Modern Jazz Quartet
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This month we're talking about what we put things in: oak, genre categories, we're getting all literal and figurative with this. Read Kristen's Pence Ranch Chardonnay 2018 meets MJQ analysis here.
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Article: Jazz & Juice

Ease: Chardonnay meets The Modern Jazz Quartet

Read "Ease: Chardonnay meets The Modern Jazz Quartet" reviewed by Kristen Lee Sergeant


I'm thrilled to have you back for the second month of “Jazz & Juice“--thanks to all of you who made April's adventure all the more fun with your comments on the article, video, and podcast. I'm excited to share this month's music and wine with you without further ado! EaseI've found that the biggest ...

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MJQ: On the Road, 1964 + '61

MJQ: On the Road, 1964 + '61

The Modern Jazz Quartet wasn't big on obvious excitement. They tended to be subtle and hushed, more introspective than explosive. But the more carefully you listen, the more you'll hear the tender swing and beauty of pianist John Lewis, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Connie Kay. Here's the MJQ in London in April ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Cecil Taylor

Read "Cecil Taylor" reviewed by John Eyles


On April 5th 2018, the world lost pianist, composer, poet and iconoclast Cecil Taylor, at age 89. Taylor was the last surviving member of a generation of players who gave birth to the music variously labelled as avant-garde, fire music or free jazz, although some sources jointly credit Taylor and Ornette Coleman as its originators.

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William Parker: Embracing The Unknown

Read "William Parker: Embracing The Unknown" reviewed by Luke Seabright


His is one of the most distinctive and respected voices on double bass today. William Parker, the tireless composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator and poet, is still today omnipresent on the contemporary free jazz scene. What's more, he has been consistently for the last four decades. The William Parker Sessionography: A Work in Progress by Rick Lopez clocks ...

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Nik Turner: Bringing the Music to the People

Read "Nik Turner: Bringing the Music to the People" reviewed by Jack Gold-Molina


Nik Turner is perhaps best known as the founding saxophonist and flautist for pioneering “space rock" band Hawkwind. As well as contributing to the profound influence that this band has had on rock and punk with its focus on community and grassroots movements--including its many benefit shows and long-standing support of England's free festivals, Turner may ...


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