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Tony Adamo Receives Permission To Rename And Write Lyrics To A Future Sun Ra Song

Tony Adamo Receives Permission To Rename And Write Lyrics To A Future Sun Ra Song

Tony Adamo wrote about and released music on Eddie Harris, B.B. King, Eddie Henderson, Art Blakey, James Brown, Mark Murphy, Eddie Gale, Jack Kerouac, and Sun Ra, the song entitled “Sun Ra Goes to Mars.” The Eddie Harris estate gave Adamo permission to write spoken word to his “Listen Here.” Adamo renamed it “Listen Here Listen ...

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News: Recording

AVG Records Announces the release of 'Human Revolution' By flutist Michael Mason

AVG Records Announces the release of 'Human Revolution' By flutist Michael Mason

AVG Records is proud to announce the long awaited release from critically acclaimed Jazz Flutist, Michael Mason, Human Revolution. The eight song compilation, a Jazz/world fusion/rock project composed/arranged/orchestrated and performed by Mason, with his long time band of gifted musicians. It is his most Exciting release to date. From the heartfelt tribute to the late Bill ...

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News: Video / DVD

Pharoah Sanders: Promises

Pharoah Sanders: Promises

Even when Pharoah Sanders plays up-tempo, he sounds as if he's playing a ballad. That's because the tenor saxophonist, known for his deeply spiritual approach, is always in a meditative state when creating. Sanders began playing jazz in 1961, when he moved to New York from Oakland, Calif. Born Farrell Sanders in Little Rock, Ark., he ...

News: Recording

Sarah Moule: Stormy Emotions

Sarah Moule: Stormy Emotions

Back in February 2014, I posted the following: “If many of today's jazz musicians and singers lack anything, it's curiosity. Talent they've got, but a deep interest in the past beyond what they already know seems alien to their approach... What's hurting the music isn't a lack of venues or long solos. It's a lack of ...

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News: Music Industry

Jazzahead! And International Jazz Day Announce Co-operation

Jazzahead! And International Jazz Day Announce Co-operation

Two of the leading international organisations in jazz, the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz and jazzahead!, the world’s largest jazz trade fair, are jointly announcing a new co-operation in honor of UNESCO International Jazz Day 2021. jazzahead! this year takes place under the motto “Close Together From Afar" and will run from Thursday 29 April to ...

News: Video / DVD

Cal Tjader Quartet: Vibist

Cal Tjader Quartet: Vibist

Over the years, many jazz fans have assumed Cal Tjader was of Hispanic heritage, given his many Latin albums from the early 1950s onward. Actually, he was the child of Swedish-American vaudeville performers. His parents were a husband-and-wife team—his father tap danced while his mother played piano. They appeared at theaters in the region around their ...

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News: Recording

Mangione Brothers: Hey Baby!

Mangione Brothers: Hey Baby!

Post-war jazz was peppered with fraternal wonders. Among the many families with exceptional jazz siblings in the 1950s were the Montgomerys, the Garners, the Turrentines, the Heaths, the Adderleys, the Joneses (Hank, Thad and Elvin) and the Candolis. Jazz wasn't genetic. In the decade after the end of World War II, music was one of the ...

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News: Music Industry

jazzahead! Jazz industry networking opportunity

jazzahead! Jazz industry networking opportunity

Inspiring conversations, targeted one-on-one meetings, valuable opportunities to network: Can they still happen at a digital trade fair? Yes, they can! In cooperation with a specialist partner, Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), jazzahead!, the world's largest international jazz trade fair, is organising online matchmaking sessions over three days from Wednesday 10 March until Friday 12 March 2021. ...

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News: Music Industry

jazzahead! digital 2021: Registration is now open

jazzahead! digital 2021: Registration is now open

And we’re on: jazzahead!, the world's largest international jazz trade fair, was obliged to take a break in 2020 because of the Corona pandemic, but preparations for the 15th edition are now gathering pace. Under the slogan “Close together from afar", the organisers are in the process of putting together the main elements of the trade ...

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News: Music Industry

jazzahead!, the world's largest international jazz trade fair, will take place again in 2021 – digitally

jazzahead!, the world's largest international jazz trade fair, will take place again in 2021 – digitally

Under the motto “Close together from afar", the azzahead! organisers announce that they intend to implement large parts of the 15th jazz trade fair virtually. The dates will be Thursday 29 April to Sunday, 2 May 2021. These changes primarily affect the trade fair and the programme for industry participants. “Our goal is to facilitate and ...


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