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Nat Hentoff

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"Since I was eleven years old, I have been nurtured by the life force of jazz musicians. Deeply honored as I am by this award, it could not have come to me but for these creators of this quintessential American language that has become international. As the Constitution – very much including its Bill of Rights – is the orchestration of our liberties, jazz is 'The Sound of Surprise' that is the anthem of our freedom." One of the major voices in jazz literature, Nat Hentoff wrote about and championed jazz for more than half a century, produced recording sessions for some of the biggest names in jazz, and wrote liner notes for many more

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Article: Album Review

Dave Brubeck Quartet: Jazz at the College of the Pacific

Read "Jazz at the College of the Pacific" reviewed by Keith Hatschek


December 14th 2021 marked the 58th anniversary of the concert by the Dave Brubeck Quartet held at College of the Pacific and immortalized on the album Jazz at College of the Pacific (Fantasy, 1954). Nat Hentoff praised the recording at the time of its release as, “Five stars... ranks with the Oberlin and Storyville sets as ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Joe Alterman: Seeking wisdom from the masters

Read "Joe Alterman: Seeking wisdom from the masters" reviewed by Leo Sidran


In this episode, pianist Joe Alterman talks about his new record The Upside of Down, southern charm, “finding in jazz and black music what [he] had tried to find in Synagogue," tipping the doorman, being born 50 years too late, playing for regular people, using adversity as an opportunity, what he learned from his friendships with ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Blue Note Records: Lost In Space: 20 Overlooked Classic Albums

Read "Blue Note Records: Lost In Space: 20 Overlooked Classic Albums" reviewed by Chris May


For anyone with a passion for Blue Note, it is hard to conceive of an album that has been “overlooked," let alone twenty of them. For connoisseurs of the most influential label in jazz history, the passion can be all consuming: if a dedicated collector does not have all the albums (yet), he or she will ...

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Article: Film Review

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One Of Those Things

Read "Ella Fitzgerald: Just One Of Those Things" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Just One Of Those Things Ella Fitzgerald Eagle Rock90 minutes 2019 In the public mind, Ella Fitzgerald was unarguably one of the great jazz figures of the twentieth century. She mightn't be fetishized the way Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, John Coltrane or Chet Baker have been--there wasn't quite ...

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Article: Live Review

Documenting Jazz 2019

Read "Documenting Jazz 2019" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Documenting Jazz Conservatory of Music and Drama TU Dublin jny: Dublin, Ireland January 17-19, 2019 Jazz music, which has pretty much always meant different things to different people, has been comprehensively documented since its arrival in the first decades of the twentieth century. The most obvious form ...

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Article: Year in Review

Most Read Articles: 2018

Read "Most Read Articles: 2018" reviewed by Michael Ricci


All About Jazz tracks how often an article is read, and the articles listed below represent our most popular in 2018. Interviews Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary by Chris M. Slawecki Published: March 16, 2018 History of Jazz Monk's Trumpets by Matt ...

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Article: Beauty, Love and Justice: Living A Coltranian Life

Tender and Fierce Blessings: Malcolm, Coltrane and My Mentor Nat Hentoff

Read "Tender and Fierce Blessings: Malcolm, Coltrane and My Mentor Nat Hentoff" reviewed by Christine Passarella


Dear Nat, It has been awhile since I wrote. You are heavily on my mind. I must say I miss the ability to reach out to you when I had something magnificent to say about my Kids for Coltrane Project in Education. Sharing other positive news in education such as George Lucas's online magazine ...

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Article: Year in Review

2017: The Year in Jazz

Read "2017: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


A year of achievements, challenges to gender inequality, scandal and losses The year 2017 was quite something for the jazz world. Incidents or discussions of misogyny and sexual misconduct bubbled up even before the #MeToo phenomenon developed. Beyond that, woman musicians made significant contributions to the genre. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage ...

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Article: Opinion

Hentoff helped pave way for jazz journalism’s acceptance

Read "Hentoff helped pave way for jazz journalism’s acceptance" reviewed by Jim Trageser


Nat Hentoff's passing last week left me feeling, well, old. Whenever we lose a mentor--a grandparent, a teacher, someone who encouraged us--it's a reminder of our own mortality, that we are, in the parlance of football coaches, the next ones up. I don't feel anywhere near to ready or worthy or capable of assuming ...


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