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Oliver Jackson

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Yusef Lateef: An Alternative Top Ten Albums Blowing Cultural Nationalism Out Of The Water

Read "Yusef Lateef: An Alternative Top Ten Albums Blowing Cultural Nationalism Out Of The Water" reviewed by Chris May


A pioneer of global and modal jazz, the multi-instrumentalist and composer Yusef Lateef is only beginning to have his importance in the history of the music properly acknowledged. After languishing off-catalogue for decades, much of his output is being made available once more. A treasure trove of great jazz is out there waiting to be rediscovered. ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Rahsaan Roland Kirk: An Alternative Top Ten Albums Guaranteed To Bend Your Head

Read "Rahsaan Roland Kirk: An Alternative Top Ten Albums Guaranteed To Bend Your Head" reviewed by Chris May


Jazz musicians are rarely called shamanistic but the description fits Rahsaan Roland Kirk precisely. Clad in black leather trousers and heavy duty shades (he was blind from the age of two), a truckload of strange looking horns strung round his neck—two or three of which he often played simultaneously--twisting, shaking and otherwise contorting his body, stamping ...

Album

Trio Feat

Label: Enja Records
Released: 2004

Album

The Last Great Concert

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Released: 2000
Track listing: Stompy Jones; Sabine's Jazz Arena; A Ghost of a Chance; Jumpin' at the Woodside; Crossing the Border; What's New; Stealin' Apples; If Dreams Come True; Will You Still Be Mine; Willow Weep for Me; Satin Doll; It Don't Mean a Thing (if It Ain't Got That Swing)

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Oliver Jackson: The Last Great Concert

Read "The Last Great Concert" reviewed by Dave Nathan


The late Oliver Jackson had one foot in each of the major jazz camps, bop and swing. Out of Detroit, he performed with some of the first rate boppers from that city like Tommy Flanagan and Paul Chambers as well as working with Eddie Locke and Yusef Lateef. But he also played with some of the ...


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