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Reggie Workman

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Reggie Workman has long been one of the most technically gifted of all bassists, a brilliant player whose versatile style fits into both hard bop and very avant-garde settings. He played piano, tuba, and euphonium early on but settled on bass in the mid-'50s. After working regularly with Gigi Gryce (1958), Red Garland, and Roy Haynes, he was a member of the John Coltrane Quartet for much of 1961, participating in several important recordings and even appearing with Coltrane and Eric Dolphy on a half-hour West German television show that is currently available on video (The Coltrane Legacy). After Jimmy Garrison took his place with Coltrane, Workman became a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1962-1964) and was in the groups of Yusef Lateef (1964-65), Herbie Mann, and Thelonious Monk (1967)

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News: Performance / Tour

Harlem Stage Presents Eternal Spirit: Vijay Iyer & Friends Celebrate the Music of Andrew Hill on March 1-2, 2024

Harlem Stage Presents Eternal Spirit: Vijay Iyer & Friends Celebrate the Music of Andrew Hill on March 1-2, 2024

Friday, March 1, 2024 7:30 PM 9:30 PM Additional Performances March 2, 2024—7:30PM Harlem Stage 150 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031 (212) 281-9240 Seating: Reserved Seating Described by The New York Times as a “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker, and multicultural gateway,” composer and pianist Vijay Iyer is one ...

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New York Art Quartet Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2023
Track listing: Short; Sweet / Black Dada Nihilismus; Rosmosis; No. 6 (1964); Rufus 3rd; Mohawk; Banging on the White House; No. 6 (1965); Everything Happens to Me.

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With Archie Shepp, 7-Tette & Orchestra Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2023
Track listing: Trio; Quartet; Winter Song 1964; The 12th December; Metamorphosis 1962-1966; Nightfall Pieces I; Voices; Nightfall Pieces II.

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Evenings At The Village Gate

Label: Impulse! Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: My Favorite Things; When Lights Are Low; Impressions; Greensleeves; Africa.

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Article: History of Jazz

Shut Up, He Explained: On Talking Heads In Jazz Flicks

Read "Shut Up, He Explained: On Talking Heads In Jazz Flicks" reviewed by Con Chapman


As an avid watcher of jazz documentaries, my thoughts on the genre may be summed up by the words of two of my favorite writers, Raymond Carver and Ring Lardner. Carver named his first short story collection “Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?--the words are spoken by a character named Ralph to his wife Marian, who ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Wayne Shorter: An Essential Top Ten Albums

Read "Wayne Shorter: An Essential Top Ten Albums" reviewed by Chris May


At the start of September 2021, trumpeter Terence Blanchard released Absence (Blue Note), dedicated to saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter, who for health reasons had recently been obliged to retire from performing, at least temporarily. Some people celebrating their eighty-eighth birthday, as Shorter did the previous month, might not welcome being the dedicatee of an album ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Cecil Young: On Coming Home

Read "Cecil Young: On Coming Home" reviewed by Paul Rauch


The long journey home holds special meaning for all those that brave the elements of their past, and engage them with the clear identity of the present. This is certainly the case for New York-based trumpeter Cecil Young as he sets autumn flight for his native Seattle to perform at the newly founded Seattle Jazz Fellowship. ...

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Article: Album Review

Andrew Cyrille: Music Delivery / Percussion

Read "Music Delivery / Percussion" reviewed by Mark Corroto


If Andrew Cyrille were a painter, he'd be Georges Seurat. If he were a poet, E. E. Cummings; a Tour de France Champion, Jacque Anqutiel; or a writer, Ian McEwan. The above masters are mentioned because Cyrille shares a command of colors, efficiency, grace, and language with his instrument equal to doyens in other disciplines. His ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Fay Victor, Tyshawn Sorey, Matthew Shipp & Jaimie Branch

Read "Fay Victor, Tyshawn Sorey, Matthew Shipp & Jaimie Branch" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Vocalist Fay Victor's new solo album, Blackity Black Black Is Beautiful, is one of the featured new recordings in this episode of One Man's Jazz. She plays everything on the album. The much-respected drummer Tyshawn Sorey continues to explore the traditional piano trio with the release of Continuing, while Matthew Shipp takes the solo route for ...


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