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Roger Glenn

Born into jazz royalty, Roger Glenn is the son of the late Tyree Glenn, who was one of 57 notable jazz musicians photographed in the 1958 portrait A Great Day in Harlem by Art Kane. Roger grew up in a jazz family around New York City with his parents Tyree and Gloria Glenn, and his brother Tyree Glenn Jr., who plays tenor sax with his own rhythm and blues band, and Roger’s father Tyree, who played trombone and vibraphone with Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. Roger had an early hands-on education in jazz by working with his father in a band that also featured jazz greats such as Wynton Kelly on piano, Joe Jones on drums, and Slam Stewart on bass

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Poncho Sanchez: Mambo King

Read "Poncho Sanchez: Mambo King" reviewed by Steve Bryant

For over 30 years, conguero/bandleader Poncho Sanchez has been the premier proponent of West Coast Latin Jazz. Growing up in Norwalk, California, Sanchez was exposed to and influenced by two very different styles of music: Afro-Cuban music and bebop, as well as R&B. Originally a guitarist, Sanchez taught himself the flute, drums, and timbales before finally ...

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Live @ Jazzschool

Featuring the music of Roger Glenn
Duration: 10:16

Roger Glenn Latin Jazz Ensemble at the Jazzschool in Berkeley, CA in November of 2012. Featuring: Roger Glenn: flute, hand percussion; Bob Karty: piano;David Belove: bass;Phil Thompson: drums; Rolando Morales: guitar;Danilo Paiz: congas

Ode to Swing

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2011

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Louis Armstrong's Memories and Reflections This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Louis Armstrong's Memories and Reflections This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

As befits a legend, Louis Armstrong had two birthdays. He always said with a smile that he was born on the 4th of July, 1900. His baptismal birth certificate gave another, less romantic date—August 4, 1901. Honoring “the man who taught the world to swing," this week we hear from people who knew and worked with ...

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Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: Infinity

Read "Infinity" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

With The Nature of the Beat (Patois, 2008), trombone virtuoso Wayne Wallace established himself as the musician you'd most like to have living in the downstairs apartment. If you had to have musicians downstairs, that is. The reasons Wallace and his extraordinary band mates would be welcome are essentially twofold. First, their repertoire is ...

Reachin'

Label: EFZ
Released: 1976


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