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Whit Dickey/Kirk Knuffke: Drone Dream

Read "Drone Dream" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If the duo of drummer Whit Dickey and cornetist Kirk Knuffke were a baseball team, their signature style would be small ball, the opposite of towering home runs and 100 mph fast balls. They would win games like they sound here with tight efficient playing. They lay down perfect bunts and easily turn the double play ...


Article: The Jazz Life

To Dream the Impossible Dream: the quest for a music education

Read "To Dream the Impossible Dream: the quest for a music education" reviewed by Peter Rubie

I've been thinking a lot about how jazz is taught recently. I realize now, my search for a real musical education was not a simple thing, but a series of life changing moments. My son, on the other hand, is planning to study music in college after he finishes high school. Though it would fill his ...


News: Recording

Ted Brown: Live at Trumpets

Ted Brown: Live at Trumpets

Inspired by pianist Lennie Tristano, tenor saxophonist Ted Brown came up in what we now call the cool school of jazz. Saxophonists who played in this style tended to blow in dryer, pastel tones while keeping a rigid sense of time and unspooling long ribbons of improvised lines. Though Brown studied with Tristano, he is in ...


Article: Album Review

Ted Brown: Preservation

Read "Preservation" reviewed by Derek Taylor

As one of the last surviving original Tristanoites, Ted Brown’s reputation is surprisingly the least prominent of his peers. Though he shared the frontline with Warne Marsh on Jazz of Two Cities (1957), his discography since that seminal date has been a checkered affair with plenty of protracted holes, mostly due to a gig as an ...


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