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Bennie Maupin: Eric Dolphy: Out To Lunch!

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"My One LP—yes, it's the Eric Dolphy album he did on Blue Note called Out to Lunch! The album has Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Richard Davis and Tony Williams, and it is such a phenomenal shift from anything that had been done on Blue Note Records. The compositions and the playing and the quality from Blue ...

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Gregory Porter: Donny Hathaway Live

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"The Donny Hathaway Live album is so special because it captures—with full concentration—the thing that's special in live performance. That communication, that exchange of audience and artist. There's back and forth conversation, the women and the men in the audience are screaming things back to Donny and Donny's of course responding musically—and responding incredibly musically. You ...

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Pino Palladino: Various: Motown Chartbusters Vol. 3

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At the time of this recording I was probably 15 or 16—I was just getting into music when I heard “(I'm A) Roadrunner." This track by Junior Walker on Motown Chartbusters Vol. 3 just turned me around—I just couldn't get enough of it and must have played it 100 times. Q: And does that ...

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Ron Carter: Antonin Dvorak: New World Symphony

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"My record of import is one I heard in 1962 when I heard the melody played by Yusef Lateef on oboe. I later found out the record he made on this disc was called “Goin' Home" which is one of the movements from a Dvorak Symphony. So I went out and bought the disc—that would have ...

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Penang Island Jazz Festival 2016

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12 + 1 Penang Island Jazz Festival Bayview Beach Resort/Various Venues jny: Penang, Malaysia December 1-4, 2016 A tongue-in-cheek marketing ploy, or fear of inviting disaster? The Malaysians are doubtless no more or no less suspicious than folk in most places, but the organizers of the 12th + 1 Penang Island ...

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Benny Golson: Dizzy Gillespie Sextet with Dexter Gordon: Blue 'n' Boogie

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Well—I've been around for a long time, and during the time when I got started there were no such things as albums so there were no covers! This was the time of the 78 recording with three minute at tops for each recording so whatever the person was going to present they had to present it ...

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Jon Faddis: Dizzy Gillespie & Roy Eldridge, Soul Mates

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Jon Faddis: Wigan Arena, July, 2014 Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge Soul Mates (Verve, 1954) “I remember getting this as a present from my sister on my 11th birthday and I just remember how excited I was. I listened to that record thousands of times. It wasn't my first Dizzy ...

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Joe Lovano: Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight

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Joe Lovano: Birdland, NYC, 21st September 2014 “Well, I would have to say Miles Davis, 'Round About Midnight (Columbia, 1957). I grew up listening to this recording as a kid and the poetic expression -the ensemble playing between John Coltrane and Miles Davis, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones just captured my ...

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Sheila Jordan: Charlie Parker, Now's The Time

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Sheila Jordan: At home, New York City, 11th February 2014 “This is the first jazz recording I ever heard, it's not even bebop! It's a rebopper! Charlie Parker's Reboppers. “There's a whole story behind this record. Charlie Parker alto, Miles Davis, trumpet, Curley Russell, bass and who's on piano? Hen Gates: ...

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Sheila Jordan: Now's The Time

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Sheila Jordan, one of the last great jazz vocalists from the bebop era turns eighty six on 18 November. Happy Birthday Sheila! There's much to celebrate. The Pennsylvanian-born singer's remarkable life story has just been published--the first complete biography to cover Jordan's life and career in detail. Written by Ellen Johnson over seven years, Jazz Child: ...


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