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Archive for August, 2011

24
Aug
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Jazz Backstage: Elvis Costello

Having the opportunity to hang out and interview Elvis Costello a few years back was an unforgettable experience. Elvis was an excellent interview and an amazing musical resource. Read moreRead more

23
Aug
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George Benson – Guitar Man (album preview)

Legendary artist George Benson has a new album coming out on October 4th titled Guitar Man. Featured on this recording are a dozen mixed tracks varying from jazz to pop standards and performed in either in a solo or combo setting. Read moreRead more

18
Aug
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The Traneumentary: Joe Lovano

The great saxophonist Joe Lovano has been one of the leading forces in jazz for nearly three decades. Joe’s father, Tony, was also a mighty sax player in his own right and taught young Joe about John Coltrane and his recordings. Read moreRead more

12
Aug
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Vintage Stan Getz Quartet Live

A good friend sent me a link to a historic and incredible video featuring a live performance of the Stan Getz Quartet from 1965 or 66 featuring Gary Burton, Steve Swallow and Roy Haynes. It was shot for a BBC series titled Jazz Goes To College. Read moreRead more

10
Aug
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Charlie Haden’s Quartet West Turns 25 (Part 2)

In the 25 years Charlie Haden has been recording with his stellar group Quartet West, the band has skillfully used vocals as an adjective to each thematic album comprised of a uniquely hand picked repertoire of instrumental tracks by Haden himself. Read moreRead more