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Archive for October, 2011

28
Oct

Q&A: Robin Eubanks

Robin Eubanks is one of the preeminent trombone players in jazz. He has recorded and performed with legends Art Blakey, JJ Johnson, Joe Henderson, Dave Holland and many others. Read moreRead more

21
Oct

A Brush with Dizzy

In 1991, I had the honor of meeting Dizzy Gillespie while covering the Monterey Jazz Festival for the bulletin board version of Jazz Online (pre web) and KJAZ. My press credentials gave me access to the artist lounge which was located directly behind the main stage area. Everyone, who was anyone, hung out there during the festival especially from the late afternoon until the wee hours of the morning. Read moreRead more

20
Oct

Rudy Van Gelder Reminisces

For anyone who loves and knows recorded jazz the name Rudy Van Gelder is a familiar one. Rudy has produced and recorded some of the greatest jazz albums of all-time and will forever be recognized as a leader in engineering, producing, recording and documenting much of the music’s greatest moments. Read moreRead more

18
Oct

Jazz Backstage: Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau won the Grammy® for Best Jazz Vocal Performance in 1977 for the album Look To The Rainbow. The album’s success placed Al on the map as the leading jazz singer of the day. One of the album’s many highlights was Al’s brilliant vocal interpretation of the Paul Desmond classic “Take Five.” This track not only set a new benchmark for jazz singers to aspire to, but it is now considered legendary.

Featured on this very special Jazz Backstage podcast, Al Jarreau comments on his live performance of “Take Five” captured on the classic recording Look To The Rainbow.

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