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4
Apr
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Pat Metheny Striking Up The Band

Following overwhelming critical acclaim and sold-out concerts across the globe, Pat Metheny and his Orchestrion was featured on CBS News Sunday Morning. The segment included a behind-the-scenes look at the Orchestrion with Metheny explaining the inner workings of his cutting edge instruments and performance methods. He also discussed his personal inspiration for this inventive project. Read moreRead more

18
Mar
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Living Room Spin: Cuong Vu 4-Tet – Leaps of Faith

One of my favorite pastimes is to gather a few friends in my living room with some good food and drink to hang out and listen to a new jazz recording. Just take it all in and then talk about our impressions of what we heard. So instead of keeping it a small and private affair, I have decided to open my living room and invite the Jazz Online community to participate through an ongoing feature I’m calling the Living Room Spin. Read moreRead more

14
Feb
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Herb Alpert Unplugged

CBS Sunday Morning ran a great profile with legendary trumpeter and music mogul Herb Alpert where he talks about his early inspirations, success as an instrumentalist, his artwork and the importance of giving back. Read moreRead more

21
Jan
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Chick Corea: Return To Forever Tour Announced

Almost forty years after Return to Forever – the definitive jazz fusion ensemble – first appeared on the scene, the much honored ensemble is making one of their continuing returns to action. Read moreRead more

20
Jan
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Video Spot: Julian Lage

This is the first installment of my guitar etude video blog. My goal is to write a series of 13 etudes that serve as compositional and technical studies, highlighting new approaches and concepts I am currently exploring. Read moreRead more

11
Jan
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Video Spot: George Benson

The other day I was going through a box of vinyl in my garage that I thought I had lost forever. As I flipped through dozens of outstanding albums I came across the 1974 CTI recording by George Benson titled Bad Benson. Read moreRead more

7
Dec
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Exhibition Spotlight: The Art of Miles Davis

Miles Davis, considered by many to be the world’s greatest jazz musician, will have his last remaining 100 original drawings and oil paintings showcased at Gallery 27 in Cork Street Mayfair from Tuesday 7th December 2010 to Saturday 11th December. Read moreRead more

6
Dec
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Happy 90th Mr. Brubeck

Our best wishes to the legendary Dave Brubeck on his 90th birthday! Read moreRead more

22
Nov
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Inside The Sidewinder

The legendary bassist Bob Cranshaw reflects on Lee Morgan. Read moreRead more

19
Nov
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Dave Holland Album Preview: Hands

I’m pleased to officially announce “Hands”, a collaboration between myself and the great flamenco guitar master Pepe Habichuela. Meeting Pepe and playing this music with him has been been a very special experience for me. We first played together in 2007 and since then I’ve made an annual trip to Spain to perform with him and the group. Read moreRead more

9
Nov
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Pepper’s Magic

As we learned from the recent Jazz Online podcast featuring the band Oregon, Jim Pepper’s composition “Witchi-Tai-To” is a special piece of music that holds a certain mystical quality. Read moreRead more

4
Nov
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Send James Moody Your Love

JAZZ LEGEND JAMES MOODY BATTLING CANCER

By George Varga (Originally posted on SignOnSanDiego)

Jazz saxophone legend James Moody, a San Diego resident for the past 21 years, has disclosed that he has had pancreatic cancer since at least February — and that he had decided not to receive any chemo therapy or radiation treatment.

At his behest, Moody’s condition was previously only shared with family members and some of his most trusted confidantes in the music world. Moody, 85, and his wife, Linda, decided to inform their friends and his fans of his condition in an e-mail letter she sent out earlier this morning. Read moreRead more