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20
Jan
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NYU Jazz Interview Series: Bill Charlap

I became a fan of Bill’s piano playing when I first heard him perform with sax legend Phil Woods. As a follower of Woods’ bands since the late 70s, I was familiar with many of his recordings with Hal Galper and Jim McNeely on piano. Both pianists made the group sound different, as did Bill when he took over the piano chair. Read moreRead more

13
Jan
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The Art of Visual Improvisation

While I was working with Brian Blade for his release Mama Rosa a few years back, I was introduced to a visual artist named Adam CK Vollick. Adam filmed Brian while he was recording segments of his album and the raw footage that I saw was just amazing. It was unlike anything I had seen before or even shot myself. Adam’s footage consisted of these long continuous shots which just followed Brian and the music. 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

31
Dec
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The Traneumentary: Dr. Billy Taylor

RIP Dr. Billy Taylor (1921-2010) Read moreRead more

7
Dec
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Q&A: Taylor Eigsti

I first heard of pianist Taylor Eigsti many years ago through a good friend of mine, Bud Spangler. Bud produced Taylor’s album Resonance in 2003 and could not get over the talent of this New York born, Bay Area bred artist. Taylor is a dynamic player and composer and has since been maturing into one of the finest pianists in jazz. 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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The Traneumentary: Dave Schroeder

The Director of the NYU Jazz Studies program, Dave Schroeder, presents a dynamic portrait of John Coltrane. 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

18
Nov
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Miles Davis Podcast: Wayne Shorter

It was truly an honor to interview Wayne Shorter for the Miles Davis podcast series. Wayne’s contributions both as a saxophonist and composer during his tenure with Miles are not only central to the trumpeter’s legacy but are also considered to be some of the most influential jazz works ever recorded. Read moreRead more

16
Nov
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Life According to Jazz

Contributed by guest blogger Michael Epstein

I vividly remember the first time music really changed me. At the age of 12 or 13, I was taking a break from practicing my drums when I walked into my parent’s living room. My father was playing “Autumn Leaves” from the Keith Jarrett Trio’s Live at the Blue Note box set. Read moreRead more