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15
Nov
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The Traneumentary: Michael Cuscuna (commentary)

Veteran producer Michael Cuscuna is the “go to” guy when it comes to jazz reissue production and remastering. He is one of the most knowledgeable sources when it comes to jazz artists and recordings plus he is one of owners of the phenom niche label, Mosaic Records. Read moreRead more

15
Nov
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Q&A: Avishai Cohen

From the first time I saw Avishai Cohen play with Chick Corea’s Sextet in the late 90’s, I have always believed that he is one of the most dynamic and entertaining jazz artists on the scene. 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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My Midlife Jazz Crisis – The Monterey Stage

I just finished listening to Brubeck’s Time Out and was once again reminded what a truly brilliant album it is and considering it was originally released in 1959, it remarkably still sounds as fresh as ever. It was shortly after being exposed to this great work that I fell in love with the music. There was something about the sound, the depth and the variety that just spoke to me and I knew at that point that I wanted to do something in jazz. 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

3
Nov
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NYU Jazz Interview Series: Oregon

I can’t believe it. Sitting next to me on stage at B&N are Ralph Towner, Paul McCandless, Glen Moore, and Mark Turner. OREGON! If I made a list of groups that totally inspired me to pursue a career in music, OREGON would definitely be on the short list, along with Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Return to Forever to name a few. Read moreRead more

3
Nov
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The Traneumentary: Jimmy Cobb

Legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb has performed and recorded with many of the most prolific jazz artists including Miles Davis, Dinah Washington, Wes Montgomery and Sarah Vaughan. Jimmy’s work with John Coltrane is most recognized on Miles’ recordings such as Kind of Blue and Someday My Prince Will Come. Read moreRead more

25
Oct
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Oregon and the Magic of Witchi-Tai-To

The band Oregon recorded the song “Witchi-Tai-To” nearly 40 years ago and it has become a mainstay with the band’s live shows while also serving as an anthem for the prolific group. Read moreRead more

22
Oct
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Vocalist Theo Bleckmann Covers Kate Bush

Creative and versatile jazz vocalist Theo Bleckmann recently performed a brilliant concert of his interpretations of the songs of underrated British pop artist & songwriter Kate Bush at the (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York. The project was billed as Hello Earth! – The Music of Kate Bush. Read moreRead more

21
Oct
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Google Celebrates Dizzy!

In honor of Dizzy Gillespie’s birthday (10-21-1917), Google has Doodled the famed pioneer of bebop.

19
Oct
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My Midlife Jazz Crisis – Stage 1: The Acknowledgement

Well, it has happened.  I was recently ranting to a good friend about how today’s jazz scene is just not the same as it was when I was young and first launched Jazz Online.  After my long and emotional diatribe on the sorry state of the music and industry, my friend bluntly retorted, “I hate to be the one to tell you this, but I think you have just entered the first stage of geezerhood.” Read moreRead more

19
Oct
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The Traneumentary: Terence Blanchard

We officially launched The Traneumentary series with New Orleans based trumpeter, film composer and Grammy winner Terence Blanchard. Terence has worked and recorded with a number of musicians including Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton and Donald Harrison and has scored numerous films most notably for Spike Lee. Read moreRead more