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12
Aug

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

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

28
Jul

Return To Forever – The Complete Columbia Albums

Contributed by guest blogger Douglas Payne

After a prodigious session career in the 1960s, several solo albums that toyed with both the traditional and freer forms of jazz and a mercurial period of experimentation with Miles Davis between 1968 and 1972, pianist and composer Chick Corea crystalized the notion of his first “group” endeavor, to be known as Return to Forever. Read moreRead more

28
Jul

Amy Winehouse Covers “Round Midnight”

In case you missed this rare track, a few years ago the late singer Amy Winehouse recorded a funky interpretation of the Thelonious Monk classic “Round Midnight” on the b-side of her single “Take The Box.” Read moreRead more