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Acid Jazz, July 22, 2017

Great new CD from the Havana Maestros! Also, Gotan Project, Bossacucanova, Gregory Porter, 3D Rhythm of Life, and Lenny White featuring Chaka Khan!

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For the sixth anniversary of Amy’s death

Sure, for me to write about Amy is like a football journalist discussing ballet. But she was one singer I… 365 palabras más


Rendezvous - Sadao Watanabe

A firm favorite back in the day, this 1984 release is still one of my favorite albums. Recorded in New York City this is a great way to immerse yourself into alto sax tones by one of the best. 176 palabras más

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Maisha - Sadao Watanabe

This album continues to highlight the alto sax in a variety of styles and tempos, but the title album track Maisha is indelible. This album was played often with other Sadao Watanabe albums, but the differences in producers make this a different sounding album than Rendezvous. 192 palabras más

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The Clean Machine

Muse MR 5116 – Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, “The Clean Machine”

Eddie Vinson… Mr. Cleanhead… a name that conjures up the image of a bald-headed blues singer popular during the fifties. 1.066 palabras más


Summer Jazz Academy, Week 1

After a week in New York, I traveled with the Jazz at Lincoln Center team to Bard College for the Summer Jazz Academy, a summer institute for talented high school jazz musicians  staffed by the Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JALCO). 466 palabras más


Poetry Games: Louis Armstrong

"Hello, Dolly!"
Why are you such in a folly?
Darlin' quit your shenanigans
And come see "La vie en rose".
Stop and look around you 'cuz… 180 palabras más