Category Archives: jazz

Be Bop Wino: Blow “Mr. Low-Blow” / Lyin’ Girl Blues – Red Saunders and his Orchestra (Columbia 30218)

Recorded in Chicago, June 15th, 1950. Personnel: Hot Lips Page, Sonny Cohn (trumpets); Harlan Floyd, John Avant (trombones); Porter Kilbert (alto sax); Leon Washington (tenor sax); McKinley Easton (baritone sax); Earl Washington (piano); Jimmy Richardson (bass); Jumpin’ Joe Williams (vocal); … Continue reading

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How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?

Wayne Shorter On Jazz: “The six years I was with Miles, we never talked about music. We never had a rehearsal. Jazz shouldn’t have any mandates. Jazz is not supposed to be something that’s required to sound like jazz. For … Continue reading

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Blue Yodel No. 9

A recreation of the Louis Armstrong and Jimmy Rodgers session July 16, 1960, this time with Bill Walker on piano and J.R.Cash on guitar, vocals and yodels. And I don’t care what you may have heard, no, it is not … Continue reading

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The Stepping Stone

Casa Valdez Studios: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Opening Address to the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival – “Much of the power of our Freedom Movement in the United States has come from this music. It has strengthened us with its … Continue reading

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What is This Thing Called Free Jazz?

Bop era pianist, Lennie Tristano alumnus and free-jazz educator Connie Crothers offers a basic introduction to ‘Free Jazz’ by taking a familiar melody (What Is This Thing Called Love) through three progressively more ‘outside’ variations. “On the fourth,” she says, … Continue reading

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Darcy James Argue on Recording Logistics

Fractured Atlas Blog : Featured Member: “Right now, fiscal sponsorship is more common in the classical music world than in jazz or pop circles, but with the traditional recording industry in decline, I think you’re going to see a lot … Continue reading

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The StyleHunters

Peter Hum writes “December’s No. 2 movie in Russia — a musical that’s worth our consideration because it’s all about youthful Soviet jazz fans who took on the Communists” “If you want a better world, make a better music.” (Marshall … Continue reading

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