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Allison Adams Tucker Changes Gears by Going Retro

It was a desire to change things up that led to Allison Adams Tucker’s latest release. Her RETRO Trilogy album is different stylistically and conceptually, even in how it is organized and being released. While Tucker’s previous three albums were prima

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Watch The Official Trailer For ‘Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues’ Documentary

Apple has released the official trailer for Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues, a documentary that documents the musician’s life and legacy.

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‘Relentlessly Magnificent’ Ella Fitzgerald's Hollywood Bowl Album Out Now

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella At The Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook' has won immediate acclaim, including a five-star review from Mojo.

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James Long: His San Diego Musical Roots Stretch Across the Pond

Pianist and bassist made a new in Europe, but he cut his teeth on the music growing up in Southern California

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I Played Jazz With Charlie Watts For 20 Years. Here's What I Learned

A longtime touring member of The Rolling Stones, Tim Ries says his favorite nights were the ones without a show — when he and Watts would sneak into town to play the music they loved most.

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Best Music Album Reissues of 2020 - Rolling Stone

From Prince’s peak opus to a revelatory jazz show at a California high school

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‘Take Five’ Is Impeccable. ‘Time Outtakes’ Shows How Dave Brubeck Made It.

An album of previously unheard recordings from the “Time Out” sessions in 1959 reveals the making of a masterpiece.

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Charlie Brown And The Peanuts Soundtrack: The Music of Vince Guaraldi

The iconic music of Charlie Brown and Peanuts was created by jazz composer Vince Guaraldi. This is the story of how it came to be.

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Jazz saxophone player draws crowd around his Fullerton house – Orange County Register

Joe Lawton, a retired doctor who grew up in Bellflower and attended St. Anthony High, rediscovered his love for playing music and now entertains his neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jazz Musician Reggie Workman, 82, Played With John Coltrane, Can’t Wait to Play Again, And Is Tired Of Zoom

Jazz musician Reggie Workman played with John Coltrane, won a Guggenheim at 82, and can’t wait to get back to rehearsal after the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ellis Marsalis Dead: Legendary New Orleans’ Pianist Dies at 85

Famous New Orleans' pianist Ellis Marsalis passed away at age 85 on April 1, 2020.

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Nina Simone: Her Art and Life in 33 Songs | Pitchfork

In conversations with artists including Chan Marshall, Maxwell, and Esperanza Spalding, and through examination of her most iconic songs, we look at the life of a true spellbinder

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Monte Carlo, 1958: When The Chairman Took The Throne | uDiscover

Performing at Princess Grace Of Monaco’s personal request, Frank Sinatra and Quincy Jones stunned a Monte Carlo audience full of celebrities and royalty.

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Facing Homelessness And Crushing Medical Debt, A Renowned Jazz Guitarist Reaches Out : NPR

Kenny Burrell's wife launched a GoFundMe campaign, aiming to raise $100,000 to relieve their most immediate needs — an increasingly common course of action.

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Jeff Goldblum Has a Number One Jazz Album. It Only Took Him 50 Years

The actor-keyboardist used to bluff his way into playing piano bars as a teen. Now at 66, he explains why he recorded his debut album

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John Coltrane and the End of Jazz

Dominic Green on putting the saxophonist’s classic quartet’s ‘lost album’ in its context.

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Quincy Jones Has a Story About That | GQ

Quincy Jones has run with Frank Sinatra. Michael Jackson. Malcolm X. Prince. Tupac. Even Leni Riefenstahl—and the 84-year-old music legend has a tale for every famous name.

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The mysterious origins of jazz

The anniversary of the first jazz recording 100 years ago also marks the beginning of debates that are still ongoing, writes Christian Blauvelt.

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"Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook" Coming Soon From Analog Spark | Analog Planet

Originally released as a double LP back in 1956, Ella Fitzerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book was both the first of her eight "songbook" albums and the first release on Norman Granz's then brand new Verve Records (MG V-4001/2).

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These are the 20 best-selling vinyl records of 2016 so far

When meeting a new person, one of the most common questions asked to get a conversation going is “What music do you listen to?”

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Utah Jazz unveil new uniforms, logos and court design | Deseret News

After logo changes were leaked Wednesday, team announces multiple other changes to its look for the upcoming season

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Duke Ellington: National Jazz Museum in Harlem to Auction Late Musician's Personal Belongings

From Yahoo Finance: Invaluable, the world’s leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles, today announced that is partnering with Guernsey’s, the New York City-based auction house, to offer online bidding on the Forever Ellington

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Miles Davis: Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 | Album Reviews | Pitchfork

Even the most optimistic fan might not have been able to foresee the long-term vitality of Miles Davis' posthumous catalog. Thanks to multi-disc box sets that have unearthed all the (thrilling) studio sessions that went into iconic fusion albums

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Ornette Coleman Dies at 85; Composer and Saxophonist Reshaped Jazz - NYTimes.com

Mr. Coleman was a leader in making jazz less beholden to rules of harmony and rhythm.

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Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth review – a celebration of a true original

A revealing ‘meditation’ on Billie Holiday focuses on her talent, rather than the tragedy

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Four Bands You Have to See at Chicago Jazz Festival

More than four dozen acts will play over the course of four days this weekend. Here’s one to see on each of them.

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The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival week

For jazz lovers, it's the best week of the year: a riot of activity starting Monday, as a lead-up to the Chicago Jazz Festival , which runs Thursday through Aug. 31.

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City's oldest musician, jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dies at 103

Lionel Ferbos, a trumpeter and icon of New Orleans’ traditional jazz scene hailed as the city’s oldest musician, performing well past his 102nd birthday, has died, just 2 days after celebrating his 103rd birthday this week.

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A Crash Course in Jazz Appreciation

Jazz. It's the music that many men say they like, but don’t actually know anything about. Which is a shame for a whole host of reasons. For starter