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Archive for January 2007

January 6, 2007

 

Sounds From Riker's Island

Resolution: Jazz From Rehab

Jazz and recovery meet on two unique 1960s jazz albums.

January 13, 2007

 

The Best Tenor You Never Heard: J.R. Monterose

JRJ.R. Monterose is a saxophonist rarely heard even by jazz fans, and his most well-known recording, Charles Mingus’ Pithecanthropus Erectus, is one that Monterose himself later all but disowned. He recorded only sporadically as a leader and withdrew from the jazz world several times, woodshedding or playing in towns distant from the music’s metropolitan centers. His sound, although influenced by other tenor horns such as…

January 27, 2007

 

Tony Williams Mosaic Select

Return to Blue Note: Tony Williams In The Late 1980s

Tony Williams was renowned as one of the great drummers of jazz. His late-1980s acoustic quintet highlights his compositional skills as well.

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