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December 30, 2013

 

The LP cover for Andrew Hill's Blue Note album BLACK FIRE.

1963: A Man’s Dream, A Nation’s Nightmare

It was a year of raised hopes and devastating tragedy, and the world of jazz continued to reflect both the growing unease and the youthful vitality of the times

November 9, 2009

 

Eric Dolphy bio

Dolphy ’64

Eric Dolphy's last year was one of his greatest as a musician.

January 11, 2009

 

Reissues and Historical Releases: Best of 2008

2008: not a good year for the economy, certain politicians, or the Detroit Lions. In the realm of reissues and historical releases, however, it was a surprisingly good year. A highly subjective and belated list follows, presented in alphabetical order:

June 9, 2007

 

Andrew!

Andrew HillAndrew Hill, who died at the age of 75 on April 20, 2007, was a highly original pianist and composer who recorded a string of stunning albums for Blue Note in the short span of eight months, constructing his own musical universe, much like Blue Note predecessors Thelonious Monk and Herbie Nichols. His compositions, which employed…

December 16, 2006

 

Artie Shaw Playing

More With Four: Jazz And String Quartets

What happens when a jazz artist meets a string quartet?

October 21, 2006

 

photo of Sun Ra saxophonist John Gilmore

Away From the Spaceways: John Gilmore

Tenor saxophonist John Gilmore spent most of his career with Sun Ra and his Arkestra, recording outside of Sun Ra’s band on only a handful of occasions.

May 14, 2005

 

Fragments: The Late 1960s Blue Note Recordings of Andrew Hill

Andrew HillPianist and composer Andrew Hill burst onto the jazz scene in the early 1960s with classic albums such as Black Fire and Point of Departure on the Blue Note label. Hill continued recording for the label throughout the 1960s, but many of the sessions went unreleased. After listening to the tapes last year with Mosaic producer Michael Cuscuna, Hill…

October 30, 2004

 

Strange Enchantment: Jazz for Halloween

"Strange Enchantment" is a program of Halloween-related jazz, including music from Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Kay Starr, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and more.

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