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April 12, 2008

 

Update on Nessa Records Reissues, Gillespie Big Band With Monk

NonaahWord is that we’ll probably see the following reissues from Nessa Records in several months: Roscoe Mitchell’s Nonaah (with bonus material), Charles Tyler’s Saga of the Outlaws, and…

October 24, 2007

 

Before Colbert, There Was Dizzy: Gillespie’s 1964 Run for the Presidency

Dizzy for PresidentMedia pundits a-twitter about deadpan satirist Stephen Colbert’s leap into the 2008 primaries need only look to the jazz world for a precedent: trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie’s historic 1964 challenge to incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson and Republican nominee Barry Goldwater. And while the jury is still out on whether…

October 6, 2007

 

Side Monk: Thelonious Monk As Sideman

Thelonious Monk must have provided easy inspiration for the title-namer of his 1956 Riverside album, The Unique Thelonious Monk.

April 28, 2007

 

Dizzy Gillespie big band

Bop! Go the Big Bands

As the swing era gave way to new and challenging sounds, a generation of bandleaders was forced to take notice.

August 27, 2005

 

At the Birth of Bop

BirdDizSeveral years ago an amazing audio find came to light–a June 1945 Town Hall concert in New York City featuring Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Max Roach–the rising stars of the then-revolutionary new music bebop–accompanied by Al Haig on piano and Curley Russell on bass. The performance, captured in sound that’s stellar by the era’s standards…

July 9, 2005

 

Duets: Two Degrees of Separation

Duets from Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron, Mal Waldron & Jeanne Lee, Lee & Ran Blake, Ran Blake & Anthony Braxton, Braxton & Max Roach...is there a pattern here?

April 23, 2005

 

Jazz Goes to the Cold War

In the 1950s and 60s, as the Cold War & the civil-rights movement heated up, the U.S. State Department sent jazz musicians on goodwill tours around the world.

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