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Posts tagged Gigi Gryce

June 5, 2011

 

Randy Weston

The Randy Weston Songbook

From Brooklyn to Africa and back again, Randy Weston has made his mark as a composer.

December 11, 2009

 

Pull Your Coat: Jazz News And Links For Friday, December 11, 2009

Interviews with Sam Rivers and Darcy James Argue, new reissues of Artie Shaw and Duke Ellington, a new online jazz journal and more.

December 29, 2007

 

Art Blakey 1957

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers: Class of ’57

Art Blakey led the much-noted Jazz Messengers for four decades, and the lesser-known 1957 edition gave him one of his most diverse years on record.

December 8, 2007

 

Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd: The Hardbop Years

After 25-year-old trumpet great Clifford Brown died unexpectedly in a 1956 car accident, some critics and fans looked to Donald Byrd as a possible successor.

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.

February 18, 2006

 

Gigi Gryce 1960

Gigi Gryce, Part 2: Rat Race Blues

What happened to saxophonist, composer, and music-publishing pioneer Gigi Gryce? Gryce co-biographer Michael Fitzgerald joins us again this week for the answer.

February 11, 2006

 

Gigi Gryce biography

Gigi Gryce, Part 1: Social Call

Gryce was a comrade and equal to some of the greatest names in jazz in the 1950s.

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