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Posts tagged hardbop

October 5, 2009

 

Zorn Lulu

John Zorn: Hardboiled Bop

Saxophonist John Zorn is a modern avant-garde icon, but in the late 1980s he recorded several tributes to heroes of the 1950s and 60s hardbop era.

September 7, 2009

 

Sonny Rollins 1957

Rollins ’57: Sonny Rollins Takes The Lead

In 1957 Sonny Rollins was at the peak of his first great period, playing with a confident, swinging, and radical abandon both as a leader and as a sideman.

July 27, 2009

 

Mingus at the Bohemia

Live At Cafe Bohemia: Hardbop In The Heart Of Greenwich Village

In the 1950s Cafe Bohemia was one of the most happening jazz clubs in New York—a club that caught the vibe of the city's thriving art and intellectual scene.

June 6, 2009

 

Memphis 1950s

The Memphis Mafia: Mabern, Strozier, Coleman And Little

Memphis is renowned for its remarkable contributions to 20th-century popular music. But the city also has an outstanding jazz legacy--"The Memphis Mafia."

May 16, 2009

 

Wynton Marsalis

Young Wynton: Early Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis is both respected and scorned as jazz's most prominent spokesperson. Yet in the early '80s, he was seen simply as a brilliant young trumpeter.

April 18, 2009

 

David Young LP front

David Young’s Quiet Strength

David Young was an unsung hero of the same Indianapolis scene that gave the world Freddie Hubbard, J.J. Johnson, and Wes Montgomery.

February 7, 2009

 

David Young

R. I. P., Tenor Saxophonist David Young

A tribute to an unsung hero of the Indiana Avenue jazz scene.

January 24, 2009

 

Benny Golson

The Benny Golson Songbook

Tenor saxophonist Benny Golson has written some of the most beloved and frequently-played standards in the modern jazz canon.

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:

December 30, 2008

 

Living Theater Revives “The Connection”

The ConnectionThe Living Theater is reviving Jack Gelber’s groundbreaking 1959 play The Connection, a study of drug addicts (some of them jazz musicians) pontificating on their lives and chemical loves. The cast includes saxophonist Rene McLean, whose father Jackie performed in the original version, and will be directed once again by Judith Malina, who will also play the role of Sister Salvation.

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