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December 9, 2008

 

Blue Note Records Announces More Catalogue Deletions

meat axeBlue Note Records sent out an e-mail today announcing more catalogue deletions, on the heels of a similar announcement two weeks ago.  You can view the entire list (which includes titles from a larger family of Blue Note-related labels) at True Blue Music. Warning, folks: it’s a veritable bloodbath.

August 25, 2008

 

Horace Silver

The Horace Silver Songbook

Many of Horace Silver's compositions, such as “Opus de Funk,” “The Preacher,” “Nica’s Dream,” and “Peace” have become jazz standards heard frequently today.

July 26, 2008

 

The Little Giant Steps On: Johnny Griffin, 1928-2008

News came this Friday morning that tenor saxophonist and hardbop great Johnny Griffin has passed away from a heart attack at the age of 80.

June 28, 2008

 

Pianist Ronnie Mathews R.I.P.

Jazz pianist Ronnie Mathews has passed away at the age of 72 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

April 16, 2008

 

Blue Note Connoisseurs for May 13: Art Farmer, Bobby Hutcherson, Dizzy Gillespie and More

Louis Smith SmithvilleBlue Note Records continues its long-running Connoisseur series with five more reissues on May 13:Bobby Hutcherson, Head On

March 31, 2008

 

Booker Little photo

Too Little, Too Soon: Booker Little

Booker Little was a talented young trumpeter and composer who’d already begun to fulfill his promise when illness struck him down at the age of 23.

February 5, 2008

 

John Handy Talks With Night Lights: Part 4

Handy discusses why his quintet broke up, his experiences as a jazz educator, and his memories of Monterey and the mid-1960s rock scene.

January 28, 2008

 

John Handy Monterey

Handy With The Horn: The Rise Of John Handy

A musical portrait of the early years of one of the few surviving saxophone heroes from the 1950s and 60s golden age of hardbop.

January 18, 2008

 

Mike Fitzgerald’s Jazz Discography Project

Jazz LPJazz scholar Mike Fitzgerald, co-author of the Gigi Gryce biography Rat Race Blues, has been leading an effort to build a wonderful online jazz discography resource for the past several years. Recently he added 50 more leader discographies to his website, including pages for…

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.

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