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July 23, 2012

 

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1961: New Jazz Frontier

It was 1961, and America had a new, young president...the Cold War turned up a notch…and jazz continued to evolve in ear-opening ways.

April 5, 2011

 

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Where’s The Rhythm?

A variant on the old "Where's the melody" saw, circa 1959.

September 14, 2010

 

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Jazz From Monterey: 1958, The Birth Of A Festival

Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan were just a few of the musicians who showed up to help inaugurate the Monterey Jazz Festival.

May 5, 2008

 

Carla Bley

The Carla Bley Songbook

Carla Bley is renowned today for her big-band writing, but it was small-group recordings of her work in the 1960s that introduced her to the jazz world.

April 28, 2008

 

Jimmy Giuffre Tributes Around the Web

*Marc Myers gathers remembrances from musicians who played with Giuffre (be sure to catch part 2 of Marc’s tribute tomorrow).

April 26, 2008

 

Another Train, Another River: Jimmy Giuffre, 1921-2008

Jimmy Giuffre--a clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer-arranger has passed away at the age of 86.

January 7, 2008

 

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Lee Konitz: the Verve Years

Alto saxophonist Lee Konitz is a longtime master of melodic improvisation who's played a part in some of jazz's most momentous acts.

August 19, 2006

 

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It Came From Texas

A journey deep into the heart of a state's musical heritage.

July 23, 2005

 

Teddy Charles: the Early Avant-Garde

Teddy CharlesIn the early 1950s vibraphonist Teddy Charles made a series of records with Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre, and others, that still escapes easy definition today–was it Third Stream? Was it West Coast? Was it cool jazz? We’ll hear selections from his albums…

December 4, 2004

 

The Wild One

Wild One 2The Wild One, Marlon Brando’s 1953 motorcycle-gang movie, was based on a real-life 1947 incident in which thousands of bikers, many of them blue-collar World War II vets from Los Angeles, descended upon a northern California town and frightened its inhabitants…

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Where The Rainbow Hits The Ground: Hoagy Carmichael In Hollywood

Still photo of Hoagy Carmichael and Lauren Bacall in the 1944 film TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT.

Hoagy Carmichael was already a successful songwriter when he moved to Hollywood in 1936, but it was the movies that made him a familiar face to millions.

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