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August 6, 2007


Art Davis R.I.P.

Art DavisReports have been circulating on the Internet for the past several days that bassist Art Davis had passed away–confirmation now from the Los Angeles Times. Some good discussion ongoing over at Organissimo about Davis’ work with Max Roach, John Coltrane…

July 23, 2007


Like Sonny: the Story of Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane

Sonny RollinsJazz documentarian Bret Primack has made a short film about the musical relationship of tenor saxophone greats Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane that includes interviews with Rollins and Jimmy Heath, as well as footage…

July 1, 2007


New DVD releases from Jazz Icons

Jazz IconsThe very cool Jazz Icons DVD series has announced the release of seven more titles, including concerts by Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughan, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, Dave Brubeck, and Charles Mingus.

March 3, 2007


Journey in

Alice Coltrane, Ascending

John Coltrane's wife was a musician in her own right. What artistic path did she take after her husband passed away in 1967?

February 10, 2007


Cover of Cal Massey's BLUES TO COLTRANE album.

Soulful Days: the Cal Massey Songbook

Exploring the work of an unheralded jazz composer.

February 3, 2007


Freedom Now

We Shall Overcome: Civil-Rights Jazz

There was a strong relationship between jazz and civil rights in 20th-century America, and artists sometimes addressed the cause explicitly in their music.

November 18, 2006


Great American Songbook

The Avant-Garde Plays the Great American Songbook

Takes on the standards from Eric Dolphy, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman and more.

September 23, 2006


Coltrane Garland

Red Trane: the Collaborations of John Coltrane and Red Garland

Garland and Coltrane's collaborations over a two-year period in the late 1950s produced some of the most lush and accessible music of the saxophonist's career.

September 16, 2006


Duke Ellington Mary Poppins

Jazz Goes Disney

Goofin' on Disney: how movie songs for kids made their way into the jazz world.

July 29, 2006


Jazz Advance: Early Cecil Taylor

Cecil TaylorPianist Cecil Taylor is one of the most influential pioneers of late-20th-century improvised music; as author John Litweiler says in his book The Freedom Principle, “One of the running threads in the story of today’s jazz is that so many of the advances first appeared in Cecil Taylor’s music.” Taylor’s musical universe, often perceived…

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