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January 3, 2009


Brubeck Time Out

1959: Jazz’s Vintage Year

Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans...what was in the air in 1959? The story of the Year of the Masterpiece.

March 23, 2008


Jazz and Religion: The Church of John Coltrane

That church dedicated to the saxophonist in San Francisco? Not so weird, when you think about it.

January 31, 2008


John Handy Talks With Night Lights: Part 2

Handy discusses a unique aspect of his sound, the night Mingus made a scene listening to him play, and the frustrations he faced recording his first album.

September 17, 2007


Tenor Madness: Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane and More

Sonny RollinsIgnore the terrrible headline (boy, that’s dignity for ya, after playing certain parts of your southern anatomy off for the past 60 years): Sonny Rollins is back in trio form tomorrow night at Carnegie Hall. The performance will be coupled on CD with Rollins’ debut at Carnegie 50 years ago for a Voice of America concert. In the meantime, a previously…

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.

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