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Posts tagged Johnny Griffin

August 24, 2010

 

Metro Rom e

Enter, Evening: Jazz Nocturnes

Jazz and the night: moody, evocative music for the evening.

February 22, 2010

 

Monk Columbia

Thelonious Monk: From Myth To Man (Part 2)

In the late 1950s Thelonious Monk’s star finally began to rise. But even as the pianist hit artistic and commercial peaks, other problems began to set in.

January 29, 2010

 

Wilbur Ware Chicago Sound

Chicago Calling: Unsung Heroes Of The City’s Hardbop Scene

Chicago is a historic capital of early jazz and post-World War II blues, but in the 1950s and early 60s it also had a thriving hardbop scene.

August 5, 2008

 

Jazz News of Note

*Pianist Michael Weiss, a longtime musical associate of the late Johnny Griffin, has written a remembrance of the saxophonist.

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.

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.

September 29, 2007

 

Ahmed Abdul Malik

East Meets West: Ahmed Abdul-Malik and World Jazz

Bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik helped forge a path for the fusion of jazz with world music.

July 16, 2005

 

For Lady: Early Tribute LPs to Billie Holiday

Anita O'DayAlthough there had been tribute LPs to other artists before Billie Holiday–Bix Beiderbecke and Fats Waller among them–the concept really took off in the two years before and after Holiday’s death in 1959, as six albums dedicated to the iconic singer…

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