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September 23, 2010

 

Curtis Counce

Goin’ Up: Space Age Jazz

In the 1950s and 60s the race for space loomed large in the cultural imagination, and jazz artists such as Duke Ellington and Sun Ra picked up on the theme.

October 19, 2009

 

jazz in transition

Before Rock, There Was Jazz: Tom Wilson And Transition Records

Tom Wilson, who produced some of the 1960s' most monumental rock records, started out in the 1950s by recording jazz artists such as Sun Ra on his own label.

May 17, 2008

 

Vibes for Walt: Walt Dickerson, R.I.P.

Walt DickersonDrummer Andrew Cyrille, who made some of his earliest recording dates with vibraphonist Walt Dickerson, passes along this sad news via the Jazz Programmer Listserv:

October 22, 2007

 

Sun Ra supersonic

Second Magic City: Sun Ra in Chicago

The story of Sun Ra's Chicago years, when he formed his Arkestra, forged his new identity, and wrote some of his most compelling music.

October 21, 2006

 

photo of Sun Ra saxophonist John Gilmore

Away From the Spaceways: John Gilmore

Tenor saxophonist John Gilmore spent most of his career with Sun Ra and his Arkestra, recording outside of Sun Ra’s band on only a handful of occasions.

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.

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