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August 16, 2007

 

Live From Monterey: Louis, Miles, Dizzy, Joe and More

Miles Davis MontereyThe Monterey Jazz Festival is coming up on its 50th anniversary, and I’m assuming that’s why a series of CDs featuring performances by Thelonious Monk, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Sarah Vaughan, and others is coming out next week. I’m listening today to a highlights promo…

August 11, 2007

 

Mondo Monk

Thelonious MonkLast week I was working on the Night Lights schedule for the rest of the year and ran into what I thought might be a bit of a snag. Show topics are usually plotted well into the future (right now we have programs slated through the end of February 2008), but I’d realized that a certain sequence was going to bring a lot of Thelonious Monk listeners’ way for several weeks in a row. Well, far worse things could happen, right?…

August 5, 2007

 

Jazz Books and Bios in the Publishing Pipeline

bookInspired by a recent thread at Organissimo, here’s a list of jazz biographies and books that are in various stages of completion, nearing completion, or nearing publication:Peter Pullman’s book on Bud Powell. Pullman has been at work on this ever since overseeing the impressive booklet for the great jazz pianist’s Complete Verve Recordings

July 9, 2007

 

Henry Grimes, poet

Henry2Back in the early 1990s, when I was in the first throes of becoming a passionate jazzhead, a friend made me a mix tape called “Henry Grimes, Where Are You?” He knew of my obsession with the missing bassist, who appeared on many classic 1960s jazz recordings and worked with everybody from Benny Goodman and Gerry Mulligan to Cecil Taylor and Albert Ayler before vanishing in the late 1960s–presumably dead, according…

July 3, 2007

 

Pee Wee Russell 1960s

Late Pee Wee: Pee Wee Russell In The 1960s

Dixieland, avant-garde, or simply beyond category? Pee Wee Russell's playing retained both a uniquely modernistic spark and an early-jazz exuberance.

September 3, 2005

 

thelonious monk & sonny rollins

Sonnymoon: Thelonious Monk And Sonny Rollins

When Rollins met Monk: the saxophonist was a hip, humorous, and musically expert foil for the brilliant corners of the pianist's mind.

April 16, 2005

 

Let’s Spring One

A salute to warmer weather, including music from Thelonious Monk & Milt Jackson, Anita O'Day, Nat King Cole, June Christy, Billie Holiday, and more.

August 28, 2004

 

Bird Alive: Charlie Parker

As the messiah of modern bop, Charlie Parker was one of the first jazz musicians to be recorded widely in live settings.

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