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Archive for June 2019

June 7, 2019

 

1968, Riot: The Year In Jazz

As the 1960s neared to a close, the jazz world continued to absorb the cultural upheavals of a volatile decade.

June 19, 2019

 

Jazz Mission Possible: Lalo Schifrin’s Early Years

Lalo Schifrin is best known for his “Mission: Impossible” theme and numerous other film scores, but the pianist and composer first emerged from mid-20th century Argentina as a jazz artist, working with Dizzy Gillespie and recording under his own name as well.

June 27, 2019

 

Jazz In The Postwar French Cinema

French culture in the postwar years was strongly influenced by both jazz and the growing American genre of film noir.

June 21, 2019

 

“No Time Like Now”: Music And Conversation With Vibraphonist Dick Sisto

“Serious jazz musicians are into their music like it’s a religion,” says Sisto.

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