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October 6, 2007


Regional jazz sites

regional jazz sitesFollowing up on recent posts about the rise and fall of the Indiana Avenue jazz scene in Indianapolis, I’ve started a new category on the links page for websites devoted to significant jazz cities or regions and their histories…

September 6, 2007


Another Lost-Legend Trumpeter: Freddie Webster

Freddie WebsterJazz history is full of hidden heroes and lost legends, players who made significant, influential or interesting contributions, but who, for one reason or another, didn’t get their due–bad luck, music industry issues, personal problems, and/or early deaths resulting from any combination of the preceding. There’s undoubtedly a certain romantic streak to jazz fans’ interest in such musicians, a forgotten-poet mythology at work, in which the very obscurity of the artist’s legacy provides some of the attraction. Often, however, the attention we now pay is justified; and sometimes, as in the case of Herbie Nichols, the hidden hero eventually…

September 10, 2005


The Man Before Miles: Freddie Webster

Trumpeter Freddie Webster, who influenced both Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, is one of the great lost-legend stories of jazz.

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