Tag Archives: jazz

Ancient To The Future: The Wisdom Of Milford Graves

Jazz fan?  Drummer?  Musician?  Scientist? Curious?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then take a look at the official trailer for Ancient To The Future: The Wisdom Of Milford Graves.  This documentary was directed by William DuVall … Continue reading

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RIP Saundra Hummer

Sandi Hummer August 10, 1938 – April 13, 2011 I just learned about the death of a dear friend.  A woman I never met or even spoke to, yet shared many a conversation. Sandi was a regular poster on the … Continue reading

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Ben Allison – Action-Refraction (Palmetto, 2011)

What IS Jazz?  This is one of those questions that inevitably comes up whenever you get a few Jazz fans together.  No one ever asks ‘What is Rock?’ or ‘What is Folk?’  I mean I guess they do, but it … Continue reading

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Now Playing

Jane’s Addiction – ‘End To The Lies’:  The first song released from their upcoming album The Great Escape Artist.  Available at Janesaddiction.com Jon Madof – Rashanim:  NY based guitarist/composer who has done a few records for John Zorn’s Tzadik label…this … Continue reading

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John Zorn’s Masada Marathon 2011

March 30, 2011 8:00PM City Opera at Lincoln Center, NYC When I saw this event listed I figured there was no way I was going to be able to go.  I happened across a ticket giveaway contest from Relix magazine … Continue reading

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Frank Macchia – Son Of Folk Songs For Jazzers (2010, Cacophony, Inc.)

Quick, name your top five Jazz artists.  Easy enough right?  Now name your top five Jazz composers…ok so maybe that’s a little harder because maybe you don’t pay attention to who wrote what.  Now name your top five arrangers…I said … Continue reading

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Free Download: Diablo Swing Orchestra

If you’re in the mood for something a little different…try this: Diablo Swing Orchestra – The Butcher’s Ballroom http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/Diablo_Swing_Orchestra_%282%29

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