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The Things We Did Last Summer

Yesterday I couldn't get The Things We Did Last Summer out of my head. The song was written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne for Frank Sinatra, who recorded it in 1946 for Columbia under the direction of Alex Stordahl. Here's Sinatra's original followed by seven terrfic versions...   Here's Fats Navarro in 1949, a rare ...

BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wallace Roney

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wallace Roney

All About Jazz is celebrating Wallace Roney's birthday today! At a time when much of the Jazz world seems content to simply attempt to recreate the past, trumpeter/composer Wallace Roney follows the true Jazz tradition of utilizing the past to move forward. This has resulted in acknowledgment by the public and his peers with his receipt ...

PERFORMANCE

Polly Gibbons at Birdland on July 2

Polly Gibbons at Birdland on July 2

Resonance Records presents Polly Gibbons Many Faces of Love - One Show Only - 6:00pm on July 2nd at Birdland Resonance Records will present Polly Gibbons in her triumphant New York City return on Thursday, July 2, at 6:00pm at Birdland. She will be showcasing her debut release on Resonance Records, Many Faces of Love. Polly ...

WEBSITE

Give your event a visibility boost with Jazz Near You's Spotlight Service

Give your event a visibility boost with Jazz Near You's Spotlight Service

Musicians, venues and presenters can greatly increase the exposure of their Jazz Near You event listing by purchasing Spotlight advertising. Spotlight gives an advertised event prime placement on the Jazz Near You home page, on the Jazz Near You calendar page, and in the Jazz Near You eblast. The Spotlight service is $40 per event, and ...

BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Archie Shepp

Jazz Musician of the Day: Archie Shepp

All About Jazz is celebrating Archie Shepp's birthday today! Archie Shepp was born in 1937 in Fort Lauderdale in Florida. He grew up in Philadelphia, studied piano and saxophone and attended high school in Germantown; he went to college, became involved with theatre, met writers and poets, among them, Leroy Jones and wrote: «The Communist», an ...

RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 25, 2015

JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 25, 2015

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks111Harold Mabern Afro Blue (Smoke Sessions)329364 -352 58162 6 2 Jose James Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday (Blue Note) 259248+11 1552 83133Harry Allen For George, Cole And Duke (Blue Heron Llc)257183 +745453 5424Dave Stryker Messin' With Mr. T (Strikezone) 250276-26 14919575David Sanborn Time And The River (OKeh) 247247034456 646Russell Malone Love ...

VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Dr. Lonnie Smith & Lionel Loueke

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Dr. Lonnie Smith & Lionel Loueke

Dr. Lonnie Smith is the elder statesman of jazz organ, one of the last living links back to the 1960s and 70s heyday of Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland, Richard “Groove" Holmes, and other Hammond heroes. Lionel Loueke is a guitarist from a different generation and half a world away who mixes ...

CAREER

Not Getting The Media Coverage You Want? Go Get It!

Not Getting The Media Coverage You Want? Go Get It!

Getting press coverage should be easy in the digital age, right? WRONG! Check out today's article to see how not much has changed in the world of Public Relations when it comes to your music career.  Today we live in a world where we can do everything ourselves, especially when it comes to the music industry. ...

TECHNOLOGY

Five Smart Ways Freelance Musicians Can Utilize YouTube

Five Smart Ways Freelance Musicians Can Utilize YouTube

There's an overwhelmingly large community of musicians on YouTube. This has been a really positive thing, as the amount of knowledge and skill amassed on this single website has really helped a lot of players in their own practicing and improvement.  Guest Post By Dylan Welsh on Sonicbids Blog If you're in a band, you already know the power ...

OBITUARY

Ron Crotty, Bassist, 1929-2015

Ron Crotty, Bassist, 1929-2015

Following yesterday’s post about recently deceased musicians, a Rifftides reader who identifies himself only as Derrick sent a message: I just heard that Ron Crotty, the original bassist of The Dave Brubeck Quartet, died just a few days ago, too, but I have not seen anything written about it. Which leads me to ask, has Ron ...


 

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