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RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: November 24, 2014

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks111Gerry Gibbs and the Thrasher Dream Trio We're Back (Whaling City Sounds)251262-1124819272Kenny Barron & Dave Holland The Art Of Conversation (Impulse!)220188+32105023323Freddy Cole Singing The Blues (HighNote)207211-404726494Houston Person The Melody Lingers On (HighNote)205171+3494943555Cookers Time And Time Again (Motema)202192+1014359646Peter Hand Big Band Out Of Hand (Savant)187195-8246457117Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet The 21st Century Trad Band (Basin Street)184161+231141738128Larry Fuller Larry ...

INTERVIEW

Jazz Musician of the Day: Coleman Hawkins

Jazz Musician of the Day: Coleman Hawkins

All About Jazz is celebrating Coleman Hawkins' birthday today! Coleman Hawkins single-handedly brought the saxophone to the prominence in jazz that the instrument enjoys. Before he hit the scene, jazz groups had little use for the instrument. One player (forgot who) said, “with all due respect to Adolph Sax, Coleman Hawkins invented the saxophone." Hawkins, or ...

PERFORMANCE

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, November 21-27

Thanksgiving isn't here til late next week yet just the options on Saturday night alone give jazz fans a lot to be thankful for. Or frustrated by. How many of these tempting events can one hit in one night? Think of this weekend as one big jazz buffet! And stick around for the desserts that follow ...

TECHNOLOGY

Technics to Launch Flac Music Download Store Powered by 7digital

Move over Neil Young, the options for those who care about sound quality are expanding. Today, newly relaunched audio brand Technics announced the opening of a hi-resolution music download service offering 24-bit FLAC tracks powered by 7digital. Available first in the UK and Germany starting January 2015, the new download store will carry a selection 24-bit FLAC audio ...

TRENDS

TuneCore Surveys Indie Artists and Label Management on Current State of the Music Industry

1,112 members of the TuneCore community responded to the survey they dispersed asking indie artists and label management about the current state of the music industry. The industry has been and is continuing to rapidly evolve and as those changes take place, artists are both challenged and expected to keep up. TuneCore posed the survey looking ...

INTERVIEW

Jazz Musician of the Day: June Christy

Jazz Musician of the Day: June Christy

All About Jazz is celebrating June Christy's birthday today! June was born as Shirley Luster on November 20, 1925 at the Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Illinois and was raised from the age of three in Decatur, Illinois; and from the beginning always wanted to sing. She was singing with local bands when she was just 13, ...

NEW RECORDING

Cirque Du Soleil Prepares To Release Jazz/Swing Influenced Soundtrack To Their New Show "Kurios-Cabinet Of Curiosities"

Cirque du Soleil has just announced a December 9, 2014 release date for “KURIOS-Cabinet of Curiosities," the soundtrack to their latest Big Top show, which represents a thrilling new sound for the company. In line with the show's theme of time travel, the music of “KURIOS-Cabinet Of Curiosities" (composed by Raphael Beau with Bob & Bill) ...

AWARD / GRANT

The 2014 British Jazz Awards: The Results

The Winners of the 28th British Jazz Awards are announced today across the 12 solo instrument categories, two sections for bands and two trade awards to record companies. Known as the Jazz Oscars, The British Jazz Awards have been presented every year since 1987 and have long been established as the most important jazz awards in ...


 

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