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Jazz Musician of the Day: Albert Ayler

Jazz Musician of the Day: Albert Ayler

All About Jazz is celebrating Albert Ayler's birthday today! Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler was born on July 13th 1936 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He learned to play the alto sax at a young age. His father, Edward, encouraged his musical interests and was his first teacher. Albert Ayler continued his musical education at John Adams High ...

VIDEO/DVD

STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Introducing Shana Tucker

Today, let's get acquainted via video with singer, cellist, and guitarist Shana Tucker, who will be making her St. Louis debut sharing a bill with R&B singer Kenya McGuire Johnson at 7:30 p.m. next Saturday, July 19 at the Kranzberg Arts Center. Originally from Amityville, NY, Tucker studied music at Howard University and Brooklyn College Conservatory ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Gonsalves

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Gonsalves

All About Jazz is celebrating Paul Gonsalves' birthday today! Although his reputation is often hung upon the mighty gallery-rousing performance he gave at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival with Duke Ellington, tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves was at heart an introspective balladeer. His true legacy is his recorded collection of love songs. Paul Gonsalves was born on ...

OBITUARY

Charlie Haden, Legendary Jazz Bassist, Dies at 76

Charlie Haden, Legendary Jazz Bassist, Dies at 76

Charlie Haden, the pioneering jazz bassist who played with the likes of Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett before enjoying a decades-long solo career, died Friday at age 76 of a prolonged illness, according to his label, ECM. Praised by critic Martin Williams for his “almost lyric directness,” Haden achieved fame in the late ’50s as a ...

OBITUARY

Jazz bassist Charlie Haden, part of groundbreaking Ornette Coleman Quartet, dies at 76

Jazz bassist Charlie Haden, part of groundbreaking Ornette Coleman Quartet, dies at 76

NEW YORK — Bassist Charlie Haden, who helped change the shape of jazz more than a half-century ago as a member of Ornette Coleman's groundbreaking quartet and liberated the bass from its traditional rhythm section role, died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 76. Haden's wife of 30 years, singer Ruth Cameron, and his four children ...

PERFORMANCE/TOUR

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, July 11-17

Is it still summer? Some days it has been hard to tell, when it feels like April one minute and September the next and rarely July. Nevertheless, summer music is here, from big bands at park bandshells to intimate chamber ensembles in little bars. Although you would never know it by reading the Strib, there actually ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Relativity Nears Sale of Artistdirect, Music Sites for Mere $1 Million

Relativity Digital is preparing to sell ArtistDirect and related music sites for a mere $1 million to an undisclosed buyer, according to reports. AritstDirect was one of the pioneer sites in the online music, but in recent years has fallen out of favor. At a time of billion dollar music deals, the $1 million price tag ...

OBITUARY

Charlie Haden, Double Bass, 1937-2014

The announcement none of us wanted to hear came early this afternoon from Tina Pelikan of ECM Records. It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Charlie Haden, born August 6, 1937 in Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away today at 10:11 Pacific time in jny: Los Angeles after a prolonged illness. Ruth Cameron, his wife of ...

RADIO/PODCAST

JazzWeek Radio Chart: July 14, 2014

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks111Louis Hayes Return Of The Jazz Communicators (Smoke Sessions)322328-645917242Jimmy Cobb The Original Mob (Smoke Sessions)290206+841458233363Bobby Hutcherson Enjoy The View (Blue Note)281125+156205732434Theo Croker Afro Physicist (OKeh)246258-1235334525Eric Alexander Chicago Fire (HighNote)242262-20049111656Mike LeDonne I Love Music (Savant)239192+471254537147Ted Rosenthal Trio Rhapsody In Gershwin (Playscape Recordings)209167+42341778178Dena DeRose We Won't Forget You ... An Homage To Shirley Horn (HighNote)203163+4094883979Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat ...

INTERVIEW/PROFILE

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tomasz Stanko

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tomasz Stanko

All About Jazz is celebrating Tomasz Stanko's birthday today! Tomasz Stanko was 20 and a graduate of the Cracow Music Academy when he formed his first band, the Jazz Darings, with pianist Adam Makowicz in 1962. Inspired by early Ornette Coleman and the innovations of Coltrane, Miles Davis and George Russell, the group is often cited ...


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