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Jazz Musician of the Day: Dave Holland

Jazz Musician of the Day: Dave Holland

All About Jazz is celebrating Dave Holland's birthday today! Amid endless choices, the sound of a Dave Holland bass line compels attention. A master of tone and rhythm, the bassist, composer, and bandleader is now in his fifth decade as a performer and his music possesses a rich and kaleidoscopic history. One of Holland\'s mentors, the ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Buddy Rich

Jazz Musician of the Day: Buddy Rich

All About Jazz is celebrating Buddy Rich's birthday today! Arguably the greatest jazz drummer of all time, the legendary Buddy Rich exhibited his love for music through the dedication of his life to the art. His was a career that spanned seven decades, beginning when Rich was 18 months old and continuing until his death in ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: David Kikoski

Jazz Musician of the Day: David Kikoski

All About Jazz is celebrating David Kikoski's birthday today! At a time when jazz has been to the far reaches of the musical universe and back, some would say that its all been played before and we\'re currently at a point in the cyclical nature of this art form when those with lesser talents are merely ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Kenny Kirkland

Jazz Musician of the Day: Kenny Kirkland

All About Jazz is celebrating Kenny Kirkland's birthday today! Beginning his career as a teacher of classical music, Kenny Kirkland next became a jazz musician. Later he emerged from his jazz chrysalis as a practitioner of exotic pop/rock music and finally shed his wings to follow the mundane but financially more stable profession of studio musician. ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Bud Powell

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bud Powell

All About Jazz is celebrating Bud Powell's birthday today! Bud Powell is generally considered to be the most important pianist in the history of jazz. Noted jazz writer and critic Gary Giddins, in Visions of Jazz, goes even further, saying that “Powell will be recognized as one of the most formidable creators of piano music in ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Gary Bartz

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gary Bartz

All About Jazz is celebrating Gary Bartz's birthday today! Jazz saxophonist Gary Bartz first came to New York in 1958 to attend the Julliard Conservatory of Music. Just 17 years old, Gary couldn\'t wait to come to the city to play and learn. “It was a very good time for the music in New York, at ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Sam Rivers

Jazz Musician of the Day: Sam Rivers

All About Jazz is celebrating Sam Rivers' birthday today! Samuel Carthorne Rivers (born September 25, 1923, El Reno, Oklahoma) is a jazz musician and composer. He performs on soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, and piano. Rivers was previously thought to have been born in 1930. Rivers\'s father was a gospel musician who had sung ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Fats Navarro

Jazz Musician of the Day: Fats Navarro

All About Jazz is celebrating Fats Navarro's birthday today!

“Fats was a spectacular musician because, in a time when cats arrived on the scene with nothing, he came on with everything: he could read, he could play high and hold anybody\'s first trumpet chair, he could play those singing, melodic solos with a big beautiful sound ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Ingrid Laubrock

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ingrid Laubrock

All About Jazz is celebrating Ingrid Laubrock's birthday today! Originally from Germany, Ingrid Laubrock started having music lessons at the age of four and began to play classical piano and sing in local choirs aged eight. Her first recording experience dates from that time, singing the solo voice in an arrangement for an a capella choir. ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: John Coltrane

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Coltrane

All About Jazz is celebrating John Coltrane's birthday today! John William Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926 in Hamlet, North Carolina. At the age of three his family moved to High Point, NC, where young Coltrane spent his early years. His father, John Robert Coltrane, died in 1939, leaving twelve year-old John and his mother ...


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