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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 ...

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Pat Friday: Ghost Vocalist

Pat Friday: Ghost Vocalist

It's Friday, so what better day to celebrate Pat Friday, a singer you may have heard but never saw. Friday was a movie voiceover vocalist—the person who sang the songs after the actors mouthed the words. Friday was the singing voice of Lynn baritone (above), who starred in two films made by Glenn Miller—Sun Valley Serenade ...

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More From Zoot's Tribute: '86

Yesterday I posted on a video that Bret Primack sent along from a memorial concert for Zoot Sims in 1986. Today, Bret sent along another, this time featuring Ira Gitler announcing Al Cohn and Friends, with saxophonists Al Cohn, Turk Mauro, Lew Tabackin, Al Klink and Bob Wilbur, and pianist Benny Aranov, bassist Bill Crow and ...

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Zoot's Memorial Concert, 1986

Tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims died in March 1985. A year later, a memorial concert was held in his honor. Bret Primack sent along the following video, featuring  Gerry Mulligan (bs), Roger Kellaway (p), Bill Crow (b) and Bobby Rosengarden (d). The date of the concert and location aren't immediately known. The video is courtesy of Turk ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Avishai Cohen's Triveni reimagines standards

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Avishai Cohen's Triveni reimagines standards

This week, our video spotlight shines on trumpeter Avishai Cohen, who will be in St. Louis to perform for one night only this Thursday, May 21 at Jazz at the Bistro. Cohen will be playing with his group Triveni, a trio with bassist Omer Avital and drummer Nasheet Waits that plays stripped-down versions of well-known songs ...

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Catching Up With Bobby Shew

Catching Up With Bobby Shew

When trumpeter Bobby Shew left jny: Los Angeles after years of work in big bands and the film and recording studios of L.A., he made a major commitment to education. From his home in New Mexico, he travels in the US, Asia and Europe for classes and workshops with college and high school music students. Among ...

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Anita O'Day: Berlin, 1970

Anita O'Day: Berlin, 1970

By 1970, Anita O'Day was over the hill. At clubs and in concert, she tended to stick with dowdy songs from the swing era that she had been singing for decades. When she took on new pop material, she tended to torture them with her famous note-bending style. And yet O'Day remained an artist throughout, sticking ...

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Spotify Revenues Top $1 Billion, Losses Widen As Music Streamer Plans Video Launch

Spotify Revenues Top $1 Billion, Losses Widen As Music Streamer Plans Video Launch

With an Apple music relaunch right around the corner, Spotify has been busy shoring up $400 million in new funding, deep discounting paid subscriptions and now, according to multiple reports, plotting the addition of video content. Spotify revenue jumped 45% last year to $1.1 billion according to new financial reports obtained by Reuters.  But operating losses ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Regina Carter's Southern Comfort

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Regina Carter's Southern Comfort

Today, let's check out some videos featuring violinist Regina Carter, who will be back in St. Louis next week to play Wednesday, May 13 through Saturday, May 16 at Jazz at the Bistro. Carter will be performing music from her album Southern Comfort, which was released early in 2014, not long after the last time she ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Buying in to Tim Berne's Snakeoil

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Buying in to Tim Berne's Snakeoil

Today, let's have a look at some video clips featuring saxophonist Tim Berne and his band Snakeoil, who are coming to St. Louis to perform in a concert presented by New Music Circle next Friday, May 8 at the The Stage at KDHX. Snakeoil is the latest of several bands led by Berne, who's 60 years ...


 

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