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Doug Raney: Phantom Guitarist

Doug Raney: Phantom Guitarist

When talk turns to the finest guitarists of the post-war years, Jimmy Raney often is overlooked. So is his son, Doug. Jimmy Raney was born in jny: Louisville, Ky., in 1927, and watched his mother play guitar in the 1930s. Raney studied with guitarist Hayden Causey, eventually replacing him in Jerry Wald's band, where he made ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The provocative piano of Matthew Shipp

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The provocative piano of Matthew Shipp

This week, let's take a look at some videos featuring pianist Matthew Shipp, who's coming to jny: St. Louis for a duo concert with bassist Michael Bisio that will be presented by New Music Circle next Saturday, March 28 at The Stage at KDHX. Shipp, who played here most recently in 2011 at 560 Music Center, ...

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Hall, Pass and Alexander

Hall, Pass and Alexander

The late 1960s and early 1970s are often viewed as jazz's skid row—a depressed time when rock, pop and soul came to dominate the music scene and the present and future seemed hopelessly grim for aging improvisers. The truth is not all jazz albums then were pop hybrids or jazz-rock experiments. Three examples of jazz brilliance ...

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Baseball Organists Play Ball

Baseball Organists Play Ball

With Major League Baseball's opening day coming up on April 6, I figured a little history on the baseball stadium organ would be in order. The organ made its leap from silent-movie theaters to sporting arenas in 1929, during a Chicago Blackhawks hockey game. The idea for installing an organ to entertain and pep-up the crowd ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Six from Kneebody

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Six from Kneebody

This week, our video showcase features some clips from Kneebody, who will be making their St. Louis debut this coming Wednesday, March 18 through Saturday, March 21 at Jazz at the Bistro. Formed in 2001, Kneebody includes four former students at the Eastman School of Music—trumpeter Shane Endsley, saxophonist Ben Wendel, bassist Kaveh Rastegar and keyboard ...

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Kenny Werner “Effortless Mastery: The 4 Steps” Instructional Video Released By JazzHeaven.com

Kenny Werner âEffortless Mastery: The 4 Stepsâ Instructional Video Released By JazzHeaven.com

Kenny Werner is a rare musician who is known as much for his teachings and wisdom as for his piano playing and composing. He has played with Joe Lovano, Betty Buckley, Mel Lewis, Bob Brookmeyer, Toots Thielemans, Randy Brecker, and many more. Kenny has been the leader of his own bands since the late 1970s and ...

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StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spring 2015 jazz preview, bonus edition

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spring 2015 jazz preview, bonus edition

With both New Music Circle and Jazz at the Bistro recently announcing some additions to their respective spring schedules, today let's check out some some video samples of those bands and musicians coming here in those just-announced performances. First up are pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist Michael Bisio, who will be playing a concert presented by ...

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Corky Hale at Vitello's

In the '50s and '60s, Corky Hale recorded with Clark Terry, Kitty White and Herbie Harper. She's on Chet Baker Sings and Plays with Bud Shank, Russ Freeman and Strings, most of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook albums, and she accompanied Anita O'Day and June Christy on albums as well as Billie Holiday in Las Vegas and ...

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Just Because: Dizzy Gillespie, 1987

Just Because: Dizzy Gillespie, 1987

In the year of his 70th birthday, Dizzy Gillespie toured extensively in Europe with prominent jazz artists who had played with him in various phases of his career. On February 27, 1987, he gave a concert at the Theaterhaus in Stuttgart, Germany. It included a set by his quintet with Sam Rivers, tenor saxophone; Ed Cherry, ...

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Kenny Werner “Effortless Mastery Of Melody, Harmony & Rhythm” Instructional Video Released By JazzHeaven.com

Kenny Werner âEffortless Mastery Of Melody, Harmony & Rhythmâ Instructional Video Released By JazzHeaven.com

Kenny Werner is a rare musician who is known as much for his teachings and wisdom as for his piano playing and composing. He has played with Joe Lovano, Betty Buckley, Mel Lewis, Bob Brookmeyer, Toots Thielemans, Randy Brecker, and many more. Kenny has been the leader of his own bands since the late 1970s and ...


 

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