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Jazz Musician of the Day: Wallace Roney

Jazz Musician of the Day: Wallace Roney

All About Jazz is celebrating Wallace Roney's birthday today! At a time when much of the Jazz world seems content to simply attempt to recreate the past, trumpeter/composer Wallace Roney follows the true Jazz tradition of utilizing the past to move forward. This has resulted in acknowledgment by the public and his peers with his receipt ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Archie Shepp

Jazz Musician of the Day: Archie Shepp

All About Jazz is celebrating Archie Shepp's birthday today! Archie Shepp was born in 1937 in Fort Lauderdale in Florida. He grew up in Philadelphia, studied piano and saxophone and attended high school in Germantown; he went to college, became involved with theatre, met writers and poets, among them, Leroy Jones and wrote: «The Communist», an ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 25, 2015

JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 25, 2015

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks111Harold Mabern Afro Blue (Smoke Sessions)329364 -352 58162 6 2 Jose James Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday (Blue Note) 259248+11 1552 83133Harry Allen For George, Cole And Duke (Blue Heron Llc)257183 +745453 5424Dave Stryker Messin' With Mr. T (Strikezone) 250276-26 14919575David Sanborn Time And The River (OKeh) 247247034456 646Russell Malone Love ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Artie Shaw

Jazz Musician of the Day: Artie Shaw

All About Jazz is celebrating Artie Shaw's birthday today! Artie Shaw, a brilliant jazz clarinetist, was one of the most enigmatic, daring and adventurous bandleaders of the swing-era. An intellectual, he hated public life and the music industry. Over the course of his short career he formed ten orchestras and disbanding most of them after only ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Sun Ra

Jazz Musician of the Day: Sun Ra

All About Jazz is celebrating Sun Ra's birthday today! Eclectic, outrageous, sometimes mystifying but always imbued with a powerful jazz consciousness, the music of Sun Ra has withstood its skeptics and detractors for nearly three generations. And well it should, since Sun Ra has been both apart of and ahead of the jazz tradition during that ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Fats Waller

Jazz Musician of the Day: Fats Waller

All About Jazz is celebrating Fats Waller's birthday today! Jazz music\'s first organist and one of the giants of piano jazz Thomas Wright “Fats" Waller was born on May 21, 1904 in Harlem into a musical family. His grandfather was an accomplished violinist and his mother was the church organist. His family had moved to New ...

OBITUARY

Bruce Lundvall, Longtime Blue Note President, Dies At 79

Bruce Lundvall, Longtime Blue Note President, Dies At 79

It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of beloved music man & longtime President of Blue Note Records, Bruce Lundvall. He was 79 years old. The cause was complications from a prolonged battle with Parkinson’s disease. Born in Englewood, New Jersey in 1935, Bruce was a lifelong jazz lover whose passion for the music ...

OBITUARY

Bruce Lundvall, Blue Note Records Veteran, Beloved Jazz Executive, Dead at 79

Bruce Lundvall, Blue Note Records Veteran, Beloved Jazz Executive, Dead at 79

Among his Grammy-winning signings: Norah Jones, Herbie Hancock and Bobby McFerrin. Bruce Lundvall, the former CEO of Blue Note Records and a key figure in jazz music, has died. He was 79 years old. Lundvall had been living in a senior assisted living center in New Jersey for complications related to his battle with Parkinson's, according ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Bob Florence

Jazz Musician of the Day: Bob Florence

All About Jazz is celebrating Bob Florence's birthday today! For close to 50 years now the release of a new Bob Florence recording has been a major cause for celebration in the jazz world and with each album, going all the way back to 1958\'s “Name Band 59", it seems that he has reached an absolute ...


 

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