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Interview: Chick Corea on Fusion

Interview: Chick Corea on Fusion

Back in 2011, I interviewed Chick Corea for JazzWax on the rise of jazz fusion in the late 1960s and the formation of his seminal avant-garde and electric groups. Chick's passing last week was a major loss for jazz and for music. In addition to being a dynamic force in traditional acoustic jazz and in jazz-rock, he was a participant and witness to the shifting music landscape in the late 1960s and early '70s as jazz interpreted rock, FM radio ...

Interview: Wendell Brunious

Interview: Wendell Brunious

If the name Wendell Brunious is not familiar to you, I assure you that the sound of his trumpet will stick with you the moment you hear it. Wendell, 66, has spent much of his life in New Orleans, growing up in a musical family rich in the jny: New Orleans jazz tradition. From 1987 into the 2010s, he led the city's Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and he has been recording since 1977. Wendell is a New Orleans treasure. Last ...

Marvin Stamm on Bernie Glow

Marvin Stamm on Bernie Glow

In the recording studios of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, trumpet players had specialties. Like baseball batters and Old West gunslingers, top trumpeters in the horn sections of big bands and pop orchestras became distinguished for a particular style. Each of the four trumpet seats were occupied by players known for acing notes and nuances in arrangements. There were jazz soloists, power players, classical-flavored players, low-note players, note benders and players with a specific accent. And then there was Bernie ...

Interview: Allegra Levy

Interview: Allegra Levy

I came upon Allegra Levy's new album back in July, when Nils Winther at Steeplechase in Denmark alerted me to its August release. As I listened to the album, I flipped. Allegra's voice was wonderfully hip, the song melodies were unknown but sophisticated and savvy, her lyrics were superb and she was joined by three other women. If ever an album dismissed the notion that female jazz artists don't measure up to their male counterparts, this one scatters that myth ...

Free Zoom Session: A Journey Through The Jazz Brain Of Greg Abate—Saturday August 22, from 9-10 PM EDT

Free Zoom Session: A Journey Through The Jazz Brain Of Greg Abate—Saturday August 22, from 9-10 PM EDT

Join us live on Zoom for a special hour-long free event, featuring live conversation and music with the brilliant American jazz saxophonist, Greg Abate. The event will be hosted by international jazz educator, Alex Steele. Together, they will bring lots of great conversation, reflections on jazz, wonderful music, and lots of opportunities for questions and answers, with a small, intimate audience hosted on Zoom. Greg Abate came onto the jazz scene in the 1970’s. After studying at Berklee, Greg kicked ...

All About Jazz Columnist Discusses Kids For Coltrane On Podcast With Economist Rob Johnson

All About Jazz Columnist Discusses Kids For Coltrane On Podcast With Economist Rob Johnson

Host Rob Johnson talks to educator Christine Passarella about her program Kids for Coltrane, and the educational value of the jazz great, John Coltrane. (scroll down to listen) About Christine Passarella and Kids for Coltrane Christine Turturro Termini Passarella is an educator and founder of Kids for Coltrane. Her work focuses on jazz to teach children about American history, equality, character education, and the arts. The program helps develop a foundation for children which they take with them throughout their ...

James Harrod: Stars of Jazz

James Harrod: Stars of Jazz

For those who regularly roam YouTube, you've probably come across audio and video clips of a 1950s TV show called Stars of Jazz. Of all the TV jazz show, it was easily the most relaxed and hippest. Beyond the title, you probably know that singer-songwriter and composer Bobby Troup was the show's host. And that's likely all you know. Fortunately, James Harrod, a writer and researcher who specializes in West Coast jazz, has just published Stars of Jazz: A Complete ...


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