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All About Jazz Senior Contributor John Kelman Announces New King Crimson Book

All About Jazz Senior Contributor John Kelman Announces New King Crimson Book

All About Jazz Senior Contributor John Kelman is pleased to announce, after nearly fifteen years associated with the website, his first book, currently in progress and expected to be released sometime next year by Panegyric Publishing. The book revolves around his vast amount of writing about King Crimson, one of the founding fathers of progressive rock though, 50 years on, the group prefers not to be saddled with what has become a reductionist term. The book will repurpose his AAJ ...

Mark Ruffin Celebrates 40th Anniversary In Radio Broadcasting With The September 1st Publication Of "Bebop Fairy Tales," His First Short Story Collection

Mark Ruffin Celebrates 40th Anniversary In Radio Broadcasting With The September 1st Publication Of "Bebop Fairy Tales," His First Short Story Collection

Mark Ruffin , known coast-to-coast as the afternoon drivetime DJ for SiriusXM’s Real Jazz channel, celebrates his 40th anniversary in jazz radio in on September 1, 2020. Ruffin, who is also the program director for Real Jazz, began his first professional job in the business—at Chicago NPR affiliate WBEZ-FM—on September 1, 1980. In the time since, he has amassed an odyssey’s worth of jobs, accomplishments, relationships, and stories, both real and imagined. (Three of the latter will be published September ...

Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated - Volume One Available Now!

Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated - Volume One Available Now!

Quietly working behind the scenes for almost five years, the Philadelphia Jazz Project has assembled Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated: Volume One—a colorful collection of memories and historical accounts about some of the amazing people, places and things that abound in the Philadelphia story. As part of our work with the Philadelphia Jazz Project, we encourage the exploration of the intriguing characters of Jazz music. Philadelphians should know that our city has been a particularly special site for some amazing talents ...

'Peggy Lee: A Century of Song' by Tish Oney, Available June 2020 - Pre-Order Now.

'Peggy Lee: A Century of Song' by Tish Oney, Available June 2020 - Pre-Order Now.

One hundred years after the singer’s birth, Peggy Lee: A Century of Song brings to life the eventful career of an iconic performer whose contributions to the Great American Songbook, jazz, popular music, and film music remained unparalleled. Lee stood out among her peers as an exquisite singer possessing a cool vocal style, a songwriter frequently collaborating with leading composers of American jazz and film music, and a globally-loved entertainer with star quality. Tish Oney sheds new light upon this ...

Maxine Gordon on Dexter Gordon

Maxine Gordon on Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon was a remarkable tenor saxophonist. A towering, dashing figure with an embracing smile and a wry sense of humor, Gordon was a powerful player whose bebop approach was equally assertive and romantic. [Photo above of Maxine Gordon by Fiona Ross, courtesy of Maxine Gordon] A bebop star in Los Angeles in the late 1940s, Gordon didn't tour or record for much of the 1950s due to incarceration for heroin use. Nevertheless, Gordon made up for lost time in ...

All About Jazz Contributor Tyran Grillo's book Between Sound and Space: An ECM Records Primer, Available Now

All About Jazz Contributor Tyran Grillo's book Between Sound and Space: An ECM Records Primer, Available Now

A printed compilation of some of ECM’s finest albums to be released over its 50-year history, recorded by musicians from the USA, Norway, Brazil, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, and many other countries. As an independent publisher, we are very happy to present our third English-language book and the first music book in our catalog: Between Sound and Space: An ECM Records Primer. Written by Tyran Grillo, it includes reviews of albums released by composers and performers such as Keith Jarrett, Chick ...

Women In Jazz: New Book celebrates the women of music, shares their journeys and gives them voice.

Women In Jazz: New Book celebrates the women of music, shares their journeys and gives them voice.

Containing interviews and first-hand accounts, Women In Jazz is witness to the generosity, profundity and positivity with which women have responded and the energy they have put into their lives in overcoming challenges. The book tells the stories of the women in their own, unchanged words. It allows their voices to be heard and tackles head-on some issues which need to be discussed such as misogyny and there are some hilarious anecdotes, some poignant moments but above all a positivity ...

Alfred Music Releases "The Musician's Lifeline" By Renowned Authors Peter Erskine And Dave Black

Alfred Music Releases "The Musician's Lifeline" By Renowned Authors Peter Erskine And Dave Black

Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, announces the release of The Musician's Lifeline: Advice for All Musicians, Student to Professional. Written by Peter Erskine and Dave Black, The Musician's Lifeline represents the combined experience and knowledge of the authors gained through their lives in music. In addition, it includes advice from over 150 of the best musicians the authors have the honor of knowing, with topics ranging from sight-reading, learning, listening, auditions, the music business, practice, ...


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