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Stratusphunk: The Life and Works of George Russell By Dr. Duncan Heining Available through Amazon Worldwide

Stratusphunk: The Life and Works of George Russell By Dr. Duncan Heining Available through Amazon Worldwide

Stratusphunk is the story of remarkable musician and a remarkable man. Through his ideas and music, composer, theorist and musician George Russell joins the dots in modern jazz from bebop, though modal and free jazz and into jazz rock. It is hard to imagine another artist, who was both so influential but also so misunderstood. For the first time in paperback and in a newly revised edition, Stratusphunk makes Russell’s story, music and theories available to scholars, students and fans. ...

Cuban Pianist Elio Villafranca New Children's Book: Who Ate The Pie?

Cuban Pianist Elio Villafranca New Children's Book: Who Ate The Pie?

Two-time Grammy Nominated pianist and composer Elio Villafranca has expanded his creative universe to become an author with the release of his first Children’s Book WHO ATE THE PIE? WHO ATE THE PIE? offers children an interactive way to learn to recognize animals by the geometrical shapes of their footprints and by the sound each animal makes. Who Ate the Pie? is a fun, engaging, educational, and beautifully illustrated book, where young children and their parents are invited to join ...

Santa Baby’s Cynthia Basinet Helps Others Shine The Light On Civility In Her First Book, 'How To Be Civil In An Uncivil World'

How to be Civil in an Uncivil World By Cynthia Basinet Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 116 pages | ISBN 9781480892712 E-Book | 116 pages | ISBN 9781480892729 Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble Ring in the holidays with a little civility from Nobel nominated, critically acclaimed, sultry crooner Cynthia Basinet’s first self-improvement book How to be Civil in an Uncivil World offers a collection of quotes collected by the author to help ...

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 ...


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