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Singer-songwriter Sam Friend New Release "Twin"

Singer-songwriter Sam Friend New Release "Twin"

The acclaimed singer-songwriter Sam Friend lost his twin sister, Molly, in 2015. In her honor, he has just released his first full- length solo album, Twin. Friend, 28, was born in New York and moved to jny: New Orleans in 2012, where he co-founded the The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, which has performed at leading jazz ...

Howard Johnson Celebrates His 75th With New CD And Concert At The Jazz Museum In Harlem on Sunday, January 29th at 2:30pm

Howard Johnson Celebrates His 75th With New CD And Concert At The Jazz Museum In Harlem on Sunday, January 29th at 2:30pm

Sun, January 29, 2017
2:30 PM- 5:00 PM EST The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
58 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027 Featuring: Howard Johnson: baritone saxophone, tuba, penny whistle; Yayoi Ikawa: piano; Melissa Slocum: bass; Newman Taylor Baker: drums. Testimony includes eight tunes ranging from soulful to funky ...

Horace Parlan: Solo Recordings

Horace Parlan: Solo Recordings

For much of his recording career, pianist Horace Parlan functioned as a spirited accompanist. He played with Charles Mingus in the late 1950s and then became a house keyboardist for Blue Note Records, appearing behind Lou Donaldson, Tommy Turrentine, Dexter Gordon, Stanley Turrentine and others. He also recorded with Tubby Hayes, Slide Hampton, Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis ...

Three Sounds: Groovin' Hard

Three Sounds: Groovin' Hard

In the early 1960s, a growing number of lounges and clubs geared to young adults began emerging in Chicago. Some clubs such as the Playboy Club, which first opened in Chicago in 1960, pulled in white customers, while plenty of others were aimed at African-American audiences. All of these establishments began featuring jazz-soul trios, offering a ...

Stan Hasselgard: How Great?

Stan Hasselgard: How Great?

In November 1948, U.S. immigration laws required foreign nationals seeking residence and employment in the States to leave the country and renter, re-setting the legality of their stay under a new visa. If Swedish clarinetist Stan Hasselgard wanted to fulfill a new record deal with Capitol Records, he'd have to update his visa. One of the ...

Scott Yanow, Author Of 11 Books Including "The Jazz Singers" Reviews Tony Adamo's "Sonic Henderson"

Scott Yanow, Author Of 11 Books Including "The Jazz Singers" Reviews Tony Adamo's "Sonic Henderson"

Tony Adamo is not only a soulful singer but a top-notch spoken-word artist. When he pays tribute to a musician through his talks, while he is rapping about a subject, it is not rap. Rather than concentrating on rhyming or using drum machines as a background, Adamo talks intelligently about the subject, uses his words creatively, ...

The Best Albums Of 2016 — Exciting, Eclectic, Dope, Diverse, Funky Music From Around The World

The Best Albums Of 2016 — Exciting, Eclectic, Dope, Diverse, Funky Music From Around The World

Another year has just come to a close, it’s time to review the best albums & singles of 2016. These records were chosen to be the best albums in terms of jazzy, soulful, distinctive, funky music of various styles and genres from around the world. The criteria is that it must be made with heart & ...

Stan Kenton in Paris, 1953

Stan Kenton in Paris, 1953

From late August to late September of 1953, Stan Kenton embarked on one of the great European tours of his career. His hard-charging New Concepts band—formed in 1952 to feature a brassy, swinging wall of sound that showcased the personalities of individual soloists—was electrifying. The musicianship of each chair in the band was hair-raising when combined ...

Tubby Hayes + Paul Gonsalves

Tubby Hayes + Paul Gonsalves

Today I want to share with you two albums that are so rare they'll likely come as a surprise to even the most knowledgeable jazz fans. The albums—Just Friends and Change of Setting— paired British saxophonist Tubby Hayes with Ellington saxophonist Paul Gonsalves. Just Friends was recorded in 1964, while Change of Setting was recorded a ...

Tiny Bradshaw Sings the Blues

Tiny Bradshaw Sings the Blues

The great migration of the early 1940s by African-Americans from the South to the West and Midwest in search of war-plant work had a profound impact on music nationwide. Young families from the South brought with them a passion for the blues, but once they settled in the urban markets of Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago and ...


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