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Jazz Musician of the Day: Louis Armstrong

Jazz Musician of the Day: Louis Armstrong

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Louis Armstrong's birthday today!

By virtue of the role he played in its evolution during the first quarter of the 20th century, Louis Armstrong is regarded as the most influential jazz musician in history. This distinction is coupled with his stewardship of jazz around the world over the next five decades as the earliest and greatest ambassador of America's first true musical art form. With the liberating effects of the Jazz Age reverberating on world ...

Recording

Harold Land: Westward Bound!

Harold Land: Westward Bound!

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

Over the years, tenor saxophonist Harold Land has been positioned as unheralded, underappreciated and not fully celebrated. He has also been referred to as John Coltrane's true heir and a genius. None of this is true, of course. Land recorded 15 leadership albums between 1958 and 2001 and four times that number as a sideman. Jazz fans have known about him for decades, since his early recordings with the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet in 1954. A genius? My definition of ...

Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Bennett

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Bennett

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Tony Bennett's birthday today!

No one else in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Tony Bennett. In the last ten years alone he has sold ten million records. The essence of his longevity and high artistic achievement was imbued in him in his loving childhood home in the Astoria section of Queens where he was born on August 3, 1926. His father died when ...

Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: David Binney

Jazz Musician of the Day: David Binney

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating David Binney's birthday today!

Acclaimed as a considerable and highly individual compositional talent, saxophonist David Binney is one of the most prolific jazz musicians on the scene today. Winning praise from critics and colleagues alike, David was recently singled out by Jazz Times as one of a handful of “players who have created an alternative jazz-scene... all of whom are playing adventurous, original music." David has recorded 20+ albums as leader or co-leader and recorded ...

Video / DVD

Doug Raney: New York Visits

Doug Raney: New York Visits

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

In 1977, 20-year-old guitarist Doug Raney was touring Europe with his father, guitarist Jimmy Raney. Doug fell in love with the soul there and appreciation of club audiences and decided to move to Copenhagen at age 21. That's where he began his recording career and that's where he remained until his death at 59 in 2016. He made only a few trips back to the States, in 1993 and 1996. In the first case, I suspect he returned to visit ...

Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Josh Nelson

Jazz Musician of the Day: Josh Nelson

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Josh Nelson's birthday today!

“Josh is that rare young musician who has not only a wealth of study and experience under his belt (all but assuring him a prominent place in jazz music), but he also possesses those rarest of musical attributes: a touch, a tone, and a “sound” that are all identifiably his own.” — Peter Erskine, legendary drummer Born and raised in Southern California, pianist-composer-bandleader Josh Nelson has performed with some of the ...

Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Hank Jones

Jazz Musician of the Day: Hank Jones

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Hank Jones' birthday today!

The oldest of the three Jones brothers (Hank, Thad and Elvin), Henry “Hank" Jones was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi and grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, where he studied piano at an early age and came under the influence of Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum. By the age of 13 Jones was performing locally in Michigan and Ohio. While playing with territory bands in Grand Rapids and Lansing ...

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Radio

JazzWeek Radio Chart: August 2, 2021

JazzWeek Radio Chart: August 2, 2021

Source: JazzWeek

All About Jazz publishes the weekly JazzWeek Radio Chart. Discover new releases, track chart movement, and learn what is being played on jazz radio stations in the United States. Enjoy!

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Mike LeDonne It's All Your Fault (Savant) 350 359 -9 1 49 1 6 2 4 2 The Baylor Project Generations (Be a Light) 304 277 +27 2 41 2 6 3 2 3 George Cables ...


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