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These are very sweet days for Sugar Blue. In a few months, he'll be a father once more, his wife and bass player Ilaria Lantieri expecting their first child together in late May or early June. In the meantime, the two — who own a home in...
Last May, during a conference on "Race, Gender & the Blues" at Dominican University, the master harmonica player Sugar Blue addressed the theme in an impassioned, unforgettable soliloquy. Lamenting that blues increasingly has been expropriated by white...
Until three weeks ago, no jazz club owner ever had been selected to receive the country's pre-eminent jazz honor: the National Endowment for the Arts' Jazz Masters Fellowship, which carries with it $25,000 and considerable prestige. Anyone who follows...
Revered around the world but never a major star, worshipped by critics and connoisseurs but perpetually strapped for cash, the towering Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman practically went out of his way to avoid commercial success. When trumpeter Miles...
LA Times MagazineJazz is only the beginning for Esperanza Spalding...
Lehigh Valley MusicPhil Woods did not play as many notes Thursday night, during his performance in Easton, as he did during his days with Benny Goodman and Dizzy Gillespie. But the notes that he played with pupils, Nelson Hill and Jay Rattman, were precise punches....
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Culture MonsterJazz composer and bass player Stanley Clarke shares his musical influences...
Pop & HissIn the wake of causing a minor firestorm in the online jazz community last month with a playful video decrying the influence of "jazz nerds," drummer Jason Marsalis e-mailed me a clarification this morning that both expands on the definition,......
Isaac Young Quartet Opening for Marco Benevento, Dec. 13, 9 p.m., $12-$15, Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) 246-7610, manicproductions.org. The jazz world is roomy, with many corners to explore. There's the academic scene, always...
Ed Cassidy, the drummer whose musical background influenced the jazz-tinged sound of the band Spirit, which emerged in the late 1960s as one of the West Coast's premier rock groups, has died. He was 89. Cassidy died Thursday of cancer at an assisted...
email@example.comLouis Armstrong once said, “Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them.” Jazz legends and old friends Ben Tucker and Lou Donaldson still have the music in them. That’s why the octogenarians are...
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