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South Bend TribuneSugar Blue hears mold growing on the blues these days, and he doesn’t like it. “If you can’t add anything to the canon,” the harmonic virtuoso says, “if all you can do is regurgitate another man’s ideas while...
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Pianist Benny Green took a few chances Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase, and the risks paid off handsomely – for both him and his listeners. The move was significant because Green typically plays with so much polish, precision and control...
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Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGIt was quite a celebration for Larry Coryell. The pioneering jazz guitarist just had his 70th birthday last week. But his reunion with two members of his 1970s fusion group, The Eleventh Hour, was thwarted by the hospitalization of keyboardist Mike...
In the world of jazz, there aren't many things you can count on, but one of them is that Eric Reed will swing. Hard. He reaffirmed that tenet from his first robustly stated notes Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase, the pianist digging deeply into the...
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It never has been easy to define jazz, but the task won't be any simpler at this weekend's UCF Orlando Jazz Festival, which aims to introduce music fans to the scope of the genre's influences. At concerts Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, at the...
On stage, he was a volcano, torrents of sound pouring from the bell of his tenor saxophone. In person, he couldn't be gentler, a soft-spoken jazz giant who nurtured generations of musicians and, therefore, enhanced Chicago's stature as a nexus of...
The Jazz Ensemble from Downers Grove South High School was selected to compete at a nationwide jazz festival this spring. The group is one of 12 bands from 10 states that will square off in the eighth annual Swing Central Jazz competition in Savannah,...
Taylor Ho Bynum Ensemble: The Prince Project World Premiere Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., $10-$15, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org Franz Liszt did it. So did Gustav Mahler, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Anthony...
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The revered jazz bassist Charlie Haden hopes he can give a brief speech when he picks up his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy the day before the Grammys are broadcast on Feb. 10. But Haden sometimes has difficulty speaking, and...
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Where: Johnson Fine Arts Center. Admission: Tickets will be available at the door. They are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, Northern State University students and high school students. Younger kids get in free. Aberdeen...
Each January, the Jazz Showcase turns its spotlight toward Chicago artists, enabling the club to bypass costlier touring attractions at a time of year when audiences typically are small. That's a boon not only to the city's musicians but to listeners,...
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No one taught a young Arturo Sandoval more about the mysteries of bebop and how to approach a life in music than Dizzy Gillespie. At times during their long friendship, the jazz trumpeters referred to each other as father and son. “He was more...
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