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Ask anyone who loves jazz to the name the top tenor saxophonist of all time, and he or she probably will answer in a flash. To many, it's Sonny Rollins, at 82 still a giant. Or Gene Ammons, the long-gone, soulful player from the South Side of Chicago....
The Hartford CourantFor Brett D. Hellerman, CEO of Wood Creek Capital Management LLC in New Haven, buying one of the most prominent independent record companies is a coup for several reasons, not least a partnership with a revered Hollywood legend. Wood Creek's purchase...
Last June, Chicago reedist-bandleader Ken Vandermark convened a high-powered band for a specific and daunting purpose. Colleague Dave Rempis had asked Vandermark to think of something special he wanted to do to celebrate innovative programming by...
SAN FRANCISCO — "This is one of my favorite rooms," said SFJAZZ founder and Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline, smiling as he stepped over exposed pipes and dusty planks in the SFJAZZ Center. "Then again, they're all my favorite rooms," he...
The lineup for the 35th annual Playboy Jazz Festival has been announced, and in addition to the weekend-long concert's signature mix of jazz, funk and R&B, the festival also revealed that comic and former late-night host George Lopez will take over for...
Jazz trumpeter and band leader Donald Byrd, whose clean, elegant phrasing made his reputation in the 1950s and '60s before he began experimenting in the '70s and '80s with jazz-funk-R&B fusions on discs such as "Black Byrd" and "Thank You ... for F.U.M.L....
AND THE GOLDEN GLOBE GOES TO … 1. OKLAHOMA CITY (35-12) Westbrook blames Sefolosha for five-second violation, global warming. (2) 2. MIAMI (29-14) Ray Allen (scoreless on 0-for-9 shooting) doesn’t have game vs. Pacers. (1) 3. SAN ANTONIO...
Featuring the Birdland Big Band (pictured) and its director, Tommy Igoe, Live At Birdland sends audiences back to the heyday(s) of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, and Lester Young — artists who...
Sun StaffHometown: Baltimore Current Members: Todd Marcus, bass clarinet and soprano clarinet; Issa Lambson, alto saxophone; Russell Kirk, tenor saxophone; Harry Appelman, piano; DeAndre Schaifer, trumpet; Jeff Reed, bass; Lyle Link, alto saxophone and flute;...
Sun StaffHometown: Baltimore Current members: Sean Beier, keyboard, tuba, other assorted instruments; Gregg Scharfstein, drums; Ryan Finnerin, bass; Calvin Tullos, saxophone; Micah Huerta, trombone; Pat Wescott, guitar. Founded in: 2003 Style: Funk...
Guitarist Larry Coryell has performed with drummer Paul Wertico and bassist Larry Gray so often that when they reunited Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase, they sounded as if they were resuming a conversation in midstream. Coryell visits Chicago...
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In a small studio on the far edge of Glendale, a worldwide flow of music is in a moment of transition. On the turntable is a 45rpm disc of spectral, hypnotic sounds from 1980, as radio DJ Lee Joseph begins winding down his two-hour show on LuxuriaMusic....
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