Posts in category Jazz

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TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON

Mosaic maker The Grammy-winning drummer continues to create provocative projects In the Terri Lynn Carrington chapter of Jazzwoman, Conversations with Twenty-one Musicians, she is described as a “polystylist drummer whose eclectic background is particularly suited to fusing jazz traditions with contemporary popular music.” The polystylism and wide-ranging interests are the natural result of a life […]

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TIME BEYOND THE TIME

TIME BEYOND THE TIME Art Podell’s Folk Music Revival Revival by CRISTOFER GROSS Once a month, the Tudor House in Lake Arrowhead presents a live Saturday night taping of JP Houston and Julie Van Dusen’s "American Parlor Songbook." It’s an evening of humor, song and cultural pulse-taking whose broad perspectives owe to an unapologetic embrace […]

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JAZZ GUMBO Finding unity in the musical universe of saxophonist Donald Harrison. by CRISTOFER GROSS RECORDINGS Click image to shop Amazon for CDs and LPs. New Orleans Gumbo (2013) Dr. John Meets Donald Harrison Quantum Leap (2012) Donald Harrison This is Jazz (2011) Donald Harrison, with Ron Carter, Billy Cobham Spirits of Congo Square (2000) […]

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Vibraphonist Stefon Harris

Global vibes Navigating jazz from San Francisco to Havana, and points in between We first spoke with vibraphonist Stefon Harris in 2009, by cell phone, as he drove through New York on an errand, careful not to be gone too long from his wife, who was home about six months pregnant with their first child. […]

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For the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, ten who have spent their professional life in theater share favorite experiences when his words gave the theater life. April 23 marked the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. The body of work he left was so alive with poetry, characters, insight and inspiration, that it […]

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RAMSEY LEWIS

INTERMISSION | 15 MINUTES WITH: Having an ‘In’ The ‘Legends of Jazz’ Man Celebrates a Gold Record’s Golden Anniversary DISCOVER THE MUSIC Purchase recordings mentioned in interview Click image to shop Amazon for CDs and LPs or the Apple Music button for iTunes digital. The In Crowd The Ramsey Lewis Trio   Hang on Sloopy […]

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PONCHO SANCHEZ

INTERMISSION | 15 MINUTES WITH: Heart of the conga Southern California’s own conguero carries on the traditions of Tjader, Puente and Santamaria DISCOVER THE MUSIC Purchase recordings mentioned in interview Click image to shop Amazon for CDs and LPs or the Apple Music button for iTunes digital. Poncho Sanchez Latin Soul Poncho Sanchez Conga Blue […]

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JOE LOVANO

INTERMISSION | 15 MINUTES WITH: Sound prince The pride of Cleveland keeps the music alive DISCOVER THE MUSIC Purchase recordings mentioned in interview Click image to shop Amazon for CDs and LPs or the Apple Music button for iTunes digital. Us Five | Cross Culture Us Five | Bird Songs Streams of Expression McCoy Tyner […]

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INTERMISSION | 15 MINUTES WITH: Born Stephen Louis Bilao III in Texas on December 19, 1944, and fronting a hit-making r&b outfit at 15, Steve Tyrell would forsake the ‘artist’s life’ by the time he was 20, and spend decades making music behind the scenes with other singers and songwriters. Among them were the great […]

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RICKIE LEE JONES

INTERMISSION | 15 MINUTES WITH: Beat angel The wondrous world of the poet songwriter DISCOVER THE MUSIC Purchase recordings mentioned in interview Click image to shop Amazon for CDs and LPs or the Apple Music button for iTunes digital. Rickie Lee Jones concluded her 2008 tour, in support of her 2007 CD The Sermon on […]