Posts in category Jazz

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DONALD HARRISON’S JAZZ GUMBO

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 […]

STEVE T...

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 […]

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GREGORY PORTER AND DIANNE REEVES

Liquid Spirit by Gregory Porter A Beautiful Life by Dianne Reeves REEVES AND PORTER SATISFY Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter share the bill in Costa Mesa The Orange County big-venue jazz year got off to an encouraging start January 16, with Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter each performing solid hour-plus sets at the Segerstrom Center […]

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BILLY CHILDS AND LAURA NYRO

TREASURE FOUND Billy Childs brings Laura Nyro’s music back to the glory river. 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. Map to the Treasure Billy Childs   Pianist-composer-arranger Billy Childs brought two “Map to the Treasure” tours […]