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Contra Costa Times
Best of 2013 jazz: Aaron Parks' joyous 'Alive in Japan' the year's top album
I've been listening to jazz since age 14, and here I am, 45 years later, feeling as mesmerized as ever.
This is part of a real NY Times column about how 'cool' Obama is
Cool jazz is exemplified by the saxophone of Lester Young and his protege Stan Getz; the trumpet of Miles Davis ; the vibraphone of Milt Jackson and the song stylings of Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and June Christy.
Teaneck's Lenny White to play four nights at Jazz Standard
Teaneck drummer and renowned jazz musician Lenny White will bring two sets of artists to play four nights of music at the Jazz Standard.
Wed Dec 18, 2013
New York Daily News
Jazz icon Miles Davis gets block named in his honor
Officials renamed a stretch of W. 77th St. " Miles Davis Way" Wednesday, resolving a lengthy battle for the jazz impresario's neighbor, Shirley Zafirau, who fought for years to get the street name changed.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Herbie Hancock: The Star Fox Of Cool
The man with the knack for jazz and instrumental innovations started playing piano when he was seven.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Time to revisit Blood, Sweat & Tears' jazz rock landmark
Jazz and rock had been eyeing each other - rather apprehensively - ever since the latter's emergence in the mid-1950s.
Win! Tickets to see Jazz great Ahmad Jamal
American jazz great Ahmad Jamal is playing Dublin's Vicar Street on January 24 and we've got a pair of tickets plus five-star hotel accommodation on the night up for grabs.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Salt Lake Tribune
Double dose of Miles Davis perfect for jazz gift giving
For the holidays: a couple of box sets, an album or two, and books, all expressing jazz, then and now.
All About Jazz
Read "Miles Davis' Birth of The Cool: Origins of the Cool Jazz Movement"
Hands down the best name for a jazz album is Birth of the Cool. It doesn't make it to The 100 Greatest Jazz Albums of All Time nor is it among the Village Voice's Ten Jazz Albums to Hear Before You Die, yet the Miles Davis album, Birth of The Cool , was a pivot point in American jazz.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Jazz warrior Bobby Jackson was an artist in his own right: editorial
Now he can spend some serious time with Miles Davis, Jelly Roll Morton and Dizzy Gillespie, talking about the nexus between bebop and the bossa nova and the habanera rhythm that flavors Afro-Cuban jazz syncopations.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Turtle Island Quartet Combines Christmas Jazz from Unusual Places
It will be a Charlie Brown Christmas when the Turtle Island Quartet and jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton take the stage at Macky Auditorium at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15. It will also be Hanukkah, the Hindu celebration of Diwali, and a winter solstice celebration that includes music from Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and Miles Davis.
LIVE: Turtle Island Quartet & Tierney Sutton @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 12/6/13
It was billed as "A Solstice Concert: The Festival of Lights," and while it wasn't strictly a holiday concert, it was definitely a celebration of the music of the season - and beyond - sometimes joyous, sometimes solemn, but always jazzy.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Sean Jones closes out the 2013 season of the ErtegA1 4n Jazz Series
The Jazz Series initially promoted as a six-concert series back in 2011 ended its third year with a performance that was quite possibly the most explosive, yet elegant, of the entire Series.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
John Medeski finds the keys to a new sound
Typecasting is easy when it comes to John Medeski and the trio of which he's been a part for more than two decades, Medeski Martin & Wood.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Miles in Marvelous Mono
Monaural recorded sound has made a comeback, and it's more than a gimmick-for proof just listen to Miles Davis's classic work in its original format.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
New Release: Miles Davis, The Original Mono Recordings
I spotted a recent release that will interest many jazz fans: a 9-CD set of the original mono recordings of Miles Davis on Columbia Records.
St. Louis Jazz Notes
So What: Local News, Notes & Links
Here's the latest wrap-up of assorted links and short local news items of interest: * Sax and clarinet makers P. Mauriat have put on YouTube a brief new interview with St. Louis native Greg Osby , who endorses a signature line of horns for the company.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Skyzoo Names His Top 5 Brooklyn Rap Albums, Jazz LPs, and Basketball Players
Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo has never been shy about expressing his enthusiasm for jazz music, basketball, and his hometown's Hip Hop.
December Ticket Bonanza: Spac3man on Sunday, Mike Stern Band on Tuesday
You can enter to win tickets to both, but you'll need to send two separate e-mails.