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Jazz Hot

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On August 20, 2014

In 1939, a promotional film in English was made for Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the Hot Club of France. It’s unclear why, probably for a tour of Britain the group was doing that yea

Happy 100th to Sun Ra

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On May 22, 2014
The Ra arrived on Earth 100 years ago today. One of the most inventive and amazing people in the history of American music, Sun Ra managed to balance experimental noise with a band that still swung. In a sense he was on his own trajectory, not only in his own mind, with his religious writings […]

Smooth Jazz Fridays

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On April 4, 2014

Because I like soulless music I don’t have to think about, I love smooth jazz. Those relaxing vapid sounds really sum up a Friday night. And nothing screams relaxing Brushes using the fresh http

Ribot

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On February 3, 2014
On Saturday night, I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to see the amazing guitarist Marc Ribot play. The show was filmed, albeit with a stationary camera. Here is the first 19 minutes of the first song (the rest of the show is also on YouTube in various clips). You can really watch Ribot’s […]

Roy Campbell, RIP

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On January 13, 2014

The great jazz trumpeter has passed, way too young. I saw him play with Other Dimensions in Music (also featuring William Parker, Rashid Bakr, and Daniel Carter) in Atlanta in 1999. Here’s a pie

The Cry of Jazz

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On November 1, 2013

Edward Bland’s 1959 documentary The Cry of Jazz is one of the most remarkable films I’ve ever seen. An early statement of the black nationalism that would become famous in the late 60s, Bland argu

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