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The Complete Bill Evans on Fantasy


On July 17, the Concord Music Group is set to reissue The Complete Fantasy Records of Bill Evans. The nine-CD box set will include 98 studio and live performances, all recorded from 1973 until 1979. That encompasses the pianist’s complete body of work for the Fantasy label, an association which ended about a year before […]

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JAZZIZ is Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Erroll Garner’s Album

Erroll Garner

JAZZIZ is Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Erroll Garner’s album The Complete Concert By the Sea – One of the best-selling jazz albums of all time. This 3-CD set has been digitally remastered and features 11 never-before released tracks, bonus commentary and interviews with the trio at the concert from 60 years ago. Produced by […]

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Ornette Coleman Passes


With sadness in our hearts, we report that Ornette Coleman, a true jazz trailblazer and innovator, died today at the age of 85. A family member said the cause was cardiac arrest. Tributes to Coleman and obits about him are appearing all over the Web. Here’s a couple takes, the first from New York Times […]

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ASCAP to Add Four Music Greats to the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame


The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP President & Chairman Paul Williams this week announced that ASCAP will add four music greats to the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame on Monday, June 15th, 2015 at 5:00 […]

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Musicians Gather at MSM to Celebrate the Life of Lew Soloff

Lew Soloff

A celebration of the life and music of Lew Soloff (Feb. 20, 1944-Mar 8, 2015) is scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2015 at the John C. Borden Auditorium, located at the Manhattan School of Music. This event is free to the public and begins at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:15pm for early seating. Soloff, […]

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Jazz Hero Bruce Lundvall Dies at 79

Bruce Lundvall

I got a call one day—back in 1984—out of the blue from the President of Elektra Musician Records while in the kitchen of my one-bedroom apartment. That apartment was the corporate office of my start-up magazine that I called JAZZIZ. The phone number in the magazine was my home phone and the caller was Mr. […]

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Myra Melford’s Big Show in Chicago

Myra Melford

Earlier this year, pianist and composer Myra Melford released Snowy Egret, a CD on the Enja/Yellowbird imprint that features accompanists Ron Miles, Liberty Ellman, Stomu Takeishi and Tyshawn Sorey. Concurrently, Melford celebrated a retrospective of her career at The Stone NYC, reconvening past bands from her prolific career. In a similar spirit, Melford recently rearranged […]

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Miles Davis at Newport, The Bootleg Series Continues

miles davis

Here’s an interesting piece of news: On July 17, Columbia/Legacy Recordings will release Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4. The four-CD box set tracks eight Davis performances spanning 20 years in Newport, Rhode Island, New York, Berlin and Switzerland. The 296-minute program includes nearly four hours of previously unreleased material. The […]

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Celebrating the AACM at the Chicago Jazz Festival

Chicago Jazz Festival

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has announced the complete lineup for the 37th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival, which will take place in Millennium Park and at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington Street) from September 3rd until the 6th. Additionally, the festival is partnering once again with Pianoforte Foundation for […]

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