Montreal, Day 2

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Of the many fabulous things that happened in my little world yesterday, two were especially noteworthy. First, at 4 p.m., over in the press room, The Montreal Jazz Festival’s Artistic Director, André Ménar, presented Bill Milkowski with the Bruce Lundvall Award. The Lundvall Award was created in 2009, and the first recipient was Lundvall himself, […]

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Welcome to Montreal

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The 36th edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival began about a week ago, on June 26, but for me the big fun didn’t begin until I rolled into town at around 6:30 last night. After depositing my bags in my hotel room, I dashed over to the press room, on the festival grounds, claimed […]

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Make Archive Recordings Available to Public

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Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced the formation of Blue Engine Records. After almost thirty years of live recordings, Jazz at Lincoln Center is now making every note ever played inside its concert halls available to the public. The creation of Blue Engine Records will help in this long endeavor, taking on the process that […]

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Montreux Goes Live

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The Montreux Jazz Festival is bringing itself to the world again this year. Since 2014, the Festival has made it possible to watch the Montreux Jazz Lab concerts live from its website. The Montreux Jazz Lab stage is dedicated to a prolific new generation of artists that deserve attention. This year, the line-up includes Jamie […]

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Jazz Roots Miami

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The Jazz Roots series has brought something fresh to Miami, and is one part of the city’s growing jazz scene. This year the series is returning to the Adrienne Arsht Center. It is the 10th anniversary of the series, and the eighth year it will feature “Jazz Roots — A Larry Rosen Jazz Series.” The […]

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The Complete Bill Evans on Fantasy

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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

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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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Jazz in Woodlawn Cemetery

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In the 1920s, an old parlor game inspired a method of incremental collaboration among visual artists and poets, which became known as “exquisite corpse.” On Sunday, June 21, 2015, at 4 p.m., NPR Music, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Make Music New York (MMNY) will apply that same playful tradition to music in a public […]

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Ornette Coleman Passes

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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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