Brian Zimmerman
Brian Zimmerman

Brian Zimmerman is the Digital Content Editor of JAZZIZ Magazine. His writing has appeared in DownBeat Magazine, The Broward/Palm Beach New Times and The Forward. He graduated from the University of Florida and currently resides near Miami, where he can be seen playing trumpet and bass in local bands.

Clark Terry – “Mumbles”

Trumpeter Clark Terry, who was born December 14, 1920, was widely known for his role in the Tonight Show Band in the ’60s and ’70s, as well as for his longtime associations with bandleaders Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

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The Ultimate Jon Batiste Playlist

Batiste is a firm believer in the power of music to uplift humanity. Listen to his music, and you’ll likely come to the same conclusion.

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Maggie Herron – “Red Hot Jazz”

“Red Hot Jazz” is a throwback to the music’s pre-bop early days, full of wailing clarinet, leaping stride piano, slick trombone and peppery trumpet.

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Frank Sinatra – “Come Fly With Me”

This is the opening cut from Sinatra’s timeless 1966 live album ‘Sinatra at the Sands,’ featuring the Count Basie Orchestra and arrangements by a then up-and-coming arranger named Quincy Jones.

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Winter 2018

In this issue, pianist and Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste reveals his true self, vocalist Luciana Souza…

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Tribu – “El Matador”

Tribu (which in Spanish means “tribe”) follows in the trailblazing Latin-jazz traditions Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria and Machito.

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Egberto Gismonti – “Lôro”

“Loro,” from Gismonti’s 1981 album Sanfona (ECM), is considered among the best of his recordings with the ensemble Academia de Dancas.

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