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GroundUP Music Festival report: Day #3

Sunday night was the end of a long day that included more than six hours…

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In Memoriam: Jazz blues artists we lost in 2017

Not a month went by this year without too many figures from the world of…

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2018 GRAMMYS: Best Jazz Instrumental Album nominees

Here’s a look at the 2018 GRAMMY Award nominees for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. The…

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A short history of … “A Taste of Honey” (Bobby Scott and Rick Marlow, 1960)

“A Taste of Honey” was originally written by jazz pianist Bobby Scott and Rick Marlow…

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Guitar Heroes

This year, within a six-month span, we’ve lost four iconic fusion guitarists: Larry Coryell and Allan Holdsworth in April, and Chuck Loeb and John Abercrombie in August.

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Label spotlight: 7 Chronograph Records jazz artists

Chronograph Records is a boutique label representing some of the best jazz, urban, acoustic, and…

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A short history of … “Oye Como Va” (Tito Puente, 1956 [1963])

“Oye Como Va,” one of the most famous Latin jazz songs of all time, was…

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Detroit Jazz Festival full 2017 line-up announced

The full line-up of the 38th Jazz Festival has been announced. The world’s largest free…

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A short history of … “I Can’t Get Started” (Vernon Duke and Ira Gershwin, 1935)

“I Can’t Get Started, “also known as “I Can’t Get Started (with You),” is a…

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A short history of … “Bluesette” (Toots Thielemans, 1964)

“Bluesette” is a jazz standard written by Belgian-born harmonica and guitar player Toots Thielemans. Though…

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A short history of … “Minor Swing” (Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, 1937)

“Minor Swing” is a Gypsy jazz standard written by guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stéphane…

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A short history of… “In the Mood” (Joe Garland, 1938)

“In the Mood” was composed by saxophonist Joe Garland in 1938. He based the song…

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JAZZIZ Exclusive: BANDA MAGDA – “Tam Tam” video premiere

World-jazz collective Banda Magda will release their third album, Tigre, on September 15 on Verve…

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Ottawa Jazz Festival: Weather challenges outside, jazz blooms inside

James Hale wraps up his report on the 2017 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival. For its…

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Ottawa Jazz Festival report: Improvising masters, four decades on

James Hale reviews BassDrumBone’s performance at the 2017 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival (June 29, 2017). Bassist…

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Ottawa Jazz Festival report: At the Ottawa Jazz Festival, Popular Trio Takes One Final Bow

James Hale reviews The Bad Plus’ performance from the 2017 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival (June…

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Ottawa Jazz Festival report: Rocking on the Hudson River

James Hale’s report on day 3 of the 37th TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, featuring Hudson: Jack…

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A short history of … “Misty” (Erroll Garner, 1954)

“Misty” was composed by pianist Erroll Garner in 1954. Garner originally wrote the song as…

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A short history of … “A Night in Tunisia” (Dizzy Gillespie, 1942)

“A Night in Tunisia” is a quintessential composition by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. Its origins remain…

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A short history of … “Good Morning Heartache” (I. Higgenbotham, D. Fisher, E. Drake, 1946)

“Good Morning Heartache” was written by Irene Higgenbotham, Dan Fisher, and Ervin Drake for vocalist…

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