Cedar Walton – “Martha’s Prize”

A member of Art Blakey’s sextet in the 1960s, Walton was a leading voice in the development of hard-bop piano, possessed of a style that welded meticulous technical execution to an exuberant sense of swing.

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Ahmad Jamal – “But Not For Me”

‘At the Pershing: But Not For Me’ was a breakout album for Ahmad Jamal, introducing the world at large to a pianist with a refreshingly minimalist style and an exceptional feel for dynamics.

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JAZZIZ Backstage Pass: Joe Lovano

We spoke to Lovano about the release of his ECM leader debut and its significance in his discography, as well as his long list of musical influences, which includes Ornette Coleman and Third Stream composer Gunther Schuller. 

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