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June 2017
April 2017 Issue: The Late Great Larry Coryell

Montclair Jazz Festival

Tag Archives: Ella Fitzgerald

A short history of … “Ornithology” (Charlie Parker and Benny Harris, 1946)

“Ornithology” was composed by saxophonist Charlie Parker and trumpeter Benny Harris. It was first recorded…

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Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington: the story of a friendship

In 1956, producer Norman Granz inaugurated vocalist Ella Fitzgerald’s Song Book series with the album…

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A short history of … “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” (Ella Fitzgerald and Van Alexander, 1938)

“A-Tisket, A-Tasket” was the breakthrough hit of vocalist Ella Fitzgerald with the Chick Webb Orchestra….

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Charlie Watts to receive award for contribution to jazz

Charlie Watts will be honored with an award for his outstanding contribution to jazz at…

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My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, 1937)

“My Funny Valentine” was a show tune written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz…

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10 great albums for people who want to get into jazz

Saxophonist Wynton Marsalis once said that “when the music stopped being about dancing, people stopped…

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Coco Schumann’s autobiography, “The Ghetto Swinger,” out now

The Ghetto Swinger, the autobiography of German guitarist, composer, arranger and producer Coco Schumann, was…

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Quincy Jones to receive lifetime achievement award at Jazz FM Awards

Quincy Jones will receive this year’s PPL Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 2016…

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Ella Fitzgerald limited edition bronze busts go on sale

British sculptor Laura Lian has created a portrait bust of Ella Fitzgerald in a new…

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First set of releases to celebrate Verve Records’ 60th anniversary due out this month

By Matt Micucci   Verve Records will celebrate its 60th anniversary throughout 2016 with a…

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