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Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Hackney Empire, London - Reviews, Music - The Independent
Monday, June 21, 2010
Herbie Hancock, The Imagine Project, and Seven Decades: The Birthday Celebration at Carnegie Hall | Cultural Conversation by Larry Blumenfeld - WSJ.com
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Ramsey Lewis celebrates 75th birthday with Dave Brubeck and Nancy Wilson at Ravinia - chicagotribune.com
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Sunday, June 13, 2010
MONTEREY TO MONTREAL: Big jazz heats up music scene in Canada, Northeast Ohio - Morning Journal Entertainment: Serving Lorain, Erie, Huron and western Cuyahoga counties
Friday, June 11, 2010
But the crowd shot to its feet on Wednesday night, after the Dave Holland Quintet finished the first set of a weeklong engagement. There simply was no arguing that one of the most dynamic small units in jazz had performed near the top of its considerable form. More...
On the Horns of Abundance: Jazz Festivals Resound
By BEN RATLIFF
Published: June 10, 2010
Wynton Marsalis with Geoffrey C. Ward
Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis' passionate and inspirational Moving To Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life is not only an ode to jazz, but a call to creativity in all its forms. It's a meditation on life and art, and an invitation to live an energetic, artistic life. "I testify to the power of art, and more specifically jazz," says Marsalis, "to improve your life." As the book progresses, he takes on issues bigger than jazz itself, and, at times, what he writes is controversial. More...
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Herbie Hancock brings his latest experiment to jazz festival | democratandchronicle.com | Democrat and Chronicle
Herbie Hancock likes gizmos. Perhaps you remember his 1983 MTV hit "Rockit" in which robotic people and legs and bobbing bird heads danced through the mundanity of an apartment to a fusion of electronic notes and the scratching of a deejay. It hardly seemed like the creation of a jazz keyboardist who had once played with Miles Davis.
More like an engineering student, which Hancock was early in his life. "Rockit" was the inspiration of someone who likes to take things apart, see how they work, and re-assemble them in a new form.
"Miles, I consider my first mentor," Hancock says. "He is the one that really got me outside the box. It's actually built into the fiber of jazz to be outside the box." More...
Friday, June 04, 2010
I have many fond memories of Mr. Jones performing. I especially remember seeing him one night at Bradley's, during the early 1980's. After an exquisite set seeing Hank Jones sitting at a table, in the club, surrounded by a group of adoring mature women was priceless. Hank Jones was a man of refinement a plain old good taste.
Last week, President Obama declared that June 2010 was to be a national celebration of styles and artists from black communities. There is no word of related official White House events this month, however.
(Via Music Genre: Jazz & Blues.)