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  • Exclusive: New details emerge about Satchmo's arrest at 9

    04/30/2017 5:35:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | James Karst, | The Times-Picayune
    Six boys were arrested on an unseasonably warm day in New Orleans Chinatown in October 1910. The alleged ringleader of the group was Henry Smith, a 15-year-old from Lafayette Street who had been in trouble with the law before. Among his alleged accomplices was a 9-year-old who lived in the neighborhood where the crime occurred: Louis Armstrong. That incident was lost to history until I unearthed it several years ago. It was an episode perhaps alluded to in contemporary media coverage of Armstrong's more famous arrest for firing a gun on New Year's Eve in 1912; a crime brief about...
  • Hot Jazz Saturday Night - April 15, 2017 (vintage jazz show)

    04/15/2017 5:08:21 PM PDT · by deks · 8 replies
    88.5 WAMU FM ^ | April 15, 2017 | Rob Bamberger
    CLICK "Listen Live" at the top of the page for live stream: From 8 until 11 p.m. EST, the air is filled with vintage jazz, swing, and big band recordings from the '20s, '30s, and '40s
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘La La Land’ Sends A ‘Bigoted Message,’ ‘Misleads’ on Race and Jazz

    02/16/2017 5:34:13 PM PST · by drewh · 17 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | feb 16 2017 ast | staff report
    NBA great and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes a column for the Hollywood Reporter in which he examines the critically-acclaimed hit film La La Land and how it “misleads” on issues of race, romance and jazz. As someone who finds La La Land bold and daring, I can also admit that there are a few elements that warrant closer examination, particularly regarding its portrayal of jazz, romance and people of color. In fact, the better a work of art is, the more we must dissect it, because now we’re not just measuring box office, we’re assessing its proper place in...
  • Grammy-Winning Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Dies at 76

    02/12/2017 10:30:23 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 55 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | 10:20 AM, FEBRUARY 12, 2017 | KTLA
    Al Jarreau, a Grammy-winning jazz singer known as the “acrobat of scat,” has died, the Washington Post reported Sunday. He was 76.
  • "Mountain Dance" Astonishing Orchestral Version, Dave Grusin on Piano

    09/03/2016 1:38:22 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 26 replies
    This is simply the best piece of music I've heard in thirty years. Absolutely awesome. Note Mr. Grusin's quotation from In The Mood in his solo riff, at 3:12. Note also his (possible) mistake at the end of his closing arpeggio (at 6:04), which he then repeats, as if to say, "yeah, I made a mistake, and even my mistakes are terrific!"
  • “Toots” Thielemans, master of the jazz harmonica, dies at 94

    08/22/2016 6:02:49 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 20 replies ^ | August 22 2016 | T.R. Goldman
    ean-Baptiste “Toots” Thielemans, whose unrivaled mastery of the harmonica led to collaborations with jazz luminaries such as pianist Oscar Peterson and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and whose mellifluous sound graced soundtracks as varied as “Midnight Cowboy”(1969) and the television show “Sesame Street,” died Aug. 22 in Belgium. He was 94. The cause was complications from a fall, his agent, Veerle Van de Poel, told Belgian media.
  • Bobby Hutcherson, Vibraphonist With Coloristic Range of Sound, Dies at 75

    08/16/2016 2:16:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 16, 2016 | NATE CHINEN
    Bobby Hutcherson, one of the most admired and accomplished vibraphonists in jazz, died on Monday at his home in Montara, Calif. He was 75. Marshall Lamm, a spokesman for Mr. Hutcherson’s family, confirmed the death, saying Mr. Hutcherson had long been treated for emphysema. Mr. Hutcherson’s career took flight in the early 1960s, as jazz was slipping free of the complex harmonic and rhythmic designs of bebop. He was fluent in that language, but he was also one of the first to adapt his instrument to a freer postbop language, often playing chords with a pair of mallets in each...
  • Tiny Parham & His Musicians "Lucky '3-6-9'" Victor 38082 (recorded July 22, 1929)

    07/21/2016 11:55:32 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Tiny Parham
    Tiny Parham & His Musicians plays"Lucky '3-6-9'" on Victor 38082 (recorded July 22, 1929)
  • 'Tain't No Sin (To Dance Around in Your Bones) George Olsen and his Music

    05/06/2016 7:49:04 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Edgar Leslie--Walter Donaldson
    "Tain't No Sin (To Dance Around in Your Bones)" is played by George Olsen and His Music with vocalist Dick Gardner.
  • Kobe Bryant ends basketball career with incredible finale; Scores 60 Points in Final NBA Game

    04/14/2016 6:14:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    AP Via MSN ^ | 04/14/2016
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant went out with a Hollywood ending to his remarkable career. Bryant scored 60 points in his final game Wednesday night, wrapping up 20 years in the NBA with an unbelievable offensive showcase in the Los Angeles Lakers' 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz. He scored 23 points in the fourth quarter, posting his first 50-point game since February 2009 and rallying the Lakers from a 15-point deficit to win the final game of the worst season in franchise history. The entire night was a tribute to Bryant, who is retiring after 20 seasons, five...
  • Modern Jazz Quartet - Django ( full CD Remastered )

    01/29/2016 8:30:01 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Modern Jazz Quartet
    Modern Jazz Quartet - Django TRACKLIST: "Django" (John Lewis) -- 0:07 "One Bass Hit" (Dizzy Gillespie) -- 7:11 "La Ronde Suite" (Lewis) -- 10:11 "The Queen's Fancy" (Lewis) -- 19:42 "Delauney's Dilemma" (Lewis) -- 22:56 "Autumn In New York" (Vernon Duke) -- 26:56 "But Not for Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) -- 30:38 "Milano" (Lewis) --
  • Freddy Hubbard: Super Blue

    01/17/2016 11:28:38 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | Freddy Hubbard
    Oh boy was he good. This is the whole album Freddy Hubbard: Super Blue
  • Monk's Dream - Thelonious Monk - Full Album

    01/17/2016 11:03:35 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1963 | Thelonious Monk
    Monk's Dream (released in 1963) is a stellar bop album from the Thelonious Monk quartet (consisting of Monk, Charlie Rouse, John Ore and Frankie Dunlop). *Tracklist below* Monk's Dream 00:00 Body And Soul 6:30 Bright Mississippi 10:58 Five Spot Blues 19:36 Bolivar Blues 22:52 Just A Gigolo 30:24 Bye-Ya 32:54 Sweet And Lovely 38:57
  • Natalie Cole LIVE - Unforgettable

    01/12/2016 5:33:54 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Natalie Cole
    Natalie Cole LIVE - Unforgettable
  • Lady sings The Blues - Billie Holiday [Full Album] (1956)

    01/04/2016 12:28:47 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Recorded: July 6, 1956 | Billie Holiday
    Lady Sings the Blues is an album by jazz vocalist Billie Holiday. It was Holiday's last album released on Clef Records; the following year, the label would be absorbed by Verve Records. Lady Sings the Blues was taken from sessions taped during 1954 and 1956. It was released simultaneously with her ghostwritten autobiography of the same name. The tunes are: 1.- Lady Sings The Blues 3:45 (Billie Holiday - Herbie Nichols) 2.- Trav'lin' Light 3:08 (James Mundy - Johny Mercer- James Oliver) 3.- I Must Have That Man 3:03 (Jimmy McHugh - Dorothy Fields) 4,. Some Other Spring 3:35 (Arthur...
  • 3 Hour Christmas Jazz Piano Instrumental Smooth Songs Music: Holiday Continuos Playlist by JaBig

    12/30/2015 1:15:28 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 9, 2013 | JaBig
    This 3-hour Christmas mix is a Piano Jazz (and some Classical Music) compilation that features songs in medley form of the best 2013 Holiday songs in instrumental form. Enjoy!
  • Christmas Jazz Mood Songs for 40 minutes

    12/25/2015 4:25:22 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 20, 2013 | psalmsmedia0
    Christmas Jazz Mood Songs for 40 minutes Light Jazz Christmas no.05 - I wonder as I wander Light Jazz Christmas no.07 - Silent Night Light Jazz Christmas no.10 - Have yourself a merry little Christmas Jazz meets Christmas with JUJU SONG no.02 - Angels We have heard on high Jazz meets Christmas with JUJU SONG no.04 - God rest ye Merry, Gentlemen Jazz meets Christmas with JUJU SONG no.06 - The first Noel Jazz meets Christmas with JUJU SONG no.12 - What child is this? Christmas Treasures A Mcpherson guitars no.02 - Little Drummer Boy Christmas Treasures A Mcpherson guitars...
  • "Okay, Baby" McKinney's Cotton Pickers on Victor 23000 (1930)

    12/13/2015 5:16:05 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Don Redman and band
    "Okay, Baby" is played by McKinney's Cotton Pickers on Victor 23000, recorded on July 29, 1930. Don Redman is the leader of this hot ensemble.
  • Leading jazz alto saxophonist Phil Woods dies at age 83

    09/30/2015 10:31:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 30, 2015 1:23 PM EDT | Charles J. Gans
    Phil Woods, a leading alto saxophonist in mainstream jazz for more than 60 years whose piercing solos could also be heard on hit records by Billy Joel and Paul Simon, has died. He was 83. […] Woods grew up in the Swing Era where his early influences included alto saxophonists Benny Carter and Johnny Hodges. He made his name as a fiery disciple of bebop pioneer Charlie “Bird” Parker, earning the nickname “the new Bird” after Parker’s untimely death in 1955. He was married to Parker’s widow, Chan, for 17 years. Woods released more than 50 albums as a leader...
  • Hot Jazz Saturday Night - August 22, 2015 (vintage jazz show)

    08/22/2015 5:07:13 PM PDT · by deks · 26 replies
    88.5 WAMU FM ^ | August 22, 2015 | Rob Bamberger
    CLICK "Listen Live" at the top of the page for live stream: From 8 until 11 p.m. EST, the air is filled with vintage jazz, swing, and big band recordings from the '20s, '30s, and '40s