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  • '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
  • Gunther Schuller Dies at 89; Composer Synthesized Classical and Jazz

    06/22/2015 8:33:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 21, 2015 | Allan Kozinn
    Gunther Schuller, a composer, conductor, author and teacher who coined the term Third Stream to describe music that drew on the forms and resources of both classical and jazz, and who was its most important composer, died on Sunday in Boston. He was 89.
  • Ornette Coleman, Jazz Innovator, Dies at 85

    06/11/2015 7:58:11 AM PDT · by Borges · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/11/2015 | BEN RATLIFF
    Ornette Coleman, the alto saxophonist and composer who was one of the most powerful and contentious innovators in the history of jazz, died on Thursday morning in Manhattan. He was 85. The cause was cardiac arrest, a representative of the family said.
  • Background music

    05/18/2015 3:41:46 AM PDT · by knarf · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | May 18, 2015 | knarf, variious
    Always lookin' for chill while surfin'
  • Hot Jazz Saturday Night - April 4, 2015 (vintage jazz show)

    04/04/2015 5:03:21 PM PDT · by deks · 3 replies
    88.5 WAMU FM ^ | April 4, 2015 | Rob Bamberger
    Click the link 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.
  • Massive brawl break out at Resorts World Casino in Queens as hundreds look on in horror

    04/04/2015 3:47:14 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 49 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/4/15 | BARRY PADDOCK , THOMAS TRACY , DENIS SLATTERY
    All bets were off after a chair-hurling brawl broke out Friday night at the grand opening of a Fat Tuesday New Orleans-style daiquiri bar inside the Resorts World Casino in Queens, officials said.
  • Hot Jazz Saturday Night (vintage jazz show)

    03/28/2015 5:04:00 PM PDT · by deks · 9 replies
    88.5 WAMU FM ^ | March 28, 2015 | Rob Bamberger
    Click the link 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.
  • Middle East Beats: Israel's Ester Rada mines Ethio-jazz

    02/27/2015 5:48:35 PM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    BBC News Middle East Beats ^ | 02/28/2015 | BBC News
    Ester Rada is an arresting young singer-songwriter with a rich musical heritage. Her Ethiopian roots are clearly audible in her music. But so is the influence of Israel where she grew up and now lives. Her EP, Life Happens, released in 2013, was a confident debut showcasing her powerful, soulful voice and seductive combination of Ethiopian Jazz, funk and R&B.
  • Hot Jazz Saturday Night (vintage jazz show)

    11/22/2014 4:54:00 PM PST · by deks · 22 replies
    88.5 WAMU FM ^ | November 22, 2014 | Rob Bamberger
    Click the link 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.
  • New York Jazz Clubs Double as Record Labels

    11/13/2014 7:23:03 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 2 replies
    NY Times ^ | NOV. 11, 2014 | NATE CHINEN
    ...These labels come out of an old impulse and a newer set of circumstances. Jazz musicians have been making albums in clubs for as long as it’s been feasible... For historical and acoustical reasons... Vanguard leads in this field — a page on its website shows thumbnail images for 123 albums created in the club — but there have also been fine recent dispatches from Jazz Standard, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and elsewhere. Still, those are albums released on separate record labels. The perpetual challenge of running a successful jazz club, and the equally daunting proposition of starting a record label,...
  • Hot Jazz Saturday Night

    11/01/2014 5:03:30 PM PDT · by deks · 19 replies
    WAMU 88.5 FM ^ | November 1, 2014 | Rob Bamberger
    Click on "Listen Live" at the top of the page...From 8 until 11 p.m., the air is filled with vintage jazz, swing, and big band recordings from the '20s, '30s, and '40s.
  • Horace Silver dies at 85; pioneering jazz pianist and composer

    06/19/2014 2:44:15 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 6 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 18, 2014 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart
    Horace Silver, the prolific jazz pianist and composer who cofounded the legendary Jazz Messengers, pioneered the genre known as hard bop and mentored scores of musicians, has died. He was 85. Silver died Wednesday at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y., of natural causes, according to his son, Gregory. Through classic compositions such as “Song for My Father,” “Nica's Dream” and “Señor Blues,” Silver influenced generations of musicians with a style that encompassed all his musical loves: gospel, blues, Latin rhythm. It was music that, in Silver's words, “cooked” and “burned.”
  • Legendary Pianist Horace Silver Dies At 85

    06/19/2014 2:36:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | June 18, 2014 | Walter Ray Watson
    Pianist Horace Silver, whose potent and catchy combination of blues, funk and Latin sounds shifted the jazz landscape in the 1950s and '60s, died Wednesday morning at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y. He died of natural causes, according to his son, Gregory Silver. He was 85. As a bandleader, Horace Silver mentored some of the hottest musicians of his era. As a composer, he devised numerous jazz standards still played today. Silver grew up in Norwalk, Conn. He was 11 when he and and his father stumbled upon a swing band one warm Sunday night. It was the orchestra...
  • Take 75: Great Solos In Blue Note Records History

    05/31/2014 3:45:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | May 28, 2014 | Tom Moon and Patrick Jarenwattanon
    Blue Note Records has been many things over the course of its 75 years: a label responsible for blinding jazz innovations, a home for the titans of hard bop and soul jazz, a place for smart, sly, jazz-inflected pop creations. One constant running throughout its history is improvisation. Its records have showcased jazz soloing in every possible mood and temperament. Its artists, both the jazz legends and those journeymen who are little regarded today, have helped shape the ever-evolving notion of what a solo is and what it can be. To honor the label, we've combed the vaults to select...
  • Hot Jazz Saturday Night - May 24, 2014

    05/24/2014 5:08:14 PM PDT · by deks · 26 replies
    WAMU 88.5 FM - American University ^ | May 24, 2014 | Rob Bamberger
    From 8 until 11 p.m., the air is filled with vintage jazz, swing, and big band recordings from the '20s thru the '50s. Listen live at the link. The host has been running this show since 1980 and it's interesting to hear the background stories about the music and the performers.
  • A couple of guitar videos I came across on youtube. [Vanity]

    05/16/2014 8:27:07 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 27 replies
    youtube | May 16, 2014 | Me
    Flamenco street buskers in Spain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy4mArn9RkkMatt Otten. This is a true virtuoso jazz guitarist IMO. Very smooth, effortless, style similar to Jim Hall. Maybe some will find him too cerebral but I could watch him move around the neck of that guitar for hours. One oddity about him is he seems to have never gigged or jammed with anyone else except rarely, a vocalist. All his videos are accompanied by backing tracks. Sunnyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX8bmZitKaw&list=PLB883E04FDBAB4C06 Beautiful Love.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx4sxLxBn8gCan't believe I never heard of this Australian guy before! His name is Tommy EmmanuelClassical Acoustichttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S33tWZqXhnkTommy playing the blues. He is probably most famous for this...
  • Lib Professor: Disney is Racist, and Only Black People Like Jazz

    04/29/2014 2:16:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4-29-2014 | Michael Schaus
    Don’t you just love classic Disney movies? Animated cinematic adventures that espoused the importance of life values, growing up, and racism… Well, that’s what some lefty professor is arguing at Syracuse University. Apparently, the Jungle Book is just chock-full of racism (and not because of “man-cub’s” strange desire to remain uncultured). Professor Robert Thompson told Yahoo Movies (um… this article was forwarded to me – like most people, I don’t actually visit Yahoo Movies) that the Jungle Book is racist because of something to do with Louie Armstrong. Apparently, when Mowgli meets the Ape King, young children are being brainwashed...
  • Saturday Night Jazz at The MOTUS Twilight-Nocturne Lounge

    03/15/2014 3:53:55 PM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-15-2014 | MOTUS
    Welcome to another evening at The MOTUS Twilight-Nocturne Lounge, where we melt the worries of life and time away with cocktails and music.Little Mo is tending bar tonight.Just nod, he knows what you want.Tonight’s featured drink is the classic Manhattan cocktail: The Manhattan is a boozy, sophisticated drink that embraces the energy of the city after which it's named. But unlike its cosmopolitan brother in arms, it is dark and moody: If the Martini is James Bond's drink, the Manhattan is Bruce Wayne's. 2 oz Bourbon or Rye Whiskey (Little Mo recommends Rye, although bourbon is traditional)1 oz Sweet Vermouth...
  • Hot Jazz Saturday Night

    03/08/2014 5:01:17 PM PST · by deks · 11 replies
    From 8 until 11 p.m., the air is filled with vintage jazz, swing, and big band recordings from the '20s, '30s, and '40s. Listen live at the link. The host has been running this show since 1980 and ii's interesting to hear the background and stories about this era of music and the performers etc.
  • Tuba Skinny Set from Royal Street 4/12/13 - NINE SONGS [video only]

    12/15/2013 11:39:38 AM PST · by servo1969 · 1 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 5-23-2013 | digitalalexa
    Frisco Bound - 0:00 Fingering with your Fingers - 3:45 Jackson Stomp - 7:05 Egyptian Ella - 10:55 Big Boat - 15:50 Crow Jane - 19:50 Vine Street Drag - 24:10 Savoy Blues - 28:30 Forget Me Not Blues - 32:15
  • Guitar great Jim Hall dies at 83

    Jim Hall, one of the most renowned guitarists in jazz history, passed away this morning.
  • Tuba Skinny - "Climax Rag" -Royal St. [video only]

    12/01/2013 6:53:36 AM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 5-2-2013 | digitalalexa
    Tuba Skinny playing the "Climax Rag" on rainy day in Royal St., New Orleans on 4/15/2013.
  • Tuba Skinny - "Gotta Give Me Some Instrumental" [video only]

    11/30/2013 6:08:29 PM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 4-21-2012 | digitalalexa
    A long improvised Instrumental version of "Gotta Give Me Some" by Tuba Skinny and some friends. Recorded at The Spotted Cat Music Club in New Orleans on 4-10-2012. Todd Burdick- Tuba Shaye Cohn - Cornet Barnabus Jones - Trombone Robin Rapuzzi - Washboard John Doyle - Sax Sam Doores - Bass Drum
  • Lee Ritenour: 'Wes Bound' Live (2008)

    11/07/2013 12:42:57 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    I dunno if any of you are into a little jazz- I am... that is, into a little of it.  I really don't know anything about the current scene either, but what I do know comes from a 1980 college roomate who was -atypically for an 18 y.o. of the time- heavily into jazz: I was already a pretty big Steely Dan/Bryan Ferry fan -with substantial jazz influences- but the things he introduced me to were David Sanborn(who I saw live), Jon Luc Ponty, Spyro Gyra (also saw live) and Lee Ritenour, an American some consider the best jazz guitarist...
  • When Duke Ellington played Kabul

    09/22/2013 11:02:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 September 2013 | Monica Whitlock
    Fifty years ago this week, Duke Ellington and his band played in a concert he later called one of the most memorable of his life. The performance was in Kabul, in Afghanistan, and even though Ellington was at the height of his fame, almost all traces of it have been lost. For the organiser, Faiz Khairzada, and hundreds of Afghans in the audience, the concert was a high point of the early 1960s. "It was very exciting for me to have him in Kabul," says Khairzada, then head of Afghanistan's cultural affairs organisation. It was he who met Ellington at...
  • Playing “Jazz” Is a Crime in North Korea

    09/01/2013 4:15:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Salon ^ | WEDNESDAY, JUL 24, 2013
    Kim Cheol Woong was the country's star pianist before his musical taste landed him in troubleThis article originally appeared on GlobalPost. Global Post SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Cheol Woong belonged to North Korea’s coddled elite. Then in 2001 he was accused of treachery. His crime: playing a Richard Clayderman piece on his piano. Scion of a privileged political family in the reclusive state, Kim was a star pianist in North Korea’s state symphony. He grew up memorizing garish children’s songs like “Revolutionary Army Game” — part of the nation’s required piano curriculum. One day, alone in a room, he...
  • George Duke Dies of Lukemia

    George Duke, famous jazz musician, died Monday from chronic lymphocytic leukemia, according to his label Concord Music Group, which confirmed his death. The pianist was an icon to many but also a humble man of humble beginnings. George Duke lost his battle with cancer on Monday. There is no word yet on how long Duke had battled with his condition, but what is known is that he will be missed. Duke’s son, Rashid, thanked his father’s fans in a statement Tuesday. “The outpouring of love and support that we have received from my father’s friends, fans and the entire music...
  • Duke Ellington: 5 Essential Performances (To Celebrate His 114th Birthday)

    05/10/2013 8:10:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Time ^ | Steve Futterman
    To call Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington inimitable is to actually downplay his mythic role in world culture, as no American figure — be he from the realm of jazz or any other musical idiom — has ever matched his spectacular and ceaseless creativity. Born 114 years ago this week, Ellington was a composer, arranger, bandleader and pianist whose omnivorous talent saw little let up from his artistic maturity in the late 1920s until his death in May of 1974. There was no one remotely like him during his lifetime and there has been no one to challenge his status since....
  • (vanity) Help identify background jazz music in this TV ad

    03/10/2013 4:15:38 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 46 replies
    Can anyone identify the artist that plays the jazzy background music in this Stella Artois ad? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvzEuq-aDCo
  • Amazing Doc Severinsen tracks

    02/25/2013 8:28:44 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 25 Feb 2013 | Steely
    Some remarkable music from Doc Severinsen and most of the members of the old Tonight Show. These guys are the creme-de-la-creme of the LA session community in the late '60s. At the time this album was made, the Beatles were still together. You can hear their influence, as well as that of Blood Sweat and Tears in this music. When my high school band teacher heard this, his comment was "they probably did one run-through before they recorded that." Enjoy.
  • Jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd dies at 80

    02/12/2013 7:04:29 AM PST · by the scotsman · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12th February 2013 | BBC News
    'Influential US jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, who performed alongside the likes of Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock, has died aged 80. The musician was a leading hard-bop trumpeter - a jazz extension of bebop - in the mid-1950s. He later became known for his blend of soul, funk and jazz fusion. Byrd's influence has been more recently felt thanks to hip-hop artists such as Nas, Ludacris and A Tribe Called Quest who have all sampled his recordings.'
  • The Mix: 50 Great Jazz Vocals

    02/09/2013 9:06:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | February 07, 2013 | JOEY COHN
    50 Great Jazz Vocals is a crowdsourced list of the 50 most popular jazz vocal recordings of all time, as determined by the listeners of NPR Music, Jazz24.org and KPLU in Seattle. We asked jazz lovers all over the world to vote for their favorites. When the results were in, the thousands of votes were tabulated, and this list is the result. You can take a look at the list below or, better yet, dive into the webstream, kick back and listen to all 50 Great Jazz Vocals. According to our listeners, it doesn't get any better than this. To...
  • Happy Feet from the Paul Whiteman film : King Of Jazz 1930

    02/02/2013 8:25:48 AM PST · by virgil283 · 11 replies
    Just for fun : "The beginning of the "Happy Feet" number from King of Jazz (1930). After setting the mood of the piece with some giant dancing shoes and the Rhythm Boys.This short video presents a song from the orchestra leader Paul Whiteman,..." --see if you can recognize the man in the middle....
  • Woman Declares Louis Armstrong Was Her Father

    12/17/2012 12:09:03 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 12, 2012 | JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
    On Saturday a batch of letters that Louis Armstrong wrote to a girlfriend will go on sale at an auction house in Los Angeles. That in itself is not surprising: Armstrong wrote thousands of letters in his lifetime, and he was known to be a lothario. But these letters offer strong evidence of something else: Armstrong, who most biographers say was childless, believed until his death that he had a child. What’s more, the woman he regarded as his daughter has surfaced and says Armstrong supported her and her mother for more than 15 years, sending them monthly checks from...
  • Requiescat in pace: Dave Brubeck, jazz giant and convert to Catholicism from "nothing"

    12/06/2012 6:13:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 47 replies
    InsightScoop.typepad.com ^ | December 2012 | Carl OIson
    Requiescat in pace: Dave Brubeck, jazz giant and convert to Catholicism from "nothing" Dave Brubeck, legendary jazz pianist and pioneer, died earlier today on the cusp of his 92nd birthday. From the Chicago Tribune: Dave Brubeck, a jazz musician who attained pop-star acclaim with recordings such as "Take Five" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk," died Wednesday morning at Norwalk Hospital, in Norwalk, Conn., said his longtime manager-producer-conductor Russell Gloyd. Brubeck was one day short of his 92nd birthday. He died of heart failure, en route to "a regular treatment with his cardiologist,” said Gloyd. Throughout his career, Brubeck defied...
  • Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck dead at 91

    12/05/2012 4:37:01 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 5, 2012 | Christine Kearney
    (Reuters) - Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, whose choice of novel rhythms, classical structures and brilliant sidemen made him a towering figure in modern jazz, has died at the age of 91, his longtime manager and producer Russell Gloyd said on Wednesday. Brubeck died of heart failure on Wednesday morning after he fell ill on his way to a regular medical exam at Norwalk Hospital, in Norwalk, Conn., a day short of his 92nd birthday, Gloyd said. His Dave Brubeck Quartet put out one of the best selling jazz songs of all time: "Take Five," composed by alto saxophonist Paul Desmond....
  • David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) Dave Brubeck is dead

    12/05/2012 1:43:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies
    necropedia.org ^ | December 5, 2012
    Dave Brubeck's obituary Dave Brubeck 1920 - 2012 Dave Brubeck is deadDave Brubeck, born on December 6, 1920 in Concord, was an American pianist. He died on December 6, 2012 at the age of 92.Friends and family are mourning the loss of a loved one. Translations :FrançaisEspañolDeutsch中文
  • Jazz great Dave Brubeck dies

    12/05/2012 9:14:28 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/05/12 | Yahoo News Staff
    Pioneering jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck has died. Russell Gloyd, Brubeck's manager, says he died Wednesday morning of heart failure, after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son. He would have turned 92 on Thursday. The Dave Brubeck Quartet's pieces such as "Take Five" caught listeners' ears with exotic, challenging rhythms and became enduring standards. In 1954 he was the first modern jazz musician to be pictured on the cover of Time magazine. The quartet's 1959 album "Time Out" was the first ever million-selling jazz LP. "Take Five," a cut from that album...
  • Bob French, longtime Original Tuxedo Jazz Band leader and WWOZ deejay, has died

    11/13/2012 2:53:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 1 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | November 12 2012 | Keith Spera
    Robert "Bob" French Sr., the longtime leader and drummer of the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band and an outspoken, at times controversial, WWOZ-FM deejay, died on Monday, Nov. 12, after a long illness. He was 74.