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  • Fisher leaves Jazz (Point guard to care for infant daughter with cancer)

    07/03/2007 8:53:14 AM PDT · by Smogger · 17 replies · 846+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 7/2/2007 | AP
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Jazz agreed to release guard Derek Fisher from his contract Monday so he can concentrate on finding the best care for his 11-month-old daughter, who has cancer in her left eye. Fisher said he wants to live in one of the six or seven cities being considered for Tatum's care. He didn't rule out playing for another NBA team but emphasized that his daughter's health is his No. 1 priority. "Life for me outweighs the game of basketball," Fisher told reporters after flying from New York to meet with Jazz owner Larry H....
  • Oakland's Yoshi’s Pulls Jazz CD With No Blacks

    06/03/2007 2:39:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies · 1,100+ views
    AP) ^ | Jun 2, 2007 12:54 pm US/Pacific
    OAKLAND Managers of Yoshi's, one of the Bay Area's best-known jazz venues, said they will pull the club's first-ever CD off the market after community leaders complained the recording featured no black musicians. Club managers apologized Friday for what they called "a huge mistake" and "a major oversight." They said they plan to create a new recording that better reflects the musicians who play the 340-seat venue at Oakland's Jack London Square. "We really messed up on the CD," said Yoshi's owner Kaz Kajimura. "We apologize to anyone who feels slighted by this omission, as that was never our intention."...
  • Alice Coltrane, jazz performer and composer, dies at 69

    01/14/2007 7:58:37 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies · 230+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 13 JANUARY 2007 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Alice Coltrane, a jazz performer and composer and wife of the late saxophone legend John Coltrane, has died. She was 69. Coltrane died Friday of respiratory failure at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, said her sister, Marilyn McLeod. For nearly 40 years, Coltrane managed the archive and estate of her husband, a pivotal figure in the history of jazz. He died of liver disease in 1967 at age 40. A pianist and organist, Alice Coltrane was noted for her astral compositions and for bringing the harp onto the jazz bandstand. Born Alice McLeod in Detroit...
  • Vatican composer working on Dante's 'Divine Comedy'

    01/02/2007 2:36:36 PM PST · by AnAmericanMother · 4 replies · 349+ views
    Rome, Jan 2: The Catholic church is placing heavy metal, punk and jazz in hell and classical music in heaven in a musical on Dante's "Divine Comedy" composed by a Vatican conductor. Father Marco Frisina, who directs the Rome diocesan choir and has composed a number of pieces for Italian television and popes, plans to premier the show in autumn here before taking it on a tour of European capitals. According to a report in Tuesday's La Repubblica, Frisina will be using "rebellious" rock, punk and jazz tunes to represent hell while heaven will be described using classical and symphonic...
  • Renowned Jazz Singer Anita O'Day Dies

    11/23/2006 5:06:45 PM PST · by M. Espinola · 27 replies · 560+ views
    NY Post ^ | 11-23-2006 | ALLISON HOFFMAN
    Anita O'Day, whose sassy renditions of "Honeysuckle Rose," "Sweet Georgia Brown" and other song standards that made her one of the most respected jazz vocalists of the 1940s and '50s, has died. She was 87. O'Day died in her sleep early Thursday morning at a convalescent hospital in Los Angeles where she was recovering from a bout with pneumonia, said her manager Robbie Cavolina. "On Tuesday night, she said to me, get me out of here," Cavolina said. "But it didn't happen." Once known as the "Jezebel of Jazz" for her reckless, drug-induced lifestyle, O'Day lived to sing and...
  • How U2 Plans to Help New Orleans March On

    09/25/2006 6:12:25 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 16 replies · 460+ views
    Exclusive: To celebrate the return of football to the Superdome and aid in the city's rebuilding, U2 and Green Day will debut their special new benefit single on Monday Night Football
  • One thing airline passengers don't want to see

    09/02/2006 5:18:05 PM PDT · by verum ago · 2 replies · 523+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/31/06
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - The pilot of a Canadian airliner who went to the washroom during a flight found himself locked out of the cockpit, forcing the crew to remove the door from its hinges to let him back in, the airline said Wednesday.
  • Jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson dies at age 78

    08/24/2006 11:55:51 AM PDT · by lunarbicep · 95 replies · 2,137+ views ^ | Thu Aug 24, 2006
    Jazz trumpeter and big-band leader Walter "Maynard" Ferguson, famed for his screaming solos and ability to hit blisteringly high notes, has died at age 78, associates said on Thursday. The Montreal-born Ferguson died on Wednesday at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, California, of kidney and liver failure brought on by an abdominal infection. His four daughters and other family members were at his side when he died. Ferguson started his career at 13 when he performed as a featured soloist with the Canadian Broadcasting Co. Orchestra. He played with several of the great big-band leaders of the 1940s and '50s,...
  • Jazz, coffee morale medicine for Marines in Iraq

    07/12/2006 4:14:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 279+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sgt. Enrique S. Diaz
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (July 12, 2006) -- Life on base is often monotonous when it isn't dangerous for the service members stationed here. The occasional mortar and rocket landing in the base's perimeter can break up daily routines. Daily convoys leave the relative safety of the base braving improvised explosive devices to deliver supplies and transport troops to hotspots like Ramadi and Fallujah. Dust storms and 110 degree-plus temperatures are the norm for the nearly 6,000 service members serving in a variety of capacities at Taqaddum. Professionals such as administrative clerks keeping personnel records in order to explosive ordnance technicians...
  • New Orleans Katrina Failures from a NO Native

    02/19/2006 4:47:56 PM PST · by anymouse · 7 replies · 1,109+ views
    From a Forwarded E-mail Message | Feb 16, 2006 | Denise M. Dorner
    I was born on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans so you can't get more New Orleanian than me. The failures of government during and after Hurricane Katrina were at every single level. Last year, Gov. Kathleen Blanco and the mayors of New Orleans and surrounding parishes had a trial run with Hurricane Ivan. It was a disaster even though the storm did turn eastward. Gov. Blanco especially blew it then and she blew it this time when the city of my birth was demolished. Mayor Nagin sent thousands of people to the Superdome and the Convention Center knowing that...
  • OBIT: Romano Mussolini

    02/04/2006 12:04:48 PM PST · by Grendel9 · 3 replies · 393+ views
    UK Telegraph
    2/4/2006 Romano Mussolini, who died yesterday aged 78, made a career for himself as a jazz pianist after the lynching of his father Benito Mussolini in 1945. A luxurious upbringing touched by the inherent violence of Fascism could have clouded the lives of many dictators' children. But the youngest of Mussolini's sons, who was 17 when his father was killed, survived with dignity to become an equable, kindly, laid-back and admired musician who earned the respect of leading Italian and American performers. Refusing to criticise his father, Romano lovingly recalled how Il Duce would place his fists on his hips,...
  • Has Anyone Heard of This?

    01/21/2006 9:24:28 PM PST · by TBP · 8 replies · 634+ views
    Self | Today | Self
    What does anyone here know about the "Rhythm of Life Tabernacle"? I think it's one of those California things. From what I heard, it began as a jazz group in San Francisco and became a religion. Anyone know anything about it?
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Music For Our Troops ~ Before Rock n Roll History ~ 14 Jan 2006

    01/13/2006 5:52:16 PM PST · by MoJo2001 · 1,606 replies · 18,385+ views
    Serving The Best Troops In The World | The Canteen Deejays
      ~ Music Mayhem Links ~ Support The Artists! l l l l l l l l l Sonique l l l l l Audio Realm l MSN Radio l Shout Cast l Launch Music l Live-Radio Net l l     Welcome To The FReeper Canteen! ~ Pre-Rock *n* Roll ~         ~ Mayhem Music Theme ~ Pre-History of Rock N Roll We call this the *roots* section! Beginning a musical journey and task such as the *History of Rock n...
  • Brazilian singer blasts Vatican in condom dispute

    12/06/2005 10:33:19 AM PST · by NYer · 21 replies · 879+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 6, 2005 | Angus MacSwan
    Brazilian singer Daniela Mercury, who was banned from performing in a Vatican Christmas concert, said on Monday she was outraged at a Vatican claim that she had threatened to promote condom use during the show."I am surprised and outraged with the declarations made by the Vatican's representative," Mercury, one of Brazil's biggest musical stars, said in a statement."I never stated that I would advocate the use of condoms at the Vatican's Christmas concert."The dispute has shot back and forth across the Atlantic since Mercury first said her offer to take part in the show had been withdrawn. She said last...
  • Jazz funeral mourns Katrina's unknown victims

    10/30/2005 7:50:51 PM PST · by caryatid · 5 replies · 285+ views ^ | Saturday, October 29, 2005 | Ben Lemoine
    Louisiana's death toll from Katrina now stands at 1,062. Nearly 350 victims have not been identified, and morgue officials are certain some may never be named. But Saturday, people celebrated the lives lost to the storm the only way they knew how. With trumpets and trombones instead of tears, people filled the French Quarter Streets for a jazz funeral to honor Katrina's victims. Crescent City Funeral Directors sponsored the event, which also included an All Saints Day Mass Saturday afternoon. "It's a beautiful thing," said Analisa Cisneros. "I'm so glad it's happening. It just gives me a feeling that even...
  • Top 10 Icons of Jazz (vanity)

    10/24/2005 8:56:53 AM PDT · by pissant · 171 replies · 1,334+ views
    PA Times | 10/24/05 | Dr. Pissant
    Since I pretty much gave up listening to new pop music about a dozen years ago (got sick of the barrage of lefties), I have had a chance since then to explore the wonderful world of American music called Jazz. I'd always been a passive Jazz fan, but in the last 10 years my collection has swelled as I discovered what truly amazing music our parents and grandparents were exposed to. For those interested in discovering real talent in American music history, here are my recommendations, in no particular order. Top 10 Jazz Icons of the 20th Century 10. Glenn...
  • Life After Katrina: America's New Jazz Museum! (No Poor Black People Allowed) BARRRFFF!!!

    10/17/2005 2:54:55 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 31 replies · 1,796+ views
    SPIEGEL ONLINE ^ | October 12, 2005, 01:25 PM | Larry Blumenfeld
    Jazz musicians warn against the Disney-fication of post-Katrina New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina has brought new attention to New Orleans jazz greats like Wynton Marsalis. But these artists now fear the city that helped foster their art will be forever changed -- for the worse. It took a Category 5 hurricane to do it, but Katrina managed to blow jazz back onto the American radar screen. Those TV montages of physical devastation and desperate souls were accompanied by strains of New Orleans jazz, those benefit concerts filled with saxes and trumpets; the reporters arriving to cover it all flew into Louis...
  • 'Gatemouth' Brown, legendary singer and guitarist, dies

    09/11/2005 10:41:12 AM PDT · by weegee · 5 replies · 372+ views
    Associated Press via Houston Chronicle ^ | 9, 11, 2005 | By DOUG SIMPSON
    'Gatemouth' Brown, legendary singer and guitarist, dies Musician fled to Orange before Hurricane Katrina wiped out his Slidell, La., home BATON ROUGE, LA. - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown , the singer and guitarist who built a 50-year career playing blues, country, jazz and Cajun music, died Saturday in his hometown of Orange, where he had gone to escape Hurricane Katrina. He was 81. Brown had been battling lung cancer and heart disease, said Rick Cady , his booking agent. Cady said the musician was with his family at his brother's house when he died. Brown's home in Slidell, La., a bedroom...
  • Dickey Betts and Great Southern at BB King's, NYC

    08/20/2005 7:05:27 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 26 replies · 826+ views
    none ^ | 08/20/05 | me
    I saw this show last night. I can't remember when I've seen someone play so hard for so long. And take no shortcuts. He had two drummers, a second guitar, bass, keyboard, and percussion/backup vocal. He didn't have to pay for two drummers, but he did. With his name, he could tour as a trio. Point being, again, no corners cut. Some tight originals indicate he's definitely not living in the past.I had a friend who played next to him in St. Pete at a benefit a few years ago, so I was paying close attention to the interaction between...
  • XM Satellite Radio to Open New Studios at World-Renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City

    05/19/2005 9:14:11 AM PDT · by t_skoz · 19 replies · 756+ views
    XM Satellite Radio via Yahoo Financial News ^ | Thursday May 19, 10:46 am ET | XM Satellite Radio
    XM Satellite Radio to Open New Studios at World-Renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City Thursday May 19, 10:46 am ET XM is the Exclusive Satellite Radio Partner of Jazz at Lincoln Center NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio, the nation's leading provider of satellite radio with more than four million subscribers, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, the world's largest producer of jazz performance and education events, today announced a multi-year agreement for XM to broadcast live daily from new, state-of-the-art XM studios at Jazz at Lincoln Center's new home, Frederick P. Rose...