Tag: Jazz is America’s Classical Music

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…is prefaced by the disclaimer that I am  just posting cool, sometimes staggeringly  good, sometimes surprisingly rare jazz I happen to find in my wanderings as an internaut, jaunting between electron streams. This falls into at least two of those categories:    Preview Open

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…well, more like the month. It’s been busy around here. So, it seems good to me to present three of the best jazz string men who have ever lived playing togther, namely Al DiMeola (acoustic guitar), Jean-Luc Ponty (violin) and Stanley Clarke  (upright bass). This is the “Rite of Strings” concert from 2007, a reunion […]

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…since we got back from the U.S. We had quite a packed schedule while in the States and only now have I found time to devote to JBD. So, thanks to the Miles Davis Archive on Youtube, you can enjoy two sets from the Konserthuset in Stockholm, recorded October 13th, 1960:   Preview Open

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…begins with a quote from The Jazz Times: By 1968 the big bands were supposedly dead, but someone forgot to tell that to Count Basie, whose orchestra, still going strong, hadn’t altered much of anything since its heyday. Although most of the key members of the classic lineups had either passed on or moved on […]

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