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Coltrane ’58: The Prestige Recordings

Just after his only recording for Blue Note, and before moving to Atlantic to make his Giant Steps, John Coltrane had a very productive 1958 recording as a leader...
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Larry Englund: Farewell to Our Jazz Hero

[Note: Portions of this article are drawn from Janis Ewart’s nomination letter for Larry’s designation as Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalists Association, and from Larry’s own self-penned obit,...
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RIP Phil Mattson

“Phil Mattson is the greatest vocal jazz arranger on the #8221; –Richie Cole “Phil Mattson has been passionate about quality vocal jazz since his earliest experiences with the genre....
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On Stage at Kingsborough – Billie and Blue Eyes!

On Friday, October 12, 2018, Brooklyn’s Kingsborough Community College presented another stellar event from the On Stage at Kingsborough series. Billie and Blue Eyes! was a tribute to the...
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The 2018 JazzFest White Plains

Now that the end of the year is almost here, this is a look back at one of the best up-and-coming jazz festivals in the Northeast. The seventh annual...
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The 2018 Newport Jazz Festival

Although summer is becoming a memory, some of the best memories of the season came from the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival, Presented by Natixis Investment Managers. Established in 1954...
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Album Review: Fire Bell, INCENDIOS

Sometimes swinging, and sometimes twisting in a multi-meter tangle, Fire Bell’s new album INCENDIOS is all personality.
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Larry Englund: Twin Cities’ “Jazz Hero”

© Janis Lane Ewart Each year, the Jazz Journalists Association seeks nominations from states and local jazz communities for Jazz Heroes. The 2018 Twin Cities “Jazz Hero” is Larry...
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Greg Ward Quintet at the Icehouse, Monday April 3

© Jon Morgan Since his last appearance in the Twin Cities as part of drummer Mike Reed’s People Places and Things quintet, saxophonist Greg Ward has been restlessly engrossed...
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