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Coltrane: An Appreciation

With the release of a new record that pairs jazz giant John Coltrane with Thelonious Monk, RCN examines his lasting musical influence    By Harvey Kubernik Saxophonist John Coltrane died on July 17, 1967 in Long Island, NY af...
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Wheedle’s Groove

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The Review 4 / 5 - Very Good
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Chet Baker in Germany, 1979

By Armand Lewis There have been few lives as tortured, yet so prolific as Chet Baker’s. The lyrical trumpeter with the choirboy voice would record literally hundreds of albums while spending much of his life dealing with the ...
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Upward Spiral


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The Review 4 / 5 - Very Good
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A Bitchin’ Summer of Music

What a bitchin’ sum-mer so far. Among other treasures, I recently found a copy of Frank Zappa’s Old Masters Volume Two and the dinero to purchase it. It fit right between volumes One and Three. Then I found a copy of You Ca...
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Pleistocene Moon

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The Review 3.5 / 5 - Good
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Illinois Jacquet and Leo Parker

TORONTO 1947 by Armand Lewis ~ There was a time when jazz was not considered an art form, but simply as popular entertainment and the louder, faster and more raucous bands were as exciting to their generation as Elvis or the Be...
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Sonny Criss: Imperial Sessions

By Armand Lewis Historians have dated the dawn of modern jazz in Los Angeles to December 10, 1945: the Jazz is one of the very few musical genres that has a capitol. The capitol of country music may be Nashville, but the capito...
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Laughing Stock

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The Review 5 / 5 - Excellent
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