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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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Upward Spiral


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Oscar Pettiford in Germany

KEEPING TIME WITH OSCAR PETTIFORD by Armand Lewis ~ During the swing era, the bass was rarely prominent in either performance or recording. Used almost exclusively to “keep time” and to maintain the rhythmic foundation behi...
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Kessel, The Original Wrecking Crew

The recent documentary film The Wrecking Crew chronicles the musicians of the 1960s and ’70s who appeared on literally thousands of pop and rock recordings, contributing not only the musical backing, but also countless mu...
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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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Genius Never Waits

A new bootleg series release captures some of the Miles Davis’ seminal performances during two decades of the Newport Jazz Festival By Harvey Kubernick Miles Davis’ 20-year association as an artist at impresario George Wein...
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On the Road Again

SONNY ROLLINS – ON THE ROAD AGAIN By Armand Lewis While some of the originators of modern jazz lived to see the digital age arrive in the 1980s, there are precious few still around today releasing new music — let alone ...
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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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T.H.E. Show Newport Beach is an audiophile’s paradise. And the pool is nice, too.

T.H.E. Show Newport and Zappa Reissues

T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013 Wrap-up As someone who loves bright shiny amazing looking and sounding stereo equipment, I couldn’t wait for the 3rd annual T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013. I don’t get to go to a lot of these ...
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