Whatever Happened to Tenor Saxophonist Tyrone Washington?

October 25, 2014 | Posted in JAZZ | By

What might have been for jazz Dec. 29, 1967 is a date that could have marked the beginning of legendary jazz career. Instead, the one recording as a leader for Blue Note Records from Tyrone Washington, was his only one

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Don Ellis Electric Heart DVD 2014: A Must Have Document of Musical Genius

October 17, 2014 | Posted in JAZZ, ORCHESTRAL MUSIC | By

Underrated Big Band Leader and Film Score Composer Donald Johnson Ellis was one of the most underrated musicians of the 20th Century. Don unfortunately passed away at the age of 44 during the year 1978. His early death more than

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A Love Supreme: An Unlikely Platinum Jazz Record From John Coltrane

October 14, 2014 | Posted in JAZZ, MUSIC | By

A Love Supreme is not smooth jazz Did you know A Love Supreme from John Coltrane is the second best-selling modern jazz record of all time? Only Kind of Blue from Miles Davis has sold more. A Love Supreme released

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A Beginners Quick-Guide to Avant-Garde and Free Jazz

January 14, 2014 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Have you acquired the taste for free jazz? Free jazz, or avant-garde jazz is not for the faint of heart. “They call it free jazz, because nobody pays to hear it, and nobody every made any money playing it”. Probably

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From Jazz to Something Not of This Earth: Why Couldn’t the Jazz Critics Get Bitches Brew?

December 5, 2013 | Posted in JAZZ, PROGRESSIVE ROCK | By

When Bitches Brew was released in July of 1970, the story for the 500,000 who bought the album was, “wow, this is some wild challenging music”. Unfortunately the establishment jazz critic didn’t always see things that way, they would charge

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Miles Davis’ Get Up With It: A Contemporary Stew of Ambient Jazz Funk

December 2, 2013 | Posted in JAZZ | By

Miles throws in many styles, and some new inventions Get Up With It over the years has become my favorite of the Electric studio albums of Miles Davis. I will start with the Opus’, “Calypso Frelimo”, and “He Loved Him

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Miles Davis A Tribute to Jack Johnson: Underrated Rock Jazz Masterpiece

November 13, 2013 | Posted in JAZZ, ROCK | By

Definitely more rock than jazz on this fusion classic The album A Tribute To Jack Johnson is a jazz rock classic released by Miles Davis in February of 1971. An album widely under appreciated, and not promoted properly by Columbia

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