Underrated Jazz Trumpeter Woody Shaw’s Blackstone Legacy

October 25, 2014 | Posted in JAZZ, MUSIC | By

Woody Shaw: One of the last great Trumpet Innovators Woody Shaw’s Blackstone Legacy is thought to be the trumpeters answer to Miles Davis and his Jazz Rock masterpiece Bitches Brew. That comparison has always baffled me, other than the use

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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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Artistry in Rhythm: A Must Have Stan Kenton DVD

October 24, 2014 | Posted in JAZZ, MUSIC, ORCHESTRAL MUSIC | By

Are you in the cult of Stan Kenton? Stan Kenton is one of those modern jazz legends whose importance is gauged equally by those who champion his art, and those who deride it. Many critics point to his bombast, or

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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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