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'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos

Whenever photographer Chuck Stewart was hired by a record company to document a recording session, he would shoot during the rehearsal takes, playback and downtime. The company would take what it needed, the remainder likely never to be developed, much less published. After decades in the …

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

NPR's Jazz Profiles: Anita O'Day

<i>Jazz Profiles</i> from NPR<br>Anita O'Day <br>Produced by Joan Merrill<p>Anita O'Day is a singer's singer. Highly rhythmic with a distinctive sense of phrasing, she was one of the first big band singers to tackle the intricacies of bebop and prevail. She's influenced many, including June Christy and Chris Connor, …

Flute

Taschen’s Jazz: An Illustrated Portrait of New York in the Roaring Twenties

<i>“Jazz is the music of the body,”</i> Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary, <i>“…and the mystery of the withheld theme, known to jazz musicians alone, is like the mystery of our secret life.”</i> From the fine folks of Taschen (♥) — who have given us such visual gems as the world’s best infographics, the best …

Matthew Shipp: the jazz pianist still messing with our minds

Matthew Shipp's free-thinking approach to jazz inspired Philip Clark several years ago. Today, the pianist is still thinking outside the box<p>Life was in a rut and New York City was calling. The Park Slope neighbourhood of Brooklyn – its bookshops, cafes and general civility – was an antidote to …

A poignant look at the untold story of women in jazz

The world of jazz never has been particularly hospitable to women, then or now, though matters have improved since the darkest days.<p>Even so, the female trumpeter or saxophonist who leads her own band to wide acclaim remains the exception. For the most part, women who reach the top levels in jazz …

A Classic Esquire Photo of Four Decades of Jazz Musicians

<b>Esquire's January 1959</b> all-jazz issue remains one of the most memorable in the magazine's history. In it, an article on the golden age of jazz was accompanied by a photograph shot (and conceived) by novice photographer Art Kane. Take a look at the photo above.<p>Look at a larger version of the photo …

New York City

The Record Label That Saved Jazz

Blue Note celebrates 75 years<p><i>Plus: Listen to a Spotify playlist of classic Blue Note songs here</i><p><b>Seventy-five years ago,</b> in the hopeless days of the Depression and with fascism rising in Europe, a German-Jew on the run named Alfred Lion made a gamble. He started a record label in New York — Blue …

Blue Note

Josef Skvorecky on the Nazis' Control-Freak Hatred of Jazz

For one, there are all those "hysterical rhythmic reverses characteristic of the barbarian races and conductive to dark instincts alien to the German people" ...<p>Just over two weeks after the death of Vaclav Havel, another Czech literary figure who played a key role in his country's Communist-era …

Oxtail Pho Recipe

If you’ve never had pho, you’re missing out. Slippery, thin rice noodles, flavourful meat, savoury stock and a bunch of fresh herbs make a bowl of …

Onions

Spam and Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe

2014 is fast approaching and with the coming of the new year, there are always resolutions to eat better and be healthier. I’m all for healthy eating …

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon and Rosemary

Preparation<p>Preheat oven to 400°F.<p>Thinly slice half of lemon.<p>Prep asparagus shoots, and spread them along with the lemon slices and rosemary on a …

Ginger Fried Rice Recipe | Cooking Momofuku at home - Momofuku for two

September 23, 2010<p>Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ginger fried rice as interpreted by Mark Bittman has been floating around the internet for a while, but …

Momofuku Compost Cookies

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.<p>Combine the butter, sugars, and glucose in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and cream together …

Baking

MOMOFUKU'S PULLED PORK

PULLED PORK...when those two words are uttered in our house, my family starts to chant, cheer, and drool.<p>That's right.<p>Now, I try not to be too bossy, …

Bo Ssam

This recipe for a delicious Korean dish is courtesy of Momofuku chef David Chang.

Making Records

After a hard day at the Bedrock Quarry, Fred and Barney relax spinning a few discs.<p>Vinyl records have been around a long time, but many aspects of …

Kenny Burrell: Midnight Blue (1963) Blue Note

<b>Selection:</b> <i>Chitlins con carne</i> (Burrell)<p><b>Artists</b><p>Stanley Turrentine (ts) Kenny Burrell (g) Major Holley Jr. (b) Bill English (d) Ray Barretto (congas) …

THE ART OF WILLIAM CLAXTON

PACIFIC JAZZ EP COVERS - PART ONE <br>THE ART OF WILLIAM CLAXTON <b><br>© James A. Harrod, COPYRIGHT PROTECTED; ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.</b><p>William James Claxton was …

1200 SERIES PART TWO

<b>PACIFIC JAZZ 12” LP – 1200 SERIES</b> <b><br>PART TWO -</b> <b>PJ-1221 / PJ-1240</b><p><b>© James A. Harrod, COPYRIGHT PROTECTED; ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.</b><p>The labels seen in this group …

First Listen: Thelonious Monk, 'Paris 1969'

In the early summer of 1954, Thelonious Monk traveled to Europe for the first time and played the Paris Jazz Festival. He was assigned a local rhythm section which was probably unfamiliar with his music; he was booked into the Salle Pleyel, an enormous 3,000-seat concert hall; he had almost no …

What Albert Murray Taught Us About Jazz

An essayist, cultural theorist, novelist, educator and biographer who died on August 18 at 97, Albert Murray spent more than five decades developing his thesis that America is a culturally miscegenated nation. His contention was that blacks are part white, and vice versa: that both races, in spite …

Five Jazz Legends Buried in Los Angeles - LA Weekly

Everyone's always saying that jazz is dead -- at least since the fuzz shut down New Orleans' Storyville in 1917 -- but jazz will never die. Musicians …