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Music meant for the Cosmos: Watch an intense Miles Davis concert from the ‘Bitches Brew’ era

God, is this great. Here we have the incredible Miles Davis performance from the Tanglewood music festival, held in Lenox, Massachusetts, during …

Flute

Ella Fitzgerald: one of the greatest singers of all

<b>Ella Fitzgerald, who died on June 15, 1996, aged 79, was an extraordinary vocalist, who won 13 Grammys. The late jazz musician and historian John Chilton, who first met her more than half a century ago, evaluates her career.</b><p>When Ella Jane Fitzgerald sang for Chick Webb's band at New York's Savoy …

Soul Music

Jazz legend Roy Ayers hits Cleveland for five shows at Take 5 jazz club in Warehouse District

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- To many, Roy Ayers will always be the man who supplied the vibes as Coffy creamed the thugs.<p>The 1973 Blaxploitation classic …

Mary J. Blige

My Funny Valentine - Chet Baker

The Stacks: Billie Holiday: Jazz’s Aching Songbird

Her life bore all the cliches of the jazz world: horrible childhood, meteoric rise to fame, addiction, bad love affairs. But when she opened her …

Wynton Marsalis leads a lively triple-header with orchestra

What's the difference between a great ensemble and a merely fine one?<p>Perhaps it's malleability: the gift for adapting quickly to shifting artistic demands.<p>Certainly Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra showed that skill over the weekend in Orchestra Hall, playing three different …

2015 Grammy Wins for Chick Corea, Dianne Reeves, Robert Glasper & More!

While <b>Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band</b> might not have won a Grammy for <b>Best Jazz Instrumental</b> <b>Album</b>, Blade did manage to snag Grammy nods for his …

Soul Music

4 Essential Piano Chords To Learn

Are you sick and tired of playing <b>generic piano chords?</b><p>Do you find yourself playing chords the same old way whenever they come up in a chord chart?<p><b>If</b> …

Electric Guitar
Flute

Jazz Review: Age Doesn't Slow Charles McPherson on 'The Journey'

My favorite track is the standard “I Should Care,” a duet with pianist Chip Stephens, a player with harmonic insights to match McPherson’s. The …

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