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The Next Bieber?, YG, Birth of Disco, 'She Said She Said,' John Coltrane... 02/23

quote of the day<p>You know what I find very strange? Airlines, like all airlines now, when you're boarding the plane and when you land, they …

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Jazz in the digital age: Tools for exploring the music

In the 1960s, you could turn on the television and see Duke Ellington on the Ed Sullivan Show. Or Miles Davis on the Tonight Show with Johnny …

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The Top 50 Releases of 2016

We calculated our top 40 new releases and top 10 historical/reissue recordings of 2016 based on year-end lists by our writers. They were asked to …

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Jazz in the 1950s: the ultimate guide to the greatest albums

<b>If you are discovering jazz for the first time then you've just found the perfect place to start. And if you are a true aficionado then this list is</b> …

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The History Of Recorded Jazz

So much of our history is about establishing records: we are fascinated by who was first to do a particular thing. Yet all too often the history …

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Tribute to John Coltrane

Coltrane. It’s a name that’s introduced many people to jazz. It’s a name that’s inspired many a musician, including those of the Shawn “Thunder” …

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The Best New Jazz on Bandcamp

Nothing quite signals the start of a new year than those couple of excellent January releases that already have you thinking ahead to end-of-year …

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Fresh Mix Friday: The 10 phases of midterm studying

‘Tis the season for essays, multiple choice mayhem, and the dreaded “short answer” abyss — that’s right, kids. Midterms are upon us.<p>It’s that special time of year to show what you know so far (or catch up on what you <i>should</i> know so far). And it’s almost impossible to get through without …

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Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week

<i>Our guide to</i> <i>pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz.</i><p><b>Pop</b><p><b>RYAN ADAMS</b> at Rough Trade NYC (Feb. 18, 6 p.m.). Since releasing his debut solo album, “Heartbreaker,” in 2000, the singer-songwriter Ryan Adams has become a singular chronicler of the euphoric highs of love and the miserable lows of …

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The 20 Greatest Saxophonists of All Time

<b>10. Dexter Gordon</b><br>The son of the first African-American doctor in Los Angeles, Dexter Gordon also broke new ground as the first tenor saxophonist to …

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Twenty-Five Great Jazz Soprano Saxophone Performances

The soprano Saxophone has been the stepchild to its large brothers, the Alto and Tenor saxophones in jazz music. Despite a lineage that dates to the early twenties, the soprano was not widely used as a solo instrument in many early jazz recordings, with most soloists preferring the clarinet for its …

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There Are 60+ Biopics on Black Public Figures Still 'In Limbo' - Here's a Full List & Where Each Stands

Marvin Gaye at home.<p>Updating this list as I do once a year (I forgot to do it last year; so there was a lot to research and catch up on) to keep you …

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Chuck Stewart, definitive jazz photographer, dies at 89

After the photos were developed he sold prints for two dollars each, becoming a professional photographer on his first day, setting his career path. …

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Drum Legend Jack DeJohnette Returns to Austin

Originally trained as a classical pianist, Jack DeJohnette, 74, instead became a certified jazz legend on drums. Playing with John Coltrane and …

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Farmer, Quincy and Coltrane

Riffs—short, repeated musical phrases—have been around since the beginning of time. From the moment man (or woman) began beating rhythms and melodies …

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Jazz Photographer Chuck Stewart has died

Jazz Photographer Chuck Stewart died on 20 January aged 89. Born in Henrietta, Texas, Charles Hugh Stewart was raised in Tucson, Arizona. His career …

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Chuck Stewart, Master Jazz Photographer, Dies at 89

Chuck Stewart, one of the most prolific and admired photographers in jazz — an intimate chronicler of many of its icons and milestones, including the …

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Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – January 2017

Welcome to Stereogum’s monthly jazz column! Jazz has an amazing and exhaustively documented past; classic albums are constantly being reissued, and …

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What 'La La Land' Gets Right About Jazz

has garnered seven Golden Globes, a score of 93/100 on Metacritic and a slew of thinkpieces, covering the film’s questionable gender politics, its …

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Review: Winter Jazzfest 2017 (New York, U.S. – 5th to 10th January 2017)

Despite jazz’s being born to warm weather New Orleans, a city full of “elaborate wedding-cake ceilings, wide sliding doors, tall French windows” to …

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The Watts Rebellion & Watts Writers: 1965 & Today

<i>After the Watts Rebellion in Los Angeles in 1965, something unique happened. An Academy Award-winning screenwriter visited Watts and realized the</i> …

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Jazz Artists in the Civil Rights Era

Civil Rights didn’t end in the 1960’s; it’s an ongoing struggle that involves all of us. On this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, we’ll highlight …

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Albums Of The Year 2016

<b>ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2016</b><p><b>Another great year for the music with many superb new releases and a ressue programme that continues to serve as a reminder of</b> …

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IndieView with Taya Okerlund, author of Hurricane Coltrane

<i>I find this also to be true: if an author is too cavalier—too carelessly daring with the truth —I find myself feeling insulted. I’ve lived life</i> …

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How Art Is Transforming a Facility for Miami's At-Risk Youth - VICE

Facilities for at-risk youth are heavily enclosed, but often big and sprawling. As such, they've got peculiar acoustics, simultaneously loud (echoing voices, the reverberation of slamming doors) and intensely quiet, with long, silent stretches of hallways. It's dissonant, and it can make the body …

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9. Sylvester Eduardo – ‘5BNY’

There are a range of persons, places and things in skating that credibly qualify as a damn shame, among them a relative scarcity of jazz music …

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Ten Coltrane Albums Every Jazz Fan Should Own

"TRANE" - An original portrait in oils by the author<p>"A Whole Expression of One's Being"<p>The following is a list of <b>ten albums</b> . . . Each album is a …

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Oris John Coltrane Limited Edition Review - worn&wound

When last we looked at an Oris, it was the beautiful beast known as the Aquis Regulateur Der Meistertaucher. This solid titanium diver impressed with …

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14 of the Best Gifts for a Music Snob Who’s Heard Everything

Music snobs are hard to buy for — they think they know everything. The key, then, is to focus on stuff they couldn’t have heard yet. That’s why this …

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A Music Economy That Works For Everyone

The way we listen to music is changing fast, and the business of music is struggling to keep up. Constantly shifting business models affect performers and songwriters, producers and publishers, promoters and live music venues. As streaming music has taken hold in the music ecosystem, a larger …

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