Jazz. What is jazz? “Jazz is a growing musical force. It will keep expanding and growing for many years to come.” says Mundell Lowe. “There’s at least one element of jazz that has remained the same and that is improvisation.” says Don Friedman.
Jazz is improvisation, it is alive and will stay alive!
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- Clifford Scott: Out FrontJazz fans view the saxophone narrowly. What I mean is that we tend to think of the reed instrument in a straight line from Frankie Trumbauer in the '20s and Benny Carter and Bud Freeman in the '30s to Chu Berry, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Lester Young, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter. But in the late 1940s […]
- Pete Magadini: Bones BluesThe 1970s were a no-man's land for acoustic jazz. The rise of album rock, arena concerts and electronic instruments led to the growing popularity of psychedelic jazz-rock fusion and funk, especially on college campuses. As a result, many jazz labels during this period followed the money, devoting much of their budgets to the new forms. The siphoning of […]
- Rafael, Candi and GeneIn The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Rafael Viñoly, the architect who designed New York's 432 Park Ave., currently the tallest residential tower in the world, for my "House Call" column (go here). For those who aren't up on street addresses, it's the tall, slender building that you can see from almost anywhere in the c […]
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