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"  Songs Of Mirth And Melancholy" - "In the duo setting, unencumbered, both musicians shine; but there's no strutting going on here, no cutting contest, only a singular vision." Jazztimes

Jazz pianist Ray Bryant whose sensitivity and easy authority made him a busy accompanist and a successful solo artist, died Thursday June 2 in a Queens hospital at the age of 79 after a long illness.

"Eric Dolphy His Life and Art" is a dream project for the artist Keith Henry Brown, an illustrator, writer and Art Director who served from 2001 to 2004 as the design director at Jazz at Lincoln Center working under Wynton Marsalis.



Easy on the ear and the eye, this playful introduction to nine jazz giants will teach children to count--and will give them every reason to get up and dance!

A trio lead by Hiromi Uehara with Simon Phillips and Anthony Jackson. On this album set for USA release in June 2011 ( Telarc Label ), Japanese pianist Hiromi fuses her energized musical persona with revered artists, bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips. A nine-song trio recording simply titled Voice, expresses a range of human emotions without the aid of a single lyric.


Langston Hughes, great writer and poet, was also a jazz fan.


A quartet of master musicians and a programme of jazz classics.


The ranks of vinyl devotees are growing. Lately, the anachronistic LP has experienced an unlikely spike in sales, decades after the mainstream music industry wrote off the format as obsolete.


Cornell Dupree, a soul/R&B/jazz guitarist who claimed to have played on over 2,500 recordings, including recording with   Aretha Franklin, Joe Cocker, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt and Mariah Carey, died May 8 at his home in Fort Worth, Texas. He had emphysema and was awaiting a lung transplant. He was among the elite in a small cadre of musicians who turned in memorable, often crucial hooks...

 

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