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Swinging Modern Sounds #102: Song Turned Blue

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I’m not writing confessionals; I’m trying to write hooks.

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Song of the Day: “Happy Days”

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While McCoy Tyner is known far and wide for his indelible influence on jazz piano, his contribution to the genre would still be staggering if he had decided to throw in the towel in 1965, after leaving John Coltrane’s quartet. However, a few years later he began releasing his own records with the help of a […]

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The beat goes on – Remembering Elvin Jones

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Elvin Jones, one of the most influential jazz drummers, most known for his work with John Coltrane, died this week five years ago, on May 18th, 2004.  Adam Mansbach, who is recently well known for his novel Angry White Black Boy, also wrote a jazz novel, Shackling Water, that some consider second only to James […]

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