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a whirlwind of jazz age joy and sorrow

In the scorching summer of 1930, jazz drifts through the grimy windows of a Harlem apartment building. There, the tenants dream of better things, while erasing their economic misfortunes. It was there and when Pearl Cleage set up her…

10 movies to watch if you love jazz

The spontaneous expression of improvisation, the melodic freedom, the harmonic union of parts and the channeling of happy or blue feelings. The characteristics of jazz as a musical genre are also found in films. In the same way that…

Grachan Moncur III obituary | Jazz

American jazz trombonist Grachan Moncur III, who died on his 85th birthday, was among the first to show that there was a place for his instrument in the avant-garde of the 1960s. Wayne Shorter and Archie Shepp, he was destined to remain in…

Jazz Road with Denise King

Influenced by Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra and Aretha Franklin, Denise King is an expressive, big-voiced singer who combines jazz with elements of R&B, blues and gospel. Denise King was born and raised in…

Duo kick launch a jazz band

NEW JAZZ SOUND: Shylie Harrison and Laura Small have launched a new jazz sound here in Mount Gambier. THE sound of jazz will return to the Limestone Coast pantry next month with the first!-->!-->…

October 2021 Jazz Records Reviews

Nina simone: The Montreux years Simone, vocals, piano; Buck Clarke, Paul Robinson, drums; Leopoldo Fleming, percussion; Gene Taylor, bass; others. BMG BMGCAT461D (2LP, 2CD). 2021. Nick Bonard, Fraser Kennedy, Thierry Amsallem, prod…