• Noted critics and musicians list their essential 70′s jazz record albums

  • The life of the legendary saxophonist is discussed

  • I read the liner notes, listening to Evans in a way I had not listened to anything in some time,

  • A story of 1974



  • "What are 3 or 4 of your favorite jazz albums from the 1970's?"
  • Cannonball Adderley biographer is interviewed
  • "Broad Street" -- a short story by Arya Jenkins
  • Joe Sample, the S.L.A., and a budding writer’s altered career path
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Cover Stories with Paul Morris, Vol. 8

Paul Morris is an avid Portland, Oregon record album collector who, in his words, will “share his enthusiasm for the artists who created album covers in the ‘40′s and ‘50′s.” In addition to being a collector of the art, he is a scholar of it. This humorous edition features a “disturbing” and fascinating trend in 1950′s album art — Records on the Floor! […] Continue reading »

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Bird Lives! opens in Los Angeles

Willard Manus, a Los Angeles playwright who has entered stories in our Short Fiction contest, has had works produced on a variety of iconic entertainers, notably Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Lord Buckley. On August 15, Manus’ new play, Bird Lives! opened at the Chromolume Theater in Culver City. Montae Russell (with countless Hollywood credits, whose most recognizable role being in television’s ER) plays Charlie Parker in a one man performance described by Jay Weston in the Huffington Post as “one of the most powerful, raw, awesome and tragically-moving performances in memory. Oh, my, it really […] Continue reading »

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Jazz History Quiz #49

This posthumously-awarded Grammy winning musician/composer was the pianist and arranger for the vocal group The Hi-Lo’s in the late 1950′s, and after working with Donald Byrd and Dizzy Gillespie became known for his Latin and bossa nova recordings in the 1960′s. He was also frequently cited by Herbie Hancock as a “major influence.” Who is he?

Buddy Bregman

Lalo Schifrin

Clare Fischer

Tito Puente

George Shearing

George Russell

Cal Tjader
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