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Vaudeville: A History (Part 2)

At the turn of the 20th century, the Wright Brothers took their first flight and Henry Ford mass-produced vehicles that … [More...]

Miles Davis First Great Quintet

“I’ll play it and tell you what it is later”

Miles Davis led two of the most popular recorded quintets of all time. They were called “The First Great … [More...]

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Vaudeville: A History (Part 1)

  Vaudeville was the most popular form of American entertainment from the 1880s up until the late 1920s. It … [More...]

Orrin Keepnews

Remembering Orrin Keepnews

Orrin Keepnews never wrote a jazz standard. He never led a band. He was never a sideman on an influential recording. And … [More...]

Joey Alexander with Herbie Hancock

A Young Gentleman at the Piano

On a rainy December night, I headed to The Standard Jazz Club in Copenhagen, Denmark, co-founded and musically directed … [More...]

Chick Corea and Brian Blade

The Grammy goes to…

It’s awards season! During this year’s Grammys, Sam Smith was the big winner, Kanye West once again tried to … [More...]

Album of the Week

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Week 34: At Carnegie Hall – Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane

An almost forgotten recording, At Carnegie Hall - Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane, is a gem of a record. … [More...]

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Week 32: Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters

This week, we are looking at Herbie Hancock's classic record, Head Hunters. Released in 1973 by Sony Music, this record … [More...]

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Week 31: Lindsay Kupser’s Boston EP

https://lindsaykupser.bandcamp.com/ Once in a while, a record comes out of the Berklee Community that stands out, a … [More...]

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Week 30: Weather Report’s Black Market

Released in 1976 under Sony Music Entertainment, Weather Report's seventh studio album, Black Market, is a jazz-fusion … [More...]

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Week 29: Christian Scott’s ‘Christian aTunde Adjuah’

This album of the week is from the exciting new trumpeter Christian Scott, with his album Christian aTune Adjuah, … [More...]

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Week 28: Erroll Garner’s Concert By The Sea

This week's featured album is the classic live album, Concert By The Sea, by pianist and composer Erroll Garner. The … [More...]

          January 31, 2015