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Archive for August, 2012


NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL 2012 : SUMMARY AND APPRAISAL

the 58th Newport Jazz Festival (August 5th-7th) was among the best in recent years.  one veteran –perhaps jaded?– jazz journalist whom i caught up to running from on-site venue to venue –there are three on the grounds of Fort Adams– shouted as he flew by that he couldn’t remember the last time he was unable to get to all he wanted to hear.  he went on to say later that he caught snippets of this band and a tune from that group, but to sit and casually enjoy, no way.

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ARCHIVIST ANNIE KUEBLER DIES AT 61

reprinted with the kind permission of Tad Hershorn

Archivist Annie Kuebler, veteran of Smithsonian and the

Institute of Jazz Studies, dies at 61

Ann Byrnes Kuebler, an internationally recognized jazz archivist whose credits include opening the treasures of the Duke Ellington Collection at the Smithsonian Institution and that of pianist/composer/arranger Mary Lou Williams at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, died Monday, August 13 at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City NJ at the age of 61.  The cause of death was a brain hemorrhage, according to her family.

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THE GREAT CUBAN ENCOUNTER + 35; CHAPTER 5: THE REALLY BIG SHOW

Dates : April-May 1977

Place : Havana, Cuba

Persona : your reporter and NYT Guy, the New York Times Correspondent, my running partner.

The Players : members of the Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hines and Stan Getz groups, David Amram w/Ray Mantilla, featuring Joanne Brackeen, Ben Brown, Joe Ham, Billy Hart, Rodney Jones, Ron McClure, Mickey Roker, Paquito D’Rivera and Arturo Sandoval from Irakere (Chapter 4) and congeros Los Papines (see below).

Los Papines Cuban LP jacket

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