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Archive for June, 2015


DIZZY DISCOVERIES : FOUR CDS AND A BOOK

UNHEARD NEVER RELEASED RECORDINGS BY A LEGENDARY GROUP

There they were lying in Chief Engineer’s, the late PETER BOULD’s, possession.  Professionally recorded tapes of a quintet led by the legendary John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie: Gillespie, trumpet and vocals; Mike Longo, piano, Al Gafa, guitar, Earl May, bass, Mickey Roker, drums

Recorded at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in 1973 they lain fallow until Bould’s wife contacted DAVE USHER, producer and a partner in the Gillespie led short-lived DeeGee Records, about the possibility of issuing them.

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT : BATTLES LOST

 

Jazz is battling to stay alive.  So wot’s nu?  In the first half of 2015 we have lost and celebrated the contributions of artists and other progenitors of our art.  To wit (not in any particular order):  record company exec BRUCE LUNDVALL, multiple trumpeters CLARK TERRY & LEW SOLOFF, saxophonist and arranger BOB BELDEN, vocalist, guitarist, educator and poet JIM BARTOW, and innovative colossus, Pulitzer Prize awardee and MacArthur Fellow ORNETTE COLEMAN.

Along the way a special sidebar bow and shout-out to the family of MARGARET JUNTWAIT, the voice of WNYC’s Saturday afternoon opera broadcasts, a jazz devotee and daughter-in-law of our own Dick Katz.

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