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Barbara Carroll (RCA Years)

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 14:12

R-7897121-1451202557-9510.jpegIn February, just after pianist Barbara Carroll's death, I posted a tribute in which I focused on the grace of her chord voicings and swing time in the early 1950s.

Dave Brubeck: Zurich '64

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 12:04

R-9385968-1480513899-3614.pngIn September 1964, the Dave Brubeck Quartet was in Zurich, Switzerland, on one of its countless tours of Europe.

Big Sid Catlett: 1944-46

Monday, 27 February 2017 10:55

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 3.06.46 PMBack in January, I posted on drummers Gene Krupa and Big Sid Catlett, whose styles were quite similar in their sharp, swinging tap-dance attack.

Larry Coryell in Cologne: 1994

Friday, 24 February 2017 13:14

In 1994, Larry Coryell was in Cologne, Germany, and performed with French guitarist Bireli Lagrene and the mighty Hungarian bassist Aladár Pege.

The Jazz Record Turns 100

Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:35

Screen Shot 2017-02-22 at 7.32.28 PMOn Sunday, Feb. 26, the jazz recording will celebrate its 100th anniversary. In 1917, the Original Dixieland Jass Band recorded two sides of a Victor 78rpm—Dixie Jass Band One-Step and Livery Stable Blues.

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