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Ross Porter Interviews Archie Alleyne

Archie Alleyne

Archie Alleyne is one of Canada’s best known, best loved jazz drummers. He’s played with great vocalists like Billie Holiday and Jackie Richardson, is leader of the hard bop band Kollage and was Music Director of Jazz Lives last year at Convocation Hall where he performed in front of 1600 jazz fans.

"Flip Flop And Fly...Forty Years of the Downchild Blues Band" A feature documentary with Dan Aykroyd

Downchild Blues Band

Premiering on TMN and Movie Central across Canada Saturday December 4th, 6:25 PM EST

Toronto – November 18, 2010 – Flip Flop and Fly is a live concert/documentary that celebrates the 40 year career of Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh and the legendary Downchild Blues Band. Downchild has had a huge impact on Canadian and American musical culture but to-date, this impact has been overlooked by pop culture historians. “Flip Flop and Fly” will right that wrong!

Dispelling Myths About Jazz and Race

Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet (The Scarecrow Press)

By Jacob Teichroew, Jazz Guide.

Randall Sandke, best known as a trumpeter who excels in traditional styles of jazz as well as his own metatonal harmonic approach, reexamines widely held beliefs about the roles that race has played throughout jazz history in his book Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meet (The Scarecrow Press).

10 Great Songs for Getting into Jazz

10 Great Songs for Getting into Jazz

Carl Whitaker from associatedcontent.com writes,

"For those of you who want to uncover new songs and enjoy the freshness of discovery."

Nonesuch Releases Brad Mehldau's "Live in Marciac" January 11; Available for Pre-Order

Nonesuch Releases Brad MehldauÂ’s

Nonesuch Records releases Brad Mehldau’s Live in Marciac—a two CD, one DVD live album of a solo performance—on January 11, 2011. The recording was made at the Jazz in Marciac festival in France and includes original tunes by Mehldau as well as interpretations of songs by Kurt Cobain, Lennon/McCartney, Cole Porter, Radiohead, and others. The album is now available for pre-order in the Nonesuch Store. Mehldau’s Highway Rider receives its New York premiere in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall tonight.

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