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    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.

    Brad Mehldau Premieres "Highway Rider" with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

    Brad Mehldau Premieres

    Brad Mehldau's Highway Rider receives its world premiere performance tonight and Saturday at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis. Mehldau will perform with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Jeff Ballard, Larry Grenadier, Joshua Redman, and Matt Chamberlain. "Mehldau has built a career on mixing musical styles and influences into something celebrated as distinctly original," says the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "He has put that aesthetic to particular work in his newest album Highway Rider, a piece that flexes Mehldau's composing muscles as much as it does his jazz piano acumen." The New York Times calls it " this year’s most luxurious jazz release.

    Scratching Under the Vinyl Era

    Warner Music

    The New York Times writes,

    "Warner Music Group is undertaking an ambitious project to inspect and catalogue the contents of the company’s nearly 100,000 boxes from warehouses around the globe, whose accumulated photographs and other memorabilia track popular music from the Edwardian and Victorian ages to disco and jazz, from Beethoven to Miles Davis."

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