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Q&A: Choreographer Donald Byrd

Dallas — With a dance career spanning more than four decades, half of which he spent running Donald Byrd/The Group, as well as receiving international frame for the… 1,675 more words

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We seem to be indulging ourselves with music from the 1970’s at the moment. Check this out, been on repeat for a week now. It’s kinda of acid jazz disco, with a bit psychedelia. 8 more words


Dexter Gordon: One Flight Up (1964) Blue Note

An LJC follower wondered why I had omitted to cover this excellent Dexter Gordon title. I couldn’t think of a convincing answer, so here it is,  hot from the LJC collection. 1,222 more words

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Andre's Amazon Archive for 9/6/2014: 'Chameleon' by Harvey Mason

Only in recent years have I come to realize just how significant Harvey Mason is to the progression of jazz-funk on through “chill” and into the modern expansive era of the jazz idiom. 535 more words