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Making swing matter

There is a common phrase in jazz: swing. The concept carries such a powerful charge that musicians often gain the respect of their peers based on their ability to swing. 825 more words


wolf out, The Bad Plus

Anyone with an interest in modern jazz has at least heard of this genre-defying trio. For those who have been sleeping, this video from a 2004 concert at the Village Vanguard is fairly good quality youtube footage and a good place to start. 60 more words


Art of the trio

Last night’s performance by the Brad Mehldau trio demonstrated beautifully the validity of improvised music in the bare-bones format of the jazz trio. Playing a well-balanced mix of new originals and pop covers, ranging from Charlie Parker’s Cheryl to The Beatles’ And I Love Her, the trio took on every song with unrelenting commitment, tasteful musicianship and a sense of drama that pulled me into the music and never let go. 590 more words


Claude Bolling, Rampal, Lagoya - Picnic Suite

Claude Bolling, Rampal, Lagoya – Picnic Suite
FLAC, EAC, LOG & CUE | Lossless Artwork | Size: 259 MB
Label/Cat#: CBS Masterworks MK 35864 | Country/Year: US 198_… 335 more words