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Lee Zimmerman Travis Edward Pike’s follow-up memoir reveals a reservoir of craft and creativity

Travis Edward Pike’s follow-up to his earlier musical memoir describes his artistic development while sharing the stories of his performances over the course of a storied decade. 30 more words

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On the Sunny Side of the Street

Jimmy McHugh was a successful New York City-based songwriter in the 1920s. He wrote for the best of the best and was living the good life. 486 more words

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This week’s show is from the archives, but if you’re looking for a good fight, maybe even the fight of the century, you won’t want to miss it.  52 more words

Jazz Vocals

HOME, LIKE DYING EMBERS (part 3)

When a trumpet player throws his lungs into a tune, he’s not just playing, he is breathing out the music. Miles Davis once said: Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there. 1,601 more words

“I’m the kind of person who jumps around when he talks because everything is connected.”

— Wayne Shorter, qtd. in The Washington Post

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Oxford students to put on jazz show

This story originally appeared in the Dec. 12 issue of the Oxford Leader. Photos by myself. 

Jazz, especially live jazz, is always a surprise. Musicians who play music’s most rebellious genre pride themselves on being able to turn a song on its head, and Oxford High School’s jazz program teaches students that skill. 448 more words