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Oliver Nelson "Rhubarb"

Oliver Nelson crushes his latest single, and the vibe is just unreal. For those of you who think disco is dead, think again!


On Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch!

The avant-garde reedist’s iconic outing for Blue Note Records was recorded on this day in 1964

On this day in 1964, Eric Dolphy entered Rudy Van Gelder… 436 more words

365 Days of Album Recommendations - Jan 17

Oliver Nelson – The Blues and The Abstract Truth

The blues can be so much, mean so much, do so much. The blues of Charley Patton and Sleepy John Estes. 372 more words

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The Great Compositions by Tadd Dameron(3)

January 18.2017

Not only Tadd Dameron composed “If You Could See Me Now” for Sarah Vaughan, but he also did the orchestral arrangement.

Sarah Vaughan’s 1946 original recording was released through Musicraft Records. 230 more words


Grover Washington Jr.


Robert Palmer of Rolling Stone called Grover Washington, Jr., “the most popular saxophonist working in a jazz-fusion idiom.” And because of Washington’s great success some critics have downgraded his music, calling it bland, too commercial, and not real jazz.

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Funky Friday: It's A New Day - Let A Man Come In

Call it laziness, call it going back to the well or the source, or call it whatever you want. I’m going to feature James Brown once again. 604 more words