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Tony Gieske, writer

(Tony Gieske died this past February, aged 82.)

Tony Gieske is gone.

So sorry to hear this. Heartbreaking even. Great guy, hardworking journalist, wonderful story teller. 710 more words

All Jazz And The Jazzoid

An Appreciation: Devon Wendell and Don Heckman Remember Tony Gieske

By Devon “Doc” Wendell

Tony Gieske was right there amongst the greats that I grew up worshiping. He had photographed, Interviewed, or reviewed the masters like John Coltrane, Lee Morgan, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie to name just a few. 725 more words

Don Heckman

Live Jazz: The Billy Childs Jazz Chamber Ensemble at Vitello's

By Tony Gieske

Billy Childs comes right out and admits it: He was inspired by Laura Nyro.  He liked her collaboration with Alice Coltrane on… 193 more words

Live - Jazz

Live Music: The Victor Wooten Band at Catalina Bar & Grill

By Tony Gieske

You and I and the other jazz purists might never have heard of Victor Wooten, but the dude has won five Grammys and during the fiery furnace that was his engagement at Catalina’s last week, you could understand that. 236 more words

Live Music

Live Jazz: Bill Frisell at a UCLA Live concert in Royce Hall

By Tony Gieske

I never thought I would be bored at a Bill Frisell concert, but that is what happened to me at Royce Hall on Saturday night. 210 more words

Live - Jazz

Live Jazz: Dale Fielder at Vibrato Grill Jazz...etc.

By Tony Gieske

Every once in a while you get to hear some straight no rocks saxophone playing, and such was on tap, or perhaps uncorked would be a better term, when Dale Fielder played Vibrato on Friday. 235 more words

Live - Jazz

The Bill Holman Big Band at Vitello's

By Tony Gieske

The great Bill Holman writes all his own charts, as we know. So the bounty being bestowed from the bandstand at Vitello’s Monday night had mostly to do with the creative stovetop of the silver-haired bandleader drinking it all in as he stood a few feet away amid the tables. 242 more words