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Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – July 2017

Joe Fields died earlier this month, on 7/12. He was 88. You've probably never heard of him; I hadn't until the news of his death…
Phil Freeman | July 21, 2017 - 1:37 pm

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Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – June 2017

The Vision Festival is a totally unique event on the New York jazz scene. Every year, Patricia Nicholson-Parker (wife of bassist William Parker) and the…
Phil Freeman | June 23, 2017 - 10:49 am

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Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – May 2017

Do you buy CD box sets? (Please answer in the comments; I'm genuinely curious.) I do. In the last couple of years, I've probably bought…
Phil Freeman | May 19, 2017 - 9:57 am

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Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – April 2017

On March 27, a little less than a week after last month’s Ugly Beauty was published, alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe died. This wasn’t a surprise…
Phil Freeman | April 21, 2017 - 12:27 pm

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Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – March 2017

If you don't follow Jazz Twitter, you probably missed the biggest (well, loudest, anyway) jazz story of the month. About three weeks ago, pianist Ethan…
Phil Freeman | March 24, 2017 - 9:35 am

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Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – February 2017

February is Black History Month, so let's talk about blackness in jazz. That'll be fun, right?
Phil Freeman | February 24, 2017 - 11:19 am

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Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – January 2017

Welcome to Stereogum’s monthly jazz column! Jazz has an amazing and exhaustively documented past; classic albums are constantly being reissued, and newly discovered live recordings…
Phil Freeman | January 20, 2017 - 10:01 am