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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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Defeating The Jazz Zombies: America’s Music Is Alive & Well — These 7 Artists Are Proof

Jazz has a zombie problem. Musicians who’ve been dead for decades continue to stalk the commercial landscape, grabbing listeners new to the genre before they…
Phil Freeman | September 12, 2016 - 11:21 am

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Hear Thelonious Monk’s Unreleased Version Of “Nutty” From Lost Album Mønk

There's nothing like a lost album to pique your interest about a legend of jazz. If you're as ignorant about the genre as I am,…
Chris DeVille | September 4, 2018 - 2:24 pm

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Defeating The Jazz Zombies: America’s Music Is Alive & Well — These 7 Artists Are Proof

Jazz has a zombie problem. Musicians who’ve been dead for decades continue to stalk the commercial landscape, grabbing listeners new to the genre before they…
Phil Freeman | September 12, 2016 - 11:21 am