Category Archives: Bands

Jazz at Massey Hall Brings Together Jazz Greats For Our Listening Pleasure

Jazz at Massey Hall from The Quintet often appears reissued under the name “The Greatest Concert Ever.” It features an all star lineup of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach. Some 15 years before this … Continue reading

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Take a “Time Out” to Listen to the Dave Brubek Quartet Top Selling Album

Recognized as one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, the 1959 Dave Brubek Quartet album Time Out is a subtle unity of cool and West Coast jazz. Despite receiving negative reviews upon its release from critics, Colombian president … Continue reading

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Get On Your Feet And Dance While Enjoying Duke Ellington’s Ellington at Newport

Often regarded as the best performance of his career, in 1956, Duke Ellington and his band recorded their historic concert at the Newport Jazz Festival, revitalizing Ellington’s waning career. Jazz promoter George Wein describes the 1956 concert as “the greatest … Continue reading

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Jazz Gets Contemporary With Acid Jazz

I think anyone and everyone that likes music, or who has a particular musical genre preference, can admit that sometimes the same music gets stale. You hear the same songs over and over again and begin to feel your passion … Continue reading

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The Love Is Right Here For The Black Eyed Peas

I was working up a sweat in my kickboxing class the first time I heard the Black Eye Peas song “I Gotta Feeling.”  I didn’t realize this dance music was created by the ever so popular Black Eyed Peas, who … Continue reading

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Blue Lines From Massive Attack Offers Up Big Shoes To Fill

Blue Lines, released in April of 1991, is the debut Album of the British electronic group Massive Attack, and is considered to be one of the greatest techno albums of all time. Released by Virgin Records, Blue Lines is generally … Continue reading

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John Patitucci’s “Remembrance” Yet Another Hit for the Grammy Award Winner

When John Patitucci first picked up the electric bass at the age of ten, there was no telling what level of success he would attain in his lifetime. A superstar from the get-go, he began composing and performing just two … Continue reading

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