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      Thelonious Monk: Monk’s Music, Featuring John Coltrane

      The sessions included here use four of the most distinguished jazz players who all play at their routine best – Monk, Trane, Hawk and Blakey (Monk had recently made...

      Farewell, Dr. Lonnie

      With the passing of Dr. Lonnie Smith on 28 September 2021 at his home in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the jazz world bade farewell to a true legend. The cause...

      Still Clinging To The Wreckage 04/22

      Art Blakey grew up in Pittsburgh, one of the toughest cities, during one of the hardest times endured in America. During his childhood and youth he lived through a...


      Hidden Man – My Many Musical Lives

      Hidden? Well, not anymore, if he ever was. He has been well known in music and entertainment circles for many years for his composing, arranging and performing skills. A...

      JJ 04/71: Lightly & Politely

      —1250— AH, SOUL!'Young black people today grow up with no knowledge of black jazz, of the great Fletcher Henderson band, the poetry of Fats Waller, the rhythmic complexity of...

      Green Book

      Fifty-six years after LBJ officially ended racial discrimination in the USA with the pen-stroke that signed the Civil Rights Act, the years immediately preceding February 1964 are still being...

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