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On the Other Hand

      On the Other Hand 10/19

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      Kevin Hays and Chiara Izzi: Across The Sea

      Encouraged by Quincy Jones, Italian singer Chiara Izzi moved to New York after winning the Montreux Vocal Competition. Izzi is backed on her breezy, pop-inflected second album by pianist Kevin...
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      Jazz: what a difference ney makes

      “I was able to dig deeper than before into my musical heritage” says bass guitarist Shez Raja of his current CD Tales From The Punjab, which was recorded in...

      Alt. takes 06/20

      I’ve been teaching Latin to my homeschooled son and he’s been helping me cut wood. Quid pro quo. Actually I give him more than a quid. It’s surprising how...

      Obituary: Don Weller

      Nice day for Al Grey

      The Inconvenient Lonnie Johnson

      Author, musician and academic Julia Simon argues the case in her book that Alonzo “Lonnie” Johnson is inconvenient for scholars for a variety of reasons; not least of which...

      JJ 01/61: Thelonious Monk – At Town Hall

      After listening to the Ornette Cole­man disc reviewed above this sounds like a slice of traditionalism! But Monk can get far out, too, and after adjusting my ears I...

      Thelonious Monk Quartet: Live

      I saw Monk in concert three times: first with his quartet at Jazz Expo 69, then with the Giants of Jazz in 1971 and 1972. I had originally found...