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Jazz December 2008 Archive


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Freddie Hubbard Dies at 70

Monday December 29, 2008
Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, jazz legend who played with Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, Wayne Shorter, Art Blakey, and countless others, passed away this morning at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, ... Read More

Hank Jones Wins Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Wednesday December 24, 2008
Pianist Hank Jones, who has played with virtually everyone from Coleman Hawkins to Joe Lovano, has been awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The prize will be presented on a ... Read More

Louis Armstrong Recites "The Night Before Christmas"

Wednesday December 24, 2008
Listen to Louis Armstrong reciting the poem "The Night Before Christmas," by Clement Moore. This was recorded on February 26th, 1971 at Armstrong's home in Corona, Queens, New York, just ... Read More

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Festival

Friday December 19, 2008
On January 9th through the 11th, Smalls Jazz in Manhattan's West Village will host the third annual Brooklyn Jazz Underground Festival. The collective output of the Brooklyn Jazz ... Read More

Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus Interviews Wynton Marsalis

Wednesday December 17, 2008
Ethan Iverson, the pianist in the ultra progressive trio The Bad Plus, interviewed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis earlier this year. Read the transcript on Iverson's blog, DO THE MATH. The influential and ... Read More

Summer Jazz For String Players

Friday December 12, 2008
This coming Summer, violin virtuoso Mark O'Connor will bring his renowned music camp to New York City for the first time. From July 27th through the 31st of 2009, he ... Read More

Freddie Hubbard in ICU

Sunday December 7, 2008
Circulating on the web are bits of news that trumpet legend Freddie Hubbard suffered heart failure last week and entered the intensive care unit in Sherman Oaks, California, where he ... Read More

Review of Wayne Shorter at Carnegie Hall

Friday December 5, 2008
Celebrating his 75th birthday year with a Carnegie Hall performance that featured his jazz compositions as well as a new work for wind quintet, Wayne Shorter gracefully ... Read More

Miguel Zenón at the Jazz Gallery

Wednesday December 3, 2008
Miguel Zenón, recent winner of the MacArthur "genius" grant, will perform Thursday through Saturday (December 4th - 6th) at the Jazz Gallery in Manhattan. He will be presenting music written ... Read More

Sonny Rollins - On the Road, On Video

Wednesday December 3, 2008
I've just posted my review of Sonny Rollins' October 28th, 2008 release, Road Shows, Vol. 1. The CD features live tracks, chosen by Rollins himself, recorded during some of his ... Read More

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