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Posts tagged with Jazz

‘Mingus’: What Happened When Joni Mitchell Met A Jazz Legend
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‘Mingus’: What Happened When Joni Mitchell Met A Jazz Legend

A unique collaboration between Joni Mitchell and Charles Mingus, ‘Mingus’ was the crowning album in an innovative period of creativity.

Deluxe Edition Of ‘Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk’ Due Out In May

Deluxe Edition Of ‘Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk’ Due Out In May

Set for release on 20 May, the record's new edition will include a selection of previously unreleased outtakes.

‘Song To A Seagull’: The Story Behind Joni Mitchell’s Debut Flight
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‘Song To A Seagull’: The Story Behind Joni Mitchell’s Debut Flight

Far from a regular ‘folk’ album, Joni Mitchell’s debut, ‘Song To A Seagull’, explored her voracious exploratory impulse.

‘Both Sides Now’: Behind Joni Mitchell’s Mature Masterpiece Album
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‘Both Sides Now’: Behind Joni Mitchell’s Mature Masterpiece Album

With her ‘Both Sides Now’ album of 2000, Joni Mitchell looked to songbooks of the past in order to demonstrate her interpretative prowess.

‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter’: How Joni Mitchell Threw Herself Into Jazz
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‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter’: How Joni Mitchell Threw Herself Into Jazz

With the double-album ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter’, Joni Mitchell embraced jazz to fascinating and exploratory effect.

Best Jazz Musicians: 20 Revolutionary Talents That Changed The World
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Best Jazz Musicians: 20 Revolutionary Talents That Changed The World

From dazzling hornblowers to soulful singers and visionary composers, the best jazz musicians were innovators who expanded the genre.

Dr Lonnie Smith, Master Of The Hammond Organ, Dies At 79

Dr Lonnie Smith, Master Of The Hammond Organ, Dies At 79

Dr Lonnie Smith, Hammond organ legend and NEA Jazz Master, has died at the age of 79 at his home in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.

Alfred ‘Pee Wee’ Ellis, Former James Brown Band Leader, Dies Aged 80

Alfred ‘Pee Wee’ Ellis, Former James Brown Band Leader, Dies Aged 80

Alfred 'Pee Wee Ellis', songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and former James Brown band leader, has died aged 80.

The Vault… Old Friends 4 Sale: Unlocking Prince’s Lesser-Known Jazz-Pop Gems
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The Vault… Old Friends 4 Sale: Unlocking Prince’s Lesser-Known Jazz-Pop Gems

Released years after his dispute with Warner Bros, ‘The Vault… Old Friends 4 Sale’ hinted at some of the paths Prince could have taken.

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