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Weather Report’s Birdland and Jazz Fusion

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC+0)
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Jazz-fusion “Birdland” was written using brand new elaborate musical technology in the 1970s

New Albums by Marcus Miller, Mike Stern

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 3:41 pm (UTC+0)
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Marcus Miller and Mike Stern are two acclaimed guitarists who performed with trumpet legend Miles Davis

Ron Carter, a Prolific, Smart and Funky Jazz Artist

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 7:22 pm (UTC+0)
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He is the world’s most prolific jazz bassist with more than 2,000 recordings under his belt

Music When You Want It: Ornette Coleman’s Free Jazz

Posted March 24th, 2011 at 1:57 pm (UTC+0)
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It was in 1959 when famed American Alto Saxophonist Ornette Coleman walked into a Los Angeles studio and pioneered a new form of Jazz

Spalding Wins, Makes Music History

Posted February 15th, 2011 at 7:18 pm (UTC+0)
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Esperanza Spalding makes history at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, becoming the first-ever jazz artist to win “Best New Artist” of the year

Grammy & Esperanza Spalding

Posted February 13th, 2011 at 2:18 am (UTC+0)
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Will Esperanza Spalding win her first Grammy for the Best New Artist?

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