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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

Tony Williams, Drummer Extraordinaire with China Connection

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 6:56 pm (UTC+0)
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The innovative drummer known for control of sticks and use of polyrhythms and metric modulation in jazz

Jeff Lorber Fusion’s Galaxy

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 6:38 pm (UTC+0)
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This new album is sort of a further evolution of the concept that this keyboardist-composer started with hit 2010 CD, ‘Now Is The Time’

Guitarist Al Di Meola’s European Jazz Tour

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC+0)
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The blazing jazz fusion guitarist is nominated for the upcoming Latin GRAMMY for ‘Best Instrumental’ Recording

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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Diaa BekheetCairo native Diaa Bekheet has worked for a host of media outlets, including Radio Cairo in English, ETV News, Deutsche Presse-Agentur and the Associated Press. He joined VOA in Feb. 1989, hosting a variety of popular news and entertainment shows for the former Arabic Service such as Radio Ride Across America, Business Week, and Jazz Club USA. He has interviewed a number of Jazz celebrities, including the legendary Dizzy Gillespie. Diaa is currently an editor for our main English site, VOAnews.com.

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