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Jazz in Pop: John Pizzarelli’s Double Exposure

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC+0)
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A flamboyant guitarist proving the idea that jazz and pop can co-exist.

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Grover Washington Jr.’s Just the Two of Us

Posted March 27th, 2012 at 1:44 pm (UTC+0)
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Many of Grover’s albums successfully proved that he was a new force in jazz, soul and R&B

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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

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Lester Young’s Smooth Tone

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 8:48 pm (UTC+0)
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Many saxophonists have copied his improvisational smooth tone and relaxed lyrical style

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Keiko Matsui’s Rose in Morocco

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 3:43 pm (UTC+0)
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sensation Matsui’s blend of eastern flair music and American jazz is introspective and soothing

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Whitney Houston Smooth Jazz Tribute

Posted February 23rd, 2012 at 8:59 pm (UTC+0)
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One of the great female vocalists of our time falls silent

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Tim Hagans, The Moon is Waiting

Posted February 20th, 2012 at 8:33 pm (UTC+0)
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Hard bop trumpeter will be awarded an honorary doctorate of music from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki

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Karen Briggs, the Queen of Violin

Posted February 10th, 2012 at 1:14 am (UTC+0)
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From Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, to the Acropolis in Greece, to the Taj Mahal in India: Karen Briggs proved to be one of the best solo jazz violinists in the world

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Iconic American pianist Ahmad Jamal

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 8:54 pm (UTC+0)
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Best-known for his distinctive piano improvisations, Jamal still plays music with the same energy, elegance and sophistication at the age of 82

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Rez Abbasi’s Jazz & Qawwali Music Mix

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 2:34 pm (UTC+0)
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Rez Abbasi is a tour de force and his creative music mix will surely help popularize jazz in South Asia

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