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Freddie Hubbard – A Preface On How We Met

By Benny Green Freddie Hubbard was booked as a special guest with Art Blakey for a reunion with the Jazz Messengers in the Netherlands during the late fall of 1988. He was scheduled to sit-in with the band for a pair of concerts, followed by a scaled-down faction of the band recording a studio album […]

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Commentary 12.19.19

2020 IS THE CHARLIE PARKER CENTENNIAL There are already quite a number of musical projects commemorating the fact that 2020 is the centennial year of the birth of CHARLIE PARKER (who was born on August 29, 1920 in Kansas City, Kansas). One particular recording project by Bobby Watson, Vincent Herring, and Gary Bartz (“Bird at […]

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Review: Bobby Watson, MADE IN AMERICA

Artist: Bobby WAtson Album: Made in america © Copyright 2017 – Bobby Watson Smoke Sessions Records – 2017 Reviewed By Scott Yanow Jazz Artistry Now – Altoist Bobby Watson will probably always be best known for his association with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (1977-81) but he has had a long and wide-ranging career. While he […]

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Review: Common Quartet, THE HIVE

  Artist: Common Quartet Album: The Hive © Copyright 2017 – Common Quartet Stop Time Records – 888295437349 Reviewed By Christopher Burnett Jazz Artistry Now – In an age where access to all types of media and information is voluminous, it can be easy to overlook something unique or new. For artists, the dilemma can […]