JazzNotes Vol 2: Jazz In The News

Links to stories about jazz in the news featuring Dave Liebman, Nat King Cole, Bill Frisell, Charlie Parker, and the Diva Orchestra.


For a New Live Recording, Dave Liebman Heads Back Out ‘On The Corner’

Dave Liebman’s legacy seemingly coalesced in an enthralling full-circle moment on Feb. 6, 2015, at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley. Along with Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin, Chester Thompson, Chris Walters and James DaSilva, Liebman reanimated Miles Davis’ On The Corner, a slinky fusion effort the reedist helped record in 1972. Beyond being a stellar recording, On The Corner Live! The Music Of Miles Davis (Ear Up) feels like a limitless time machine, something capable of seeing into the who, what and how of Liebman and Davis’ relationship.

Bill Frisell – “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away”

Bill Frisell, whose career as a pathbreaking guitarist spans more than 40 years, was born on this day (March 18) in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1951. …

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A Bird’s Life: How Charlie Parker Changed The Course Of Jazz History

Charlie Parker was one of the most important figures in the development of jazz and in particular Bop. His was a thoughtful kind of jazz, a …

Eden Ahbez with Nat King Cole

‘Nature Boy’: Eden Ahbez, the naked hobo whose wild life inspired Nat King Cole and charmed Hollywood

Eden Ahbez shunned clothing, lived under the …


No Man’s Band: All-Female Jazz Orchestras Then and NowWBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

“When I was younger,” Sherrie Maricle says, “it …

Celebrate International Women’s Day with These All-Female Ensembles

Today is International Women’s Day, a day for celebrating women’s achievement, raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality. At …

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