Prolific Jazz Drummer Ralph Peterson, Jr. Has Died At 58

Ralph Peterson Jr., a prolific drummer and bandleader, died today (March 1) at the age of 58 in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. His publicist reported that his death is attributed to complications from cancer. Known for his hard-bop drumming style and exciting arrangements, Peterson was a highly sought-after drummer in jazz. He was a prominent drummer […]

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10 Albums Released In 1959 That Changed Jazz Forever

The year 1959 began with news that shook the world. On January 2, 1959, the Soviet Union rocketed the Lunik 1 space capsule into the sky. Awakening a new conscious in the world that included dual aspects of the promise of space travel and an increase threat from the Cold War. The year 1959 also […]

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7 New Historical Jazz Collections That Will Make Great Holiday Gifts

With the advent of digital music streaming, it may seem the idea of jazz collections and box sets may not be as popular as in years past.  However, this may be a special year.  With some holiday gift jazz collections ideas for the discriminating jazz lover who will cherish such possessions. What makes these great […]

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