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Thursday, August 21

Happy Birthday Count Basie and Art Farmer!


Find out more about Bill "Count" Basie by clicking here.

Find out more about trumpeter Art Farmer by clicking here.






Tuesday, August 19

Happy Birthday to Spokane's own Jimmy Rowles!


Born: August 19, 1918 | Died: May 28, 1996

Jimmy Rowles was born in Spokane, Washington, August 19, 1918. Inspired by Andy Kirk, Dick Wilson and Jimmy Lunceford.         Jimmy began his professional career in 1935. By 1941, he was playing with Lee and Lester Young and the great Billie Holiday. Establishing himself in jazz, Rowles' career brought him recognition and respect as a master jazz pianist and a five-time Grammy nominee.

Monday, August 18

Review - Tony Kadleck Big Band

For the All About Jazz review, click here.

Friday, August 15

Happy Birthday Oscar Peterson!

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Born: August 15, 1925 | Died: December 23, 2007  

One of the most admired pianists in jazz, Oscar Peterson has rightfully claimed the same sort of status as earlier greats such as James P. Johnson, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Fats Waller, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, and Bill Evans. Possibly the most successful artist produced by Canada, he appeared on well over 200 albums spanning six decades and won numerous awards, including eight Grammys. During his career he performed and recorded with, among others, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker. He was beyond doubt an authentic jazz piano virtuoso, with a remarkable and prolific legacy of recordings and performances.(Courtesy of All About Jazz)

Thursday, January 30

Happy Birthday Roy Eldridge!


Read up on this great trumpet player here.

Tuesday, January 28

Cd review - Helen Sung "Anthem For A New Day"

Helen Sung: Anthem For A New Day

Read the All About Jazz review of Helen Sung's latest release "Anthem for A New Day"

Tuesday, January 21

Today in Jazz


Happy Birthday Jason Moran!




Historical Recordings

Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (1949)
Milt Jackson - Ballads and Blues (1956)
The Arrival of Victor Feldman (1958) 
Miles Davis - E.S.P. (1965)
William Parker - Through Acceptance of the Mystery Peace (1979)
Ed Schuller - The Eleventh Hour (1991)