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Charlie Haden Dies at 77

“No other instrument in jazz is more essential than the bass, both backbone and heartbeat, and Haden is its master.” – Francis Davis, The Atlantic Monthly Time Magazine has hailed jazz legend Charlie Haden as “one of the most restless, gifted, and intrepid players in all of jazz.” Haden’s career …

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Gilles Peterson storms the Brazilian music scene with Sonzeira: Brasil Bam Bam Bam

By John Stevenson Sonzeira: Brasil Bam Bam Bam, Gilles Peterson’s most recent recording project, is yet another product of his fascination with Brazilian music and culture. The album, recorded in Brazil, cuts across a wide swathe of styles and genres, fusing old-school sambas and jazz-funk and features the most exciting …

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Black Passports: Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment

Black Passports: Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment Music: Les Nubians and Dizzy Gillespie. This 6-minute video outlines contents of the book Black Passports and weaves together visuals of African American world travelers with locations they visited. http://www.professorevans.net/videos.html (Formats: YouTube, Vimeo, & Download) BOOK DESCRIPTION (SUNY, 2014) Black …

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