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Estonia’s Estrada Orchestra are a funky jazz combo that blends the best of groups the The James Taylor Quartet with the soundtrack to the old Starsky & Hutch TV series.
We send a mountain of respect to Charif Megarbane, head honcho of the Cosmic Analog Ensemble, for producing an album that combines the best of jazz, funk, noir, soundtrack music and deep groove. We’re looking forward to more from him!
Cezary Lerski lived in Los Angeles last I remember, and his label should be sainted for providing so many re-releases of classic Polish Jazz. This new series is being handled by Languidity Records, and they also do amazing work. Liza Premiyak of The Calvert Journal has more here.
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley was under the influence of North African music during this time period, and one of the musicians featured in this recording, Joe Zawinul, would go on to play with both Miles Davis and Weather Report, a band he formed in the 1970s.
“The fiddling Viking,” Svend Asmussen, passed away yesterday at age 100. He’s shown here playing the Russian standard, “Dark Eyes.”
We highlight some of the most notable jazz releases of the last three months. via The Summer in Jazz Releases — Bandcamp Daily
Source: KQED Arts, Bobby Hutcherson passed away at age 75 after a long battle with emphysema. Introduced to the Blue Note fold by veteran alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, Hutcherson quickly joined a loose confederation of creatively ambitious New York musicians inspired by the rhythmic and harmonic innovations of free jazz patriarch Ornette Coleman but dedicated […] …
https://ia801503.us.archive.org/10/items/14TFJH2016/14TFJH2016.mp3 Taran Singh operates one of the best jazz podcasts going today. Consider subscribing to his feed, as his programs are full of classic gems and some beautiful racket.
Clarinetist Louis Sclavis was one of my first exposures to this kind of music. It was through a magazine that included a free CD that I first heard his music, and I’ve remained mesmerized ever since.