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The world of jazz mourned the loss of American pianist Geri Allen, who died on June 12th at the age of 60. Our good friends at La Montaña Rusa, one of Spain’s best jazz podcasts, offers a program in tribute to Geri here:
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
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.
Bernie Worrell, who helped shape the sounds of Parliament-Funkadelic, and added a rich, funky palette to the Talking Heads, has died of cancer. He was 72 years old.
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.
Thanks to ace typographer Nick Sherman for posting this classic from Nina Simone!