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  • Joe Byrd, bassist

    Joe Byrd, a bassist who was best known for collaborations with his guitarist brother Charlie and who helped introduce bossa nova-inflected jazz to the United States, died March 6 at Anne Arundel Medical Center from injuries suffered in a car accident that...
  • Review: A fascinating education in 'The Jazz Standards'

    Review: A fascinating education in 'The Jazz Standards'
    -------------------- The Jazz Standards A Guide to the Repertoire Ted Gioia Oxford University Press: 528 pp., $39.95 -------------------- I like jazz but I don't know much about it. Or perhaps I should say that I know what I like. Duke Ellington,...
  • Jazz-classical fusion a work in progress

    Jazz-classical fusion a work in progress
    Jazz people like to brag that their idiom is "America's classical music." But if you catch some of them in a certain mood, you'll find that they long to merge their art with what much of the Western world calls "classical music" — the idiom that...
  • The Sunday Conversation: Sergio Mendes

    The Sunday Conversation: Sergio Mendes
    Grammy winner Sergio Mendes, 70, one of Brazil's most famous exports, kicks off his 50th anniversary in the music business with a new album, "Celebration," compiling a half-century of hits; his first film score, the animated film "Rio"; and a special...
  • Bob Brookmeyer dies at 81; jazz trombonist, composer

    Bob Brookmeyer dies at 81; jazz trombonist, composer
    Bob Brookmeyer, a jazz trombonist, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from cutting-edge performances with Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz to innovative big band compositions and highly regarded classes at the New England...
  • Paul Motian dies at 80; jazz drummer and composer

    Paul Motian dies at 80; jazz drummer and composer
    Paul Motian, an influential and much-admired jazz drummer who first gained renown in the late 1950s as part of the Bill Evans Trio and later became a composer and the leader of his own groups, has died. He was 80. Motian died Tuesday at Mount Sinai...
  • Teddy Charles dies at 84; jazz vibraphonist and composer

    Teddy Charles dies at 84; jazz vibraphonist and composer
    Teddy Charles, a jazz vibraphonist who performed with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and other bebop-era jazz greats before becoming a charter boat captain in the Caribbean, died Monday at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead on New York's...
  • Mike Melvoin dies at 74; studio musician, composer

    Mike Melvoin dies at 74; studio musician, composer
    Mike Melvoin, a pianist/composer/arranger whose credits reach from Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson and the Beach Boys, and who was the first active musician to serve as national president of the Recording Academy, has died. He was 74. A...
  • Abbey Lincoln dies at 80; jazz singer, actress, civil rights advocate

    Abbey Lincoln dies at 80; jazz singer, actress, civil rights advocate
    Abbey Lincoln, an acclaimed jazz singer, songwriter and actress who evolved from a supper-club singer into a strong voice for civil rights, has died. She was 80. Lincoln died Saturday in a nursing home in New York, said Evelyn Mason, her niece. No...
  • Gabriel Alegria's concert: True to his joy

     
    Never had an exotic sound felt so familiar. The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet took its Allentown audience Friday on an exciting journey through the musical vistas of coastal Peru. Its sounds carried the colors of twilight at the ocean shore......
  • Jazz guitarist Anthony Wilson's thirst for beauty

     
    Mixing up jazz with the sound of Brazil hasn't been a terribly new idea since Stan Getz set the template with Joćo Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim in the early '60s. Yet L.A. guitarist Anthony Wilson has returned to that......
  • An Appreciation: Clarence Clemons

     
    An Appreciation for E Street Band sax man Clarence Clemons...