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  • Ed Cassidy dies at 89; drummer for band Spirit

    Ed Cassidy dies at 89; drummer for band Spirit
    Ed Cassidy, the drummer whose musical background influenced the jazz-tinged sound of the band Spirit, which emerged in the late 1960s as one of the West Coast's premier rock groups, has died. He was 89. Cassidy died Thursday of cancer at an assisted...
  • With a New Album in the Works, the Isaac Young Quartet Head to Arch Street in Hartford

    With a New Album in the Works, the Isaac Young Quartet Head to Arch Street in Hartford
    Isaac Young Quartet Opening for Marco Benevento, Dec. 13, 9 p.m., $12-$15, Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) 246-7610, manicproductions.org.   The jazz world is roomy, with many corners to explore. There's the academic scene, always...
  • A rosy new stage for Sugar Blue

    A rosy new stage for Sugar Blue
    These are very sweet days for Sugar Blue. In a few months, he'll be a father once more, his wife and bass player Ilaria Lantieri expecting their first child together in late May or early June. In the meantime, the two — who own a home in...
  • Influences: Jazz composer and bass player Stanley Clarke

     
    Jazz composer and bass player Stanley Clarke shares his musical influences...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' on A&E

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 27 - June 2 in PDF format TV listings for the week of May 27 - June 2 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies......
  • Lady Liberty

     
    Jazz is only the beginning for Esperanza Spalding...
  • CONCERT REVIEW:Phil Woods' legacy alive in younger wind players...

     
    Phil Woods did not play as many notes Thursday night, during his performance in Easton, as he did during his days with Benny Goodman and Dizzy Gillespie. But the notes that he played with pupils, Nelson Hill and Jay Rattman, were precise punches....
  • Ron Carter Trio plays Yale University's Sprague Hall in New Haven on March 23

    Ron Carter Trio plays Yale University's Sprague Hall in New Haven on March 23
    One of the best jazz re-issues from last year was Columbia/Legacy's Live in Europe 1967, a 3-CD/DVD package that captured Miles Davis' Second Great Quintet — Davis, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter and...
  • Von Freeman, Chicago jazz legend, dead at 88

    Von Freeman, Chicago jazz legend, dead at 88
    Revered around the world but never a major star, worshipped by critics and connoisseurs but perpetually strapped for cash, the towering Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman practically went out of his way to avoid commercial success. When trumpeter Miles...
  • 'Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963' by Kevin Starr

    With the publication of "Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963," Kevin Starr -- now university professor and professor of history at USC and state librarian of California emeritus -- has completed his transformation from the state'...
  • Are you a 'jazz nerd'? Jason Marsalis revisits and clarifies the term

     
    In the wake of causing a minor firestorm in the online jazz community last month with a playful video decrying the influence of "jazz nerds," drummer Jason Marsalis e-mailed me a clarification this morning that both expands on the definition,......