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  • El hablador del jazz latino

    El hablador del jazz latino
    Poncho Sánchez ha recorrido el mundo como embajador del jazz latino. Pero últimamente se ha convertido en un historiador que busca llevar a sus seguidores a donde todo comenzó. Eso sería la ciudad de Nueva York en 1947, poco después del encuentro entre...
  • En Cartelera: Películas premiadas, Chico y Rita – In the Darkness

    En Cartelera: Películas premiadas, Chico y Rita – In the Darkness
    Chico & Rita *** 1/2 Hace una década Fernando Trueba generó una inusitada atención mundial hacia el jazz latino después que estrenó Calle 54, cinta que dio pantalla a los principales artífices de esa expresión musical. Ahora el cineasta español trae...
  • The Valley Line: Mus/ique supplies hot music on cool evening

    The Valley Line: Mus/ique supplies hot music on cool evening
    Oh my, I've been loving this weather. Coastal eddy can come and stay for the entire summer. These cool mornings are divine, and the air smells so sweet. Speaking of fragrances, the other night I was held hostage in my car for nearly 40 minutes because...
  • 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...
  • Pianist Emery Smith To Close 'Baby Grand' Jazz Series

    Pianist Emery Smith To Close 'Baby Grand' Jazz Series
    As one of the last living participants in Hartford's exuberant Golden Age of Jazz after World War II — an era when future giants Horace Silver and Gigi Gryce graced the swinging club scene in the North End — pianist Emery Austin Smith is...
  • Jazz meets classics: A Chicago pianist teams with Orion Ensemble

    Jazz meets classics: A Chicago pianist teams with Orion Ensemble
    When Chicago pianist Miguel de la Cerna was growing up on the South Side, the sound of jazzand blues, gospel and funk, R&B and soul was everywhere. It blasted out of clubs and apartments, car radios and storefronts, inspiring a kid growing up near 41st...
  • Snooks Eaglin dies 72; blind musician was a New Orleans legend

    Snooks Eaglin dies 72; blind musician was a New Orleans legend
    R&B singer and guitarist Snooks Eaglin, a New Orleans legend who counted platinum-selling rockers among his fans, has died. He was 72. The blind musician died Wednesday of a heart attack at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans after falling ill and...
  • Louie Bellson dies at 84; Duke Ellington called him 'the world's greatest drummer'

    Louie Bellson, a jazz drummer and bandleader who combined remarkable instrumental virtuosity with far-ranging compositional skills, has died. He was 84. According to his wife, Francine, Bellson died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
  • George Russell dies at 86; composer influenced the evolution of jazz

    George Russell dies at 86; composer influenced the evolution of jazz
    George Russell, a composer, educator and theorist who had a powerful effect on the jazz forms and methods that have evolved from the 1950s to the present, has died. He was 86. A MacArthur Foundation Award winner, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz...
  • PASSINGS

    Edward V. Hanrahan Ex-Illinois prosecutor Edward V. Hanrahan, 88, a former Cook County state's attorney in Illinois whose political career was ruined when Chicago police assigned to his office killed two members of the Black Panther Party in 1969,...
  • Soupy Sales dies at 83; slapstick comic had hit TV show in 1960s

    Soupy Sales dies at 83; slapstick comic had hit TV show in 1960s
    Soupy Sales, a comic with a gift for slapstick who attained cult-like popularity in the 1960s with a pie-throwing routine that became his signature, has died. He was 83. Sales had numerous ailments and died Thursday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, said...
  • John Densmore's jazz education

    John Densmore's jazz education
    THE GREAT jazz drummer Elvin Jones carried on a constant musical conversation with John Coltrane. It inspired me to have that kind of dialogue with Jim Morrison. Not that I was in Elvin's league, but his courage gave me the "huevos" to stop the steady...