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  • Rashied Ali dies at 76; free-jazz drummer backed John Coltrane

    Rashied Ali, a free-jazz drummer who backed John Coltrane and accompanied him in a ground-breaking duet album in the final months of the jazz master's life, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 76. His wife, Patricia Ali, said he died at Manhattan's...
  • Who's playing South Florida?

    Medeski, Martin & Wood - 8 p.m. Jan. 3 at Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale. 18+. $30. Buy tickets here. Bryan Adams, 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets $48.50 to $59.50 at livenation....
  • Live review: A Night of the Beats at Disney Hall

     
    Bebop and beat intersect in an uneven pairing of musicians and poets. It was difficult to know what to expect going into the Night of the Beats concert at Disney Hall on Tuesday night. In this final performance in the......
  • Live review: Wadada Leo Smith and his Golden Quartet

     
    The trumpeter taps into Miles Davis' fire and finesse Saturday night at Barnsdall Gallery Theater. The spirit of Miles Davis was in the air at Barnsdall Gallery Theater on Saturday night. A genre deeply tied to its history, jazz is......
  • 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,......
  • Great jazz trumpeter, Indy native Freddie Hubbard dies at 70

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Freddie Hubbard, the Grammy-winning jazz musician whose blazing virtuosity influenced a generation of trumpet players and who collaborated with such greats as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, died Monday, a month...
  • Jazz, Baby

    Jazz, Baby
    His magazine was approaching its fifth birthday, and Hugh Hefner wanted to celebrate in a big way. The founder of Playboy does not think small, so in August of 1959, he had George Wein—impresario of the Newport Jazz Festival—create a weekend of music....