Hard Bop Is Alive And Well - No Need For An Apology

hardbopThere is a tendency in some zones of the jazz world to devalue what can be loosely described as earlier styles. This particularly so by a certain species of jazz critic who want to proclaim that they are riding on and perhaps exclusively appreciating the...

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Drummer Moe Green asked why so few band play Jelly Roll Morton compositions

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The question Moe Green poses about the absence of compositions of Jelly Roll Morton in the repertoire of the performing bands is one that has interested me from time to time.

Let me say that I have a great admiration for both Jelly Roll Morton and his...

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Croatian jazz great Petrovic dies at 75

ZAGREB (AFP) – Croatian jazz great Bosko PetrovicBosko Petrovic, who has played and recorded with many international stars, died here Monday at the age of 75, the national musicians' association said.

Petrovic, born in 1935 in the northern town of Bjelovar, was a...

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The First Valamar Jazz Festival. Porec, Istria, Croatia

Festival Diary 9th. of July 2010

Porec is a town located on the west coast of Istria. Due to its extraordinary geographical position, its natural attractions and cultural monuments, Porec is today one of the most important touristic sites in Croatia. The...

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The First Valamar Jazz Festival. Porec, Istria, Croatia. Festival Diary

July 8th. 2010

Long drive from Brussels 1350 km. Just to add to the joys blew out a rear tyre on the car around 6.00am en route to Stuttgart. The wheel having been put on at a tyre centre and the bolts tightened with Valamar Jazz Festival a pneumatic device - impossible to...

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