Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2014
19.1 - 19.1 2014, Australie
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Dizzy Gillespie Runs for US President, 1964. Promises to Make Miles Davis Head of the CIA
#ThrowbackThursday Dizzy Gillespie's little known presidential run in 1964...
A Talent That Bridged Genres: Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies
Saddened to hear of the passing of pianist, keyboard player and composer Joe Sample, a founding member of Jazz Crusaders who helped pioneer electronic jazz-funk fusion.
Crime Jazz: How Miles Davis, Count Basie & Duke Ellington Created Soundtracks for Noir Films & TV
“In movies and TV, jazz accompanied the entire sordid range of police-blotter behavior, from gambling, prostitution and drug addiction to theft, assault, murder and capital punishment.” - Alan Kurtz on Film Noir and Jazz
Esperanza Spalding (Afro Blue) International Jazz Day Global Concert 2013
Bring in the weekend with Afro Blue recorded at International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert 2013 in Istanbul at UNESCO World Heritage site, Hagia Irene Afro Blue - music by Mongo Santamaria lyrics by Oscar Brown Jr Esperanza Spalding - vocals Robert Glasper - piano Ben Williams - bass Terri Lyne Carrington - drums Dale Barlow - flutes
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#ThrowbackThursday #TBT Duke Ellington and band members playing baseball in front of their segregated motel ("Astor Motel") while touring in Florida in the mid 50s. (Charlotte Brooks, photographer, LOOK Magazine Photograph Collection)
The Strange Story Of The Man Behind 'Strange Fruit'
The story behind 'Strange Fruit', one of the most powerful and haunting songs of the 20th century.