Rosario Giuliani - Sassofonista Straordinario [alto saxophonist extraordinaire] [From the Archives]
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3d ago
 © -  Steven A. Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved. “The musicianship of Rosario Giuliani is exhilarating.  His total package of performance, composition and improvisation is not so much a breath of fresh air as it is a gale force wind blowing across a landscape littered with Charlie Parker and John Coltrane disciples.  He has a confident, masculine tone that is at once assertive and tender, betraying bit of Julian Adderley and Eric Dolphy.” - C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz, Review of Mr. Dodo, Dreyfus Jazz CD [FDM 36636-2] “The overwhelming immediacy, p ..read more
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There is No Greater Love - Dado Moroni, Jesper Lundgaard and Lee Pearson
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5d ago
 © Copyright ® Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved. “[Billie] Holiday featured the composition at a Carnegie Hall concert, and over the next several years "There Is No Greater Love" occasionally appeared on bandstands and at studio sessions. But Miles Davis's recording of "There Is No Greater Love" from November 1955 and Sonny Rollins's version from his 1957 trio project Way Out West were more influential than any of these precedents in entrenching this piece in the set lists of modern jazz players. The song is typically played at a relaxed medium tempo, but adapts e ..read more
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Part 5- Dave Brubeck [1920-2012] - The Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program NEA Jazz Master Interviews
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1w ago
 © Copyright ® Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved. As you read the fifth and concluding installment of the multi-part interview with Dave Brubeck, one of the most influential musicians in the pantheon of 20th Century Jazz Greats and one of the kindest and considerate  people to ever inhabit the Jazz World, please keep in mind that he was 87 years old at the time it was undertaken. The details from such a long and illustrious career may have a tendency to cloud over with the passage of time, hence the occasional promptings and chronological clarifications by Ted ..read more
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Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band: Young Blood Live in Amsterdam 1960
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 © Copyright ® Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved. "This is part of the thing of being self-taught. I didn't learn a system for doing things. It's like everything that I wrote an arrangement of, I had to solve my problems as they came, so I would approach each thing as an individual. I could never sit down and just duplicate the kind of harmonization I did with a saxophone chorus like I did in the previous chart. And I was always, to myself, very critical of arrangers who did that; you know, kept writing the same arrangement over and over and over again; you change t ..read more
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Part 4- Dave Brubeck [1920-2012] - The Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program NEA Jazz Master Interviews
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1w ago
 © Copyright ® Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved. As you read the fourth installment of the multi-part interview with Dave Brubeck, one of the most influential musicians in the pantheon of 20th Century Jazz Greats and one of the kindest and considerate  people to ever inhabit the Jazz World, please keep in mind that he was 87 years old at the time it was undertaken. The details from such a long and illustrious career may have a tendency to cloud over with the passage of time, hence the occasional promptings and chronological clarifications by Ted Gioia, who is ..read more
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Konitz Meets Mulligan: Lee Konitz and The Gerry Mulligan Quartet
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2w ago
 © Copyright ® Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved. “Gerry Mulligan was also involved in the Birth of the Cool—you had quite a lot of contact with him over your career. I always thought of him as an ally. He appreciated my playing, and I appreciated his, and especially his writing, very much. I played his arrangements with Claude Thornhill, and Stan  Kenton. The occasions that we had together, they were very fruitful.  Was he an intuitive player? Gerry was a great musician, also a great composer and arranger. My favorite playing of his was with the Birth of ..read more
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Herb Snitzer's Glorious Days and Nights Parts 1-8 Complete
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2w ago
 © Copyright ® Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved. When I began the blog, my intent was to post in-depth profiles of Jazz musicians and extensive pieces about a variety of Jazz topics. The process involved with developing lengthy profiles and pieces often required that they be posted in segments or parts.  From time-to-time, I collect these individual posts and group them into complete or all-in-one-place features, such as this one.  When combined into one profile, these complete posts offer the reader a greater continuity about the topic and also make for mo ..read more
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Part 3- Dave Brubeck [1920-2012] - The Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program NEA Jazz Master Interviews
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2w ago
 © Copyright ® Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved. As you read the third installment of the multi-part interview with Dave Brubeck, one of the most influential musicians in the pantheon of 20th Century Jazz Greats and one of the kindest and considerate  people to ever inhabit the Jazz World, please keep in mind that he was 87 years old at the time it was undertaken. The details from such a long and illustrious career may have a tendency to cloud over with the passage of time, hence the occasional promptings and chronological clarifications by Ted Gioia, who is ..read more
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Blue Note - 10” BLP’s/Connoisseur Series CD’s [From the Archives]
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3w ago
 © -Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved. "The hardest thing about having a jazz label is that you never have enough money to pay yourself and you don’t have the reserves to grow your business. You take every cent that comes in and put it into pressing-plant money or making new records. There’s no time to sit down and think, or put money aside for anything.” – Michael Cuscuna [Cook, Blue Note Records: The Biography, p. 186]. For fans of recorded Jazz, a wonderful thing happened in the late 1990’s when Michael Cuscuna – one of the founders and ..read more
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Sam Woodyard: A Real Swinger [From the Archives]
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3w ago
 © -Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved. “Woodyard is a temperamental musician, but at his best is one of the greatest Jazz drummers. His work with Ellington was frequently of the highest quality, combining an understanding of the leader’s requirements with an individual, earthy kind of swing.” - Eddie Lambert, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz “From Woodyard, … [Kenny Burrell] learned the importance of clear melodic statements and the advantages of taking the music outside in incremental steps, chorus by chorus.” - Gary Giddins, Visions of J ..read more
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