Watermelon Man – The Complete Guide To Herbie Hancock’s Masterpiece
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by Nick Lea
1d ago
Written by pianist Herbie Hancock, ‘Watermelon Man’ is one of the great ear-worms of jazz. But whilst many know it for its appearance on legendary jazz fusion album Head Hunters in the 1970s, it actually started life a decade earlier… Watermelon Man is of those tunes that you just can’t get out of your head. ... Read more ..read more
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10 Explosive Cannonball Adderley Songs
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by Nick Lea
1d ago
Cannonball Adderley with brother Nat Adderley playing live ..read more
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From Miles to MTV – Iconic Herbie Hancock Songs
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by Nick Lea
2w ago
Perhaps best known by jazz fans for his Blue Note albums and work with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock’s albums over the last 60 years defy classification and have seen him win legions of listeners who would not usually consider themselves jazz aficionados. In this article we pick 10 Herbie Hancock songs which go some way ... Read more ..read more
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10 Genius Thelonious Monk Songs
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by Nick Lea
2w ago
Thelonious Sphere Monk is undoubtedly one of the most influential composers in jazz, alongside Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus. Many of his pieces have become jazz standards, but his route to get there was anything but easy, as we’ll see in this guide to the most famous Thelonious Monk songs… Born on October 10 1917, ... Read more ..read more
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Iconic Chet Baker Songs – The Master Jazz Interpreter
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by Nick Lea
3w ago
Whilst many of the most famous musicians in jazz are known for their compositional offerings to the world, Chet Baker was a little different. As one of the most impressive song interpreters of all time, the trumpeter and vocalist carved out a career recording definitive versions of many standards, providing us with a list of ... Read more ..read more
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12 Groundbreaking John Coltrane Songs
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by Nick Lea
3w ago
John Coltrane is one of the most revered and influential jazz saxophone players in history. Known for his both technical virtuosity and deeply spiritual musical journey, he smashed the boundaries of jazz more than once in his all-too-short 40 years on the planet. In this article we take a look at 12 of the most ... Read more ..read more
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10 Charlie Parker Songs Which Showcase A Saxophone Genius
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by Nick Lea
3w ago
Despite passing away in 1955 before reaching his 35th birthday, alto saxophonist Charlie ‘Yardbird’ Parker is largely credited with shaping the sound of jazz as we know it today. Almost as well known for his troubled life as innovative saxophone playing, we’ve picked 10 of the best Charlie Parker songs which sum up the genius ... Read more ..read more
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Louis Armstrong Songs
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by Matt Fripp
1M ago
Louis Armstrong playing a song ..read more
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Django Reinhardt Biography – Gypsy Jazz Royalty
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by Matt Fripp
1M ago
Born in 1910, Romani-Belgian jazz guitarist Jean ‘Django’ Reinhardt almost single-handedly brought the gypsy jazz style of music to the world. Not only that, he did it with two fewer fingers than most of his colleagues, thanks to a caravan fire at the age of 18! Join us for a deep dive into the life ... Read more ..read more
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Lady in Satin – The Story of Billie Holiday’s Final Masterpiece 
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by Nick Lea
1M ago
Jazz is no stranger to the search for perfection, but sometimes an album comes along that blows everything else out of the water through sheer emotional impact alone. That’s certainly the case with Billie Holiday’s Lady In Satin (1958), which catches both the singers musical genius and deteriorating health little more than a year before ... Read more ..read more
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