"Jazz International" - pt. 2
Jazz Backstory
by Monk Rowe
6M ago
Season 3 wraps up with powerful stories of aspiring jazz players who were willing to follow their passion even if it meant leaving their homeland. Joe Temperley, James Moody, Pierre Boussaguett, Ada Rovatti , Arturo Sandoval and Rossano Sportiello help us understand the jazz calling ..read more
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"Jazz International" - pt. 1
Jazz Backstory
by Monk Rowe
6M ago
Jazz was the first American music to be embraced and copied around the world. Its infectious swing and message of democracy between musicians rang a bell from Scotand to Japan. Steve Allen, Dave Brubeck, Alan Raph, Ignacio Berroa, Eiji Kitamura and Toshiko Akiyoshi speak to the magnetic attraction of American jazz ..read more
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"The Color of Jazz" - pt. 2
Jazz Backstory
by Monk Rowe
6M ago
For many black musicians, jazz was more than a gig and a way to make bread. Cecil McBee, Jon Hendricks, Rashied Ali, Doug Carn and Vincent Pelote speak about the importance of this music in their lives and its role in bridging the distance between races, on and off the bandstand ..read more
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"The Color of Jazz" - pt. 1
Jazz Backstory
by Monk Rowe
7M ago
Jazz is one of America’s most original art forms. Its origins are well documented but controversy regarding ownership and race vs. skill persist. The opinions that matter most are offered by the practitioners. Jon Hendricks, Frank Foster, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry and Louis Bellson weigh in on the topic of jazz and race ..read more
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"Jotting Down Notes/The Arrangers" - pt. 2
Jazz Backstory
by Monk Rowe
7M ago
Current arrangers including Oliver Nelson Jr., Steve Turre, Maria Schneider, Dave Rivello, and Lisa Parrott share their philosophies about music software, deadlines and enabling other musicians to sound good ..read more
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"Jotting Down Notes/The Arrangers" - pt. 1
Jazz Backstory
by Monk Rowe
7M ago
In the early days of jazz, musicians engaged in group improvisations, creating arrangements on the fly. As bands became larger, the writing down of parts for individual players became a requirement. Present and past jazz arrangers including Stefon Harris, Mike Abene, Ray Conniff, Bill Holman and Frank Foster speak about their craft ..read more
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"In the Studios-West Coast " - pt. 2
Jazz Backstory
by Monk Rowe
7M ago
Los Angeles eventually rivaled New York as a center for recording with an emphasis on pop music and film scores. Jazz players were the go to hires once again. Paul Smith, Ernie Watts, Bobby Shew, Wayne Bergeron and Tom Scott take us inside the L.A. recording studios ..read more
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"In the Studios-East Coast" - pt. 1
Jazz Backstory
by Monk Rowe
8M ago
After the big band era played itself out, the most versatile jazz musicians found plentiful work in the studios, recording every genre of music imaginable. Episode 19 focuses on the East Coast recording scene, specifically New York City. Dick Hyman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Alan Raph and Manny Albam share their studio stories ..read more
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“Why Jazz?” – pt. 1
Jazz Backstory
by Monk Rowe
10M ago
What possesses young musicians to start down the jazz path and keep following it, simply liking the music isn’t nearly enough. Artists including Sheila Jordan, Don Alias, Ron Carter and Flip Phillips attempt to describe the devotion to the music ..read more
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“Jazz Improvisation” - pt.2
Jazz Backstory
by Monk Rowe
10M ago
The task of defining the undefinable falls to a second group of improvisors. Bill Watrous, Jane Ira Bloom, Dr. Denny Zeitlin and Michael Weiss add their personal perspectives ..read more
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