Written by user on October 22, 2014
Papa Jo Jones was without a doubt one of the most influential figures in Jazz drumming. A member of Count Basie’s All-American Rhythm Section, he helped guide jazz drums towards incorporating brushes, keeping time with the hi-hat, and much, much more.
Modern Drummer did a nice feature on him, which you can read here. Additionally, when master drummer Michael Carvin came by our studios to record his wonderful series on the 26 rudiments of drumming, he took a brief break to …
Written by user on October 10, 2014
Today marks the birthday of the legendary Thelonious Monk!
A few years ago, pianist Eric Reed helped us mark Monk’s birthday by sharing some of his favorite Monk albums, tunes, sidemen, and more. We’re re-posting them here, as Reed picked out some wonderful selections. Enjoy!
Pianist Eric Reed
Top 5 Favorite Monk Albums
1. Thelonious Monk Trio, (Prestige, 1952)
2. Monk, (Prestige, 1954)
3. The Prophet, (Vogue, 1954)
4. Two Hours With Thelonious, (Riverside, 1961)
5. Mulligan Meets Monk, (Riverside, 1957)
Thelonious Monk, 1947 (Photo: William Gottlieb)
Written by user on October 7, 2014
Beginning in the summer of 2015, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will begin a new summer residency in Castleton, Virginia, home of Lorin Maazel and the Castleton Festival. This two-week program, designed and instructed by Wynton Marsalis and a select team of faculty, will serve as a rigorous training institute for 42 of the most advanced and dedicated high school jazz students (grades 9-12). Students will apply by audition and participate in one of two big …
Written by user on October 6, 2014
Earlier this year, we posted a list of recommended reading material on Jazz History, selected by our curator Phil Schaap. If you haven’t seen the list, you can check it out here.
You may have noticed that list stops at about 1940. We don’t want to leave out any styles, so here we go with our Reading List, Part 2!
1) Masters of Bebop: A Listener’s Guide by Ira Gitler
Gitler is a legend amongst Jazz authors, and in reading this book, it’s easy …
Written by user on October 2, 2014
Johannesburg-based ensemble Uhadi (Photo: Ts’eliso Monaheng)
In 2014, South Africa celebrated 20 years of Democracy, and as a part of that, Jazz at Lincoln Center invited the Johannesburg-based ensemble Uhadi to perform at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
While they were in town, they also recorded some educational videos with us covering some of the uniquely South African forms of Jazz.
These videos help to illustrate the ability of Jazz to work with other styles of the world, influence them, and be influenced in …