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What jazz are you listening to?

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Do you guys have any recommendations for literature on jazz? Some good resources, maybe? A good reviewer? A good magazine?

I’ve read Marshall Stearns’ History of Jazz.
Gioia’s The history of jazz.
Philip Larkin’s All what jazz

All three quite excellent!
Check out the autobiography Raise Up Off Me by Hampton Hawes . Local legend here in LA , Gioia (who is an awesome author) has written about him as well .

Dude does not get the credit he is deserved imo - played with & impressed all the greats of the time as an up and coming giant , but right after he won Downbeat’s Rising Star of the Year award he was targeted in this huge heroin bust (apparently the person who ratted him out was a well known player on the scene as well - don’t wanna drop any names since this is before my time & I wasn’t there , but you can seek it out) .

JFK ended up giving him a presidential pardon because of how talented he was - crazy stuff in there and definitely different from most historical/archival jazz literature .
 

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I love this Andy Sheppard track from the 90's. Gorgeous music especially Gary Valante's trombone solo.
 

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Walking down the street and someone was practicing trumpet. Miles's "Four"...
Remind me of this version and video from Elizabeth Shepherd.
Sadly video was shot on a potato.

 

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Nice version. This one's a neck breaking groove. Boom. Bap.
 

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@ATLjon Thanks for that link. Wasn't aware of Marion Brown. I've just finished listening to his LP "Vista" off spotty. Really good. I've enjoyed every track on it.
 

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Ordered yesterday arrived today
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The Coltrane is one half of a concert.

The Bill Evans is an unreleased 1975 gig at Oil Can Harry’s

Sound on both is excellent 🥳
 

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Very excited for this!
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Also, has anyone read this?
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Crazy 'used' prices, but have heard good things
 

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