Five 2017 reissued albums by Black artists | New York Amsterdam News As 2017 comes to an end, it is important to reflect on the re-emergence of great music of the past, as well as celebrating new music that was released this year.

As 2017 comes to an end, it is important to reflect on the re-emergence of great music of the past, as well as celebrating new music that was released this year.

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For Women in Jazz, a Year of Reckoning and Recognition | The New York Times It has been a period of painful revelation and reckoning for women in the workplace across the country, and the same was true for jazz. But 2017 also felt like a moment of progress.

It has been a period of painful revelation and reckoning for women in the workplace across the country, and the same was true for jazz. But 2017 also felt like a moment of progress.

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Thelonious Monk’s Quiet, Slow Conquest of the World | The Atlantic For decades a respected but somewhat eccentric figure even within the jazz scene, the pianist and composer is at the peak of his influence as he reaches his centennial this month.

For decades a respected but somewhat eccentric figure even within the jazz scene, the pianist and composer is at the peak of his influence as he reaches his centennial this month.

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A Revolution in Jazz? An Avant-Garde Festival Makes History, but Not Community | The New York Times PHILADELPHIA — From Thursday through Sunday, audiences at FringeArts in this city’s historic district heard a saxophone distorted through six effects pedals squealing at peak volume, surrealist absurdism from a heritage jazz ensemble, atonal electric harp, and solo flute played in vehement gusts over a track of looming electronics.

PHILADELPHIA — From Thursday through Sunday, audiences at FringeArts in this city’s historic district heard a saxophone distorted through six effects pedals squealing at peak volume, surrealist absurdism from a heritage jazz ensemble, atonal electric harp, and solo flute played in vehement gusts over a track of looming electronics.

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The Wright Museum to celebrate jazz legend Thelonious Monk | Michigan Chronicle The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (The Wright Museum) presents an event-filled weekend Oct. 13-14 to commemorate the centennial of jazz legend Thelonious Sphere Monk.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (The Wright Museum) presents an event-filled weekend Oct. 13-14 to commemorate the centennial of jazz legend Thelonious Sphere Monk.

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(2011) Art Porter Jr.’s 50th Birthday Celebration Aug. 3 would have been Little Rock-born jazz musician Art Porter Jr.'s 50th birthday. The saxophonist died in a boating accident in Thailand in 1996, not long after performing at a festival celebrating the reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Aug. 3 would have been Little Rock-born jazz musician Art Porter Jr.’s 50th birthday. The saxophonist died in a boating accident in Thailand in 1996, not long after performing at a festival celebrating the reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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Detroit Jazz Festival delivers jazz for the ages | Michigan Chronicle And every year, for the past 38 years, Detroit has hosted what has become not only the largest free jazz festival in the world, but also, I would argue, the most authentic.

And every year, for the past 38 years, Detroit has hosted what has become not only the largest free jazz festival in the world, but also, I would argue, the most authentic.

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