Jazz album of the month: Wayne Shorter: Emanon review – vivid and sublimely thrilling | The Guardian On a four-part suite joining Shorter’s terrific quartet and a chamber orchestra, his soprano saxophone weaves and slithers around Danilo Perez’s piano variations and the orchestra’s triplet-busy waltzes

On a four-part suite joining Shorter’s terrific quartet and a chamber orchestra, his soprano saxophone weaves and slithers around Danilo Perez’s piano variations and the orchestra’s triplet-busy waltzes

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‘A new room in the Great Pyramid’: lost 1963 John Coltrane album discovered | The Guardian An album of previously unheard original compositions by the legendary jazz saxophonist has been discovered, 55 years after its recording

An album of previously unheard original compositions by the legendary jazz saxophonist has been discovered, 55 years after its recording

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John Coltrane Draws a Picture Illustrating the Mathematics of Music | Open Culture

Facebook0Twitter0MailJosh Jones, Open Culture Physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander has argued in his many public lectures and his book The Jazz of Physics that Albert Einstein and John Coltrane had quite a lot in common. Alexander in particular draws our attention to the so-called “Coltrane circle,” which resembles what any musician will recognize as the […]

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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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