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Mike Stern, Jeff Lorber Fusion – Ha Ha Hotel

GRAMMY Award-winning keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber recalls seeing guitarist Mike Stern during his much-ballyhooed tenure with Miles Davis in the early ‘80s. “I’ve been a fan of his for a long time,” said the keyboardist, who was touring hard in support of his hit records Wizard Island and It’s a Fact in those analog days. “Jeff Lorber Fusion and Miles Davis were playing some of the … Continue reading Mike Stern, Jeff Lorber Fusion – Ha Ha Hotel

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John Coltrane – Blue World (Visualizer)

Next month, John Coltrane’s label, Impulse!/Ume, will release Blue World, a new album by the legendary saxophonist. Recorded in 1964 and largely unreleased until now, the 37-minute session was intended as a soundtrack for Le chat dans le sac (“The Cat in the Bag”), a film by the Quebecois director Gilles Groulx. Only 10 minutes’ worth of the music actually appeared in the film, and … Continue reading John Coltrane – Blue World (Visualizer)

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Charles Mingus – Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden

RELEASED NOVEMBER 2, 2018 The radical discovery by Amir Abdullah of 5 two-track master tapes in the care of Hermine Brooks ­– widow of innovative Detroit drummer Roy Brooks – of the Charles Mingus Quintet recorded live in Detroit at Strata Concert Gallery is cause for some serious celebration. These electrifying recordings took place during Mingus’ week-long residency in February 1973. They were broadcast live … Continue reading Charles Mingus – Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden