McCoy Tyner still in the jazz scene

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- In a world full of pop music, solo artists and five piece bands, the piano-led trio is still as strong as ever in the jazz world.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2006 with 99 to follow.
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Jazz bagpiper Harley dead at the age of 70

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Known as "the world's first jazz bagpiper," Rufus Harley has died in his home town of Philadelphia at the age of 70.

Prestige's Bob Weinstock dead at 77

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Jazz recording pioneer Bob Weinstock has died in a Boca Raton, Fla., hospice at age 77.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2005 with 99 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 23, the 267th day of 2004 with 99 to follow.
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Renowned drummer Elvin Jones, 76, dies

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- Drummer Elvin Jones, who played with jazz's influential John Coltrane Quartet, has died in New York after months of failing health. He was 76.

Oldest Heath finally records on own

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- After five decades in music and playing or recording with virtually every jazz legend, bassist Percy Heath finally has a recording to call his own.

A Danish jazz tour or a jazz Danish tour?

BOSTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Danish saxophonist John Tchicai returns to New England this month to tour with a trio featuring saxophonist Charlie Kohlhase and guitarist Garrison Fewell.

Payton mixes it up on new jazz album

Trumpeter Nicholas Payton has explored the roots and the heart of jazz over the past decade-and-a-half as one of music's "young lions" -- a great younger instru
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2003 with 99 to follow.
By United Press International

Interview: Larry Coryell, pure and simple

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Larry Coryell, a brilliant improviser whose style through the past five decades has drawn from classical, blues, jazz, country and rock music, just wants to be

Feature: Jazz and politics

Jazz as protest music goes back to Billie Holiday's anti-lynching recording "Strange Fruit" in the 1940s, tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins' "Freedom Suite," the
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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Tommy Ladnier was born this day in 1900 in Florenceville, La. He was a fixture on the early Chicago jazz scene before joining Fletcher Henderson's band and touring Europe with Sam Wooding.
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John William Coltrane (also known as "Trane"; September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz. He was prolific, organizing at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his recording career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, notably with trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.

As his career progressed, Coltrane and his music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. His second wife was pianist Alice Coltrane, and their son Ravi Coltrane is also a saxophonist. Coltrane influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant tenor saxophonists in jazz history. He received many posthumous awards and recognition, including canonization by the African Orthodox Church as Saint John William Coltrane. In 2007, Coltrane was awarded the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation for his "masterful improvisation, supreme musicianship and iconic centrality to the history of jazz."

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