Portraits - Horace Silver

I feel that I have, well, I know that I have an original style on the piano, and that whenever I am heard, anyone who’s familiar with jazz or my playing can recognize after a few bars that it’s me.

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Silver Horace: self-help music

Musicians and composers try to expand and grow, but that doesn't mean the public is going to accept everything, all your new ideas and concepts.

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John Abercrombie: It takes more than love

Born in Portchester,N.Y., in 1944, he has been playing guitar almost half his life. After attending the Berklee College of Music from 1962-66, he went on the road with organist Johnny Hammond. There followed tours with the Brecker Brothers in the jazz-rock group Dreams, Chico Hamilton, Jeremy Steig, Gil Evans and Gato Barbieri.

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McCoy Tyner: Outburst of energy

Well, Trane was a teremendous influence on me from the very young age. I feel very proud to be still identified with the group [John Coltrane]. It was a major part of my life.

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Zbiggy's last session by Patrick W. Hinely

Zbiggy has passed away but his music lives on through the records he left behind.

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Miles speaks: “I don’t wanna be like I used to be”

You can’t just rely on the clichés that you’ve heard for the last hundred years, fifty years, twenty years. You have to start from right now, whatever you started listening to.

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Carla Bley – Mike Mantler
spotlight review by A. Trzaskowski

Carla Bley and Mike Mantler are two artists who hale charted an independent course for themselves, both musically and In their business dealings.

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Keith Jarrett
interview

Keith Jarrett is one of the few remarkable musicians of our time. He is a giant.

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Pat Metheny

To me the best jazz improvisers don’t play jazz licks – they play music. You know I can’t ever remember hearing Miles Davis playing a jazz lick.

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Bobby McFerrin
- vocal explorer

Bobby McFerrin is no ordinary singer. He does not consider himself a jazz vocalist, but rather thinks of himself as a “vocal explorer.” Nobody has sung like this before.

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Krzysztof Komeda-Trzciński

On April 23, 1969, Krzysztof Komeda-Trzciński left us forever. His music approached the borders of jazz and crossed them, for He was a pioneer.

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Sun Ra's prophesy

Twenty years ago I was warning you of things and you did not understand. Now they are coming to pass and you still do not understand.

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Charles Mingus
(1922-1979)

Mingus once said: „It’s getting more and more difficult for man to just love.”

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Wayne Shorter:
putting it in the Weather Report

Born in Newark, New Jersey, on August 25, 1933, Wayne Shorter was from the outset encourage to take an interest in music.

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Adam Makowicz
– The profile of a musician

"I was brought up on Oscar Peterson. I consider him my model. He represents the spontaneous style of playing which I think should be continued,

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John Surman:
New Baritone Sound

Not long ago John Surman was just another young musician, talented and ambitious, but little known. And then he made it to the top in what seemed like a leap:

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