VIDEO / DVD: Jimmy Smith: Portuguese Soul

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One of organist Jimmy Smith's most interesting albums is Portuguese Soul. Recorded for Verve in February 1973, the album remains unknown by many, largely because it was out of print for years. The album wasn't helped by the cover, which has a horror film poster thing going on in the design. Those who do know the album are often surprised to learn that it was arranged by Thad Jones, who conducted a large orchestra that sadly remains uncredited...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Charlie Christian

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All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Christian's birthday today! As the man who popularized the guitar in a jazz setting, his legacy lives on. Charlie Christian was born on July 29, 1916 in Bonham, Texas but was raised in Oklahoma City from the time he was two years old. Charlie\'s immediate family were all musically talented- his mother played the piano; his father sang and played the trumpet and guitar; his brother, Clarence, played the violin and the mandolin; and his oldest brother, Edward... Read more...

TECHNOLOGY: How Tech is Changing Live Music

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While much of the music industry's future remains in doubt, particularly where tech is involved, how advancements in technology will affect venues is a little more predictable. Here we look at four ways in which we can expect the live music experience to change as a result of technological reform. Guest post by Bill Leigh of Eventbrite...


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