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RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: August 28, 2017

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All About Jazz publishes the weekly JazzWeek radio chart. Discover new releases, track chart movement, and learn what is being played on jazz radio stations around the United States. Enjoy! TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Terry Gibbs 92 Years Young: Jammin' At The Gibbs House...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Wayne Shorter

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All About Jazz is celebrating Wayne Shorter's birthday today! Born in Newark, New Jersey on August 25, 1933, Wayne Shorter had his first great jazz epiphany as a teenager: 'I remember seeing Lester Young when I was 15 years old. It was a Norman Granz Jazz at the Philharmonic show in Newark and he was late coming to the theater. Me and a couple of other guys were waiting out front of the Adams Theater and when he finally did show up, he had the pork pie hat and everything... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Frank Sinatra on Film: 1942-'51

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Let's end the week with clips of Frank Sinatra singing in films between 1942 and 1951, when he was still idolized by women and before middle-aged men stole him away in the mid-1950s: Here's Sinatra singing Poor You from Ship Ahoy in 1942 with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra... Here's Sinatra singing The Music Stopped from Higher and Higher in 1943...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Curated Playlists' Rise to Power

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In this article Brian Reitz maps out the rise of the curated playlist to a dominant form of music consumption, how creators now compete with curators, and what the curated playlists means for emerging artists and the industry as a whole. Guest post by Brian Reitz from Berklee's Music Business Journal...

PERFORMANCE / TOUR: David Rogers, Classical Crossover Guitarist Performs at Silvana in NYC on October 16th

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Solo classical crossover guitarist m: David Rogers performs Monday, October 16th from 7-8:00pm at Silvana. e: Silvana 300 W. 116th Street New York, NY 10026 No cover. Termed, "a prominent guitarist," by the New York Times and praised by The Washington Post for his "astonishingly florid" improvisations, David Rogers presents an evening of solo guitar music with strong leanings towards jazz, world, folk and classical music. An endorsing artist for GHS Strings, his music has been featured in major guitar magazines such as Fingerstyle Guitar in the United States and Akustic Gitarre, in Germany. His solo and ensemble performances have been broadcast on American National Public Radio and Bayrische Rundfunk...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Glenn Zaleski

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All About Jazz is celebrating Glenn Zaleski's birthday today! Glenn Zaleski is one of the most in-demand pianists on the New York City jazz scene. Originally from Boylston, MA, Glenn has made a name for himself playing with the likes of Ravi Coltrane, Lage Lund, and Ari Hoenig. His debut album, My Ideal, was released in March of 2015 on Sunnyside, and has been receiving critical acclaim: Downbeat Magazine named it 'sublime', Jazz Times called it, 'an engaging set by a talent worth watching... Read more...

VIDEO / DVD: Who Was Flip Nunez?

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A couple of weeks ago, I posted about singer Bev Kelly and included a track of her singing Long Ago and Far Away live in San Francisco in 1960. After her first run through the song, Bev introduced her pianist prior to his solo: "Flip Nunez." Most readers may be unfamiliar with the pianist-singer and composer (1931-1995), largely because he spent much of his career in San Francisco. For a chunk of the early 1960s, he was often at San Francisco's Bop City...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Diggers Factory Brings Community to Indie Vinyl Pre-Sales

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Diggers Factory founder Alexis Castiel takes us behind the scenes of his crowdfunding styled vinyl pre-order and production service designed to keep artists from wasting money on vinyl production. In this article he explains how the idea for the company came about and where it's headed. Guest post from Soundfly's Flypaper...

MUSIC INDUSTRY: Pirate Bay Ordered to Pay Labels a Paltry $477,000

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Despite being an early target of multiple lawsuits brought my several labels and music trade groups, torrent tracker Pirate bay is still operating and helping to enable music and media piracy worldwide. Now , 6 years after a lawsuit began, a court has ordered to Pirate bay founder to pay labels, just $477,000...

CAREER: Early Music Marketing Tips for Indie Artists

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Here Janelle Rogers offers up several out of the box tips on successful marketing for indie artists, looking at how to build and maintain relationships with fans both online and at live music shows. Guest post by Janelle Rogers on the TuneCore Blog [This blog was written by Janelle Rogers, the founder of Green Light Go Publicity, a music PR firm which helps up-and-coming musicians reach their audience...

RADIO: Music and the Power of Public Sector Radio

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It's National Radio week and this great piece from Berklee's Music Business Journal delves into music's lengthy and ongoing relationship with public sector radio both in the US and elsewhere, and how music on public sector radio is used to influence society. Guest post by Alexander Stewart from Berklee's Music Business Journal...

OBITUARY: John Abercrombie: 1944-2017

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From Tina Pelikan at ECM Records It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the great guitarist John Abercrombie. John Abercrombie, one of the great improvisers, died on August 22, after a long illness. He will be much missed, for his sensitive musicality, his good companionship, and his dry humor which enhanced many a session. He leaves behind an extensive discography which will be studied as long as people continue to play jazz guitar...

BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Brad Mehldau

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All About Jazz is celebrating Brad Mehldau's birthday today! Pianist Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. Mehldau's most consistent output over the years has taken place in the trio format. Starting in 1996, his group released a series of five records on Warner Bros. entitled The Art of the Trio. Mehldau also has a solo piano recording entitled Elegiac Cycle, and a record called Places that includes both solo piano and trio songs... Read more...

RECORDING: Ted Brown: Live at Trumpets

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Inspired by pianist Lennie Tristano, tenor saxophonist Ted Brown came up in what we now call the cool school of jazz. Saxophonists who played in this style tended to blow in dryer, pastel tones while keeping a rigid sense of time and unspooling long ribbons of improvised lines. Though Brown studied with Tristano, he is in many ways a protege of tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh, with whom he first recorded in 1956...

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