Jeff Tamarkin

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05/25/15    Albums

Post No Bills
Greg Reitan

Perhaps it’s because he didn’t record his first album until age 35 that pianist Greg Reitan’s music has projected a mature, fully formed sensibility since that debut in 2009. And perhaps it’s because he’s used the same trio on each, with Jack Daro on bass...

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05/24/15    News

Detroit Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave Dies at 78

From Ray Charles’ band to beloved jazz educator

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05/22/15    Interview

Bringing Cultures Together in Peace

How Bob Belden brought an American jazz band to an appreciative Iran

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05/20/15    News

Bob Belden—Musician, Producer, Arranger, Writer, Historian—Dies at 58

Heart attack claims multi-faceted jazzman

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05/19/15    News

Bruce Lundvall, Former Blue Note Records Chief, Dies at 79

Brought the label back from dormancy to its present glory

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05/15/15    News

B.B. King Dies at 89

The “King of the Blues” performed an estimated 15,000 shows, influenced generations

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05/14/15    News

Percussionist Jerome Cooper Dies at 68

Played with Lester Bowie, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, others

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05/14/15    Albums

Lost and Found
Buena Vista Social Club

When the American guitarist and producer Ry Cooder traveled to Cuba in the mid-’90s, he wasn’t even intending to assemble several local son musicians for a group recording. Circumstances led to the creation of the ad hoc collective henceforth known as Buena...

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05/10/15    Albums

Encore
Eberhard Weber

Encore carries forward the concept that Eberhard Weber brought to his 2012 Résumé release. At that time, unable to play bass anymore due to a stroke suffered in 2007, the German musician extracted a dozen solos he’d created while working in Jan Garbarek’s...

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05/03/15    News

Marty Napoleon, Pianist for Louis Armstrong, Dies at 93

Also played with Chico Marx, Buddy Rich and others

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05/03/15    Albums

Philadelphia Beat
Albert "Tootie" Heath/Ethan Iverson/Ben Street

In their jointly written “Artist’s Choice” column on Tootie Heath for JazzTimes , pianist Ethan Iverson and bassist Ben Street spotlighted the diversity of the drummer’s sideman work, choosing a handful of recordings that illustrated Heath’s adaptability...

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04/25/15    Concerts

Review: Jazz & Colors--The Full Spectrum Edition

"A very cool concept" returns to the Met

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04/20/15    News

Bernard Stollman, ESP-Disk' Founder, Dies at 85

Eclectic label gave artists complete artistic control

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04/09/15    Albums

Take This
Jacky Terrasson

Nearly three minutes into the first of Take This ’ two interpretations of “Take Five,” pianist Jacky Terrasson, bassist Burniss Earl Travis II, drummer Lukmil Perez Herrera and percussionist Adama Diarra abruptly stop playing. The sudden dead silence lasts...

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04/05/15    News

Ralph Sharon, Tony Bennett’s Pianist, Dies at 91

Accompanied the singer for more than 50 years

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03/23/15    News

Keyboardist Alan Watson Dies

Keyboardist Alan Watson, who played during his nearly four-decade career with such musicians as Regina Belle, Terence Blanchard (who was once his roommate), Frank Lacy, Louis Hayes, Bobby Watson, Kenny Garrett, Lewis Nash, Cassandra Wilson and others, died...

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About Jeff Tamarkin

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Jeff Tamarkin joined the JazzTimes community on Jan 31, 2008