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03/14/13    Community Articles

Summer Jazz Courses at Rutgers-Newark and ONLINE!

We offer two graduate level courses this summer: An online version of Lewis Porter's Historiography Course, and an in-person seminar, meeting 6 days, where Dr. Porter will take your requests of topics to cover!


11/13/12    Features

Dave Liebman: When Miles Came Calling

In this book excerpt, the saxophonist reflects on working with the Prince of Darkness


January/February 2006    DVDs

The Manhattan Project
The Manhattan Project

Taped before an audience in a Manhattan studio in 1989, this no-frills DVD features Wayne Shorter, the late Michel Petrucciani, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White in a program of six well-known tunes (including Jaco Pastorius' "Dania," which they don't seem...


January/February 2006    DVDs

Roots: Salute to the Saxophone/The Gadd Gang (Double Time Jazz Collection, Vol. 5)
Various Artists

The first half of the DVD features a two-hour 1992 live program with saxophonists Chico Freeman, Sam Rivers, Arthur Blythe and Nathan Davis, with pianist Don Pullen, bassist Santi Debriano and drummer Idris Muhammad. Davis, a respected educator whose playing...


January/February 2006    DVDs

A Life in E Flat
Phil Woods

Filmed in 2004, this 64-minute documentary, while worthwhile, is hardly a biography. It consists of a day in the studio (recording the CD This Is How I Feel About Quincy), interspersed with brief interview excerpts. (A bonus feature is an additional 22 minutes...


October 2005    Features

Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane: Evidence

A Recently Discovered Live Recording Featuring Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane Sheds Light on Their Relationship. Lewis Porter on the newly discovered Carnegie Hall concert featuring Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane.

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