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Live Review: Dave Douglas Presents “Dizzy Atmosphere” at JALC

For Dave Douglas, the art of the tribute has never been about the act of strict repertory theatre. In saluting undersung trumpeter Booker Little, honoring trailblazing pianist-composer Mary Lou Williams, nodding toward Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy (with his own Brass Ecstasy) and highlighting the importance of any number of horn heavies through his role as … Read More “Live Review: Dave Douglas Presents “Dizzy Atmosphere” at JALC”

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Live Review: Monk and Dizzy Centennial Concerts

Jason Moran’s approach to the role of artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center has been suspiciously similar to his approach to the role of pianist, composer and bandleader: to mediate a dialogue between the music’s history and its cutting-edge present. That has often meant bringing in the elder statesmen along with the rising … Read More “Live Review: Monk and Dizzy Centennial Concerts”

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