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  • Roscoe Mitchell reflects on Fred Anderson celebration

    Roscoe Mitchell reflects on Fred Anderson celebration
    Ever since Chicago tenor saxophone giant Fred Anderson died in 2010, at age 81, his admirers have gathered annually around the time of his birthday to remember him and – of course – to listen to music that evokes his art.
  • Hard Bop Comes Naturally To Bassist Kyle Eastwood

    Hard Bop Comes Naturally To Bassist Kyle Eastwood
    For bassist composer Kyle Eastwood, 46, growing up meant hearing a wide range of music — and especially a lot of jazz — from an early age straight through his teenage years. Eastwood's mother was a musician, and his maternal grandmother...

    'Blurred Lines' verdict: In jazz, the vibe is everything

    'Blurred Lines' verdict: In jazz, the vibe is everything
    Jazz may be miles away from pop in terms of financial power -- its intake roughly amounts to the change Pharrell Williams leaves behind in the couch cushions -- but its Twitter community reacted to this week's "Blurred Lines" verdict, in which a jury...

    Anderson brothers play jazz show at Park Vista

    Anderson brothers play jazz show at Park Vista
    Will and Peter Anderson, gifted saxophone- and clarinet-playing 26-year-old twins, recently appeared with guitarist Alex Wintz at a concert at Park Vista Community High School, which was presented by the Swing & Jazz Preservation Society of Florida, Inc....

    From Brazilian to avant-garde, brilliant new jazz albums

    From Brazilian to avant-garde, brilliant new jazz albums
    The next wave of important jazz recordings shows musicians experimenting with new forms and revivifying old ones. Among the highlights: Rudresh Mahanthappa: "Bird Calls" (ACT). Back in the 1990s, alto saxophonist Mahanthappa was one of Chicago's young...