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Interview: Tony Bennett

Two weeks ago, I had an opportunity to catch up with Tony Bennett in advance of his upcoming Radio City Music Hall concert in New York on Oct. 6.

Ahmad Jamal and Fender Rhodes

We tend to think of Ahmad Jamal as a pioneer of the elegant jazz trio, a style he perfected starting in the early 1950s by making ample use of space, swing and the upper register of the piano keyboard.

Bob Corwin and Don Elliott

An East Coast pairing in 1956 that seemed close to the West Coast's Chet Baker and Russ Freeman was Don Elliott on trumpet and Bob Corwin on piano.

Bill Evans: Another Time

About a year ago, I received an email from Dr. Jan Dropvat in the Netherlands. Jan is a major Bill Evans collector, and he told me about a rare recording of an Evans concert on June 22, 1968 at the Netherlands Radio Union in Hilversum. I have a vast Evans collection and knew nothing about it, which was strange, and I couldn't find any mention online.

Larry Elgart (1922-2017)

Larry Elgart, an alto saxophonist and enterprising and tireless big-band leader whose major success began at the very moment when nearly all other swing orchestras were arthritic relics and the word "band" typically referred to four guys with long hair playing electric instruments and a drum set, died on August 29. He was 95.
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