Tag Archives: Louis Armstrong

STEVE LEHMAN:
In the Tradition

Saxophonist Steve Lehman is well known for his fierce intelligence as a composer and player. His albums including Travail, Transformation, and Flow are among the most forward looking in jazz, marked by bold concepts and rigorous methodology, offering inventive ways to… Continue reading

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EUROPEAN ECHOES:
Noah Howard, 1943-2010

FIRE MARCH Noah Howard Quartet Schizophrenic Blues SAJ/FMP : 1977 NH, alto; Itaro Oki, trumpet; Jean-Jacques Avenel, bass; Oliver Johnson, drums. LECKE Noah Howard Quartet Live at the Swing Club SNIR : 1974 NH, alto; Michael Smith, piano; Bob Reid,… Continue reading

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WTF: Louis Armstrong Sings Pharaoh Sanders

THE CREATOR HAS A MASTER PLAN (PEACE) Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong and his Friends Flying Dutchman :  1970 LA, vocals; Leon Thomas, vocals, percussion; James Spaulding, flute; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Sam Brown, guitar; Frank Owens, piano; Richard Davis, bass; George… Continue reading

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Power to the Polka

DOING THE POLKA Frank Wright Quartet Last Polka in Nancy? Center of the World : 1973 FW, tenor sax; Bobby Few, piano; Alan Silva, bass; Muhammad Ali, drums. What? Yeah: polka. The title of Frank Wright’s 1973 live album is… Continue reading

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