Another “best of” list – this time saxophonists

There's just about nothing that uber nerdy jazz fans like to do is make lists of their favorite players and albums.  And I've found a new one that I think is pretty interesting.  The good folks at the Burning Ambulance blog recently put together their top 50 greatest saxophonists of all time.  While their list …

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Video on the Upcoming Album from the Branford Marsalis Quartet

On my facebook feed this morning I found that someone had posted a link to a promotional video for the new album by the Branford Marsalis Quartet.  Called Four MFs Playin' Tunes (perhaps the best album title ever), it comes out on August 7, and for the hard core vinyl nerds out there a limited …

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How I Get Down on May Day: Rzewski’s “The People United Will Never Be Defeated”

Tomorrow is May Day folks, and for those who know me well they know that on May Day there's one thing I always do to celebrate: I put on Frederic Rzewski's "The People United Will Never Be Defeated" and blast it from my speakers (for you piano nerds out there I get down to Hamelin's …

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