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In his early years, the young altoist Jackie McLean copied Charlie Parker perfectly -- right down to the heroin addiction -- before extending the bebop vocabulary on a series of stunning Blue Note albums in the late '50s and early…
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Calendar, Night&Day Frankenstein -- It's Alive!

Frankenstein -- It's Alive!

In 1963, a little-known trombonist named Grachan Moncur III was quietly making history by pairing up with saxophonist Jackie McLean to make some of the most scintillating music to come out of Blue Note during the '60s. That's saying quite…
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Longineu Parsons

Longineu Parsons Spaced: Collected Works 1980-1999 (Luv n' Haight) Sometime-conventional wisdom holds that jazz is relatively immune to the marketing and promotional forces that shape mainstream success in the rest of the pop music world. It is here, in this…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

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For many fans, jazz really is a church, a place in which to explore the deeper principles and remember the elders. So concerts at Grace Cathedral, which have become an annual feature of the San Francisco Jazz Festival, have a…
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