Tag Archives: Jazz

Snow Blowin’ Blues

Yesterday was the perfect day for Penumbra to be with us on WDAZ News @5, what with the threat of inclement weather and all.  The group performed their new tune “Snow Blowin’ Blues” for us.  It’s a song about winter weather … Continue reading

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Tomorrow on WDAZ News @5, we’ll chat with trumpter Chris Botti about his new album Impressions.

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Chris Botti

We’re going to be talking soon on WDAZ News @5 with the wonderful Chris Botti.

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What a Wonderful World

Just finished reading What a Wonderful World:  The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years by Ricky Riccardi.  In the last twenty years of his life, it seems the jazz great was criticized from just about every corner.  For critics, his … Continue reading

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Jack and Duke

Thanks to Mike Brue for bringing our attention to this obit in the New York Times recently.  Jack Towers was one of a couple NDSU students behind what became a legendary, Grammy Award-winning album called “Duke Ellington at Fargo, 1940 … Continue reading

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New Orleans

Hard to believe it’s five years next month since Hurricane Katrine hit.  I was reminded of this as I talked with one of New Orleans’ great jazz musicians, Irvin Mayfield, via satellite from Bourbon Street, no less, this evening on … Continue reading

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Irvin Mayfield

  This evening on WDAZ News @5, jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield joins us from the Historic Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

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Herb Ellis

  Jazz guitarist Herb Ellis has died at the age of 88, according to an Los Angeles Times article.

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Ella in Hollywood

The New York Times reports today on a bunch of new/old Ella Fitzgerald recordings just boxed into a set called "Twelve Nights in Hollywood."  None of the seventy-six songs (ever before released) were recorded at the end of 1961 and … Continue reading

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