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Residence: Aurora Age: 58 Writing letters since: About 20 years ago. Has written to the Tribune since 2000. Life story in 50 words: Born in Chicago; raised in Avalon Park. Served in the U.S. Air Force and attended Chicago City Colleges. Started working...
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Trumpeter and roving ambassador for jazz Wynton Marsalis brings his nimble big band to town with a wealth of talent and tradition in tow. Expect sharp suits and even sharper tunes delivered by a band dedicated to bridging...
"It's very rare," alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa said while back-introducing the song "Abhogi" at Royce Hall on Saturday night, further describing the piece as a South Indian raga that was also performed in the Hindustani tradition. "And of...
When it comes to finding narrative inspiration, saxophonist Chris Potter could hardly have tapped a source that runs closer to the human DNA than Homer's "The Odyssey." Maybe best known for his work backing bassist-bandleader Dave Holland and even...
2.5 stars (out of 4) There’s a skip to Thom Yorke’s step from the get-go on his first album with Atoms for Peace, the side project the Radiohead singer introduced on tour in 2009-10. Atoms for Peace includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers&...
There is one particular phrase that has nagged me all my life—I should have. As in, I should have practiced my trumpet, I should have learned basic math, or I should have kept my big mouth shut. I really should have practiced my trumpet. I remember...
I was surprised by the news that a 129 Chicago schools are under threat of closing, particularly Sir Miles Davis Magnet Academy. I’ve been encouraged with the focus on science and engineering education in the U.S. President Obama highlighted the...
It’s just been announced that Richard Barone, leader of underrated New Wave band The Bongos (“In the Congo”) will be playing Café Nine on April 25. This illustrious booking will be cause for further praise and analysis as the date...
There are few instruments in jazz that seem so tied to a single period like the clarinet. The instrument of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and New Orleans hot jazz, the horn is a relative outlier these days with practitioners such as Anat Cohen, Ken...
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It's arguably the greatest jazz recording every conceived with an influence that resonates even after nearly 54 years. Orland Park Public Library visitors can find out why as Miles Davis' monumental 1959 album "Kind of Blue' is featured in a Feb. 28...
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Branford Marsalis, a Grammy-award winning saxophonist, doesn't like to be fenced in. He's played with jazzy rock bands, the New York Philharmonic and his own experimental funk ensemble, Buckshot LeFonque. Although he's not a staunch traditionalist like...
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