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9/22/2016


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Tom Harrell performs at the Hyde Park Jazz Fest in Chicago on Sept. 25. (Photo: Michael Jackson)

Hyde Park Jazz Fest Offers Diverse, Progressive Program

On the afternoon of Sept. 25, mulling over how to open this review as I ambled between the music stages on Midway Plaisance, a verdant stretch of Chicago’s South Side, the …  
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REVIEWS EDITORS’ PICKS     September 2016


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Phil Is Now: Out Of The Woods
Published 1/23/1957

Phillip Wells Woods is a lean 25, with the appearance of an Alan Ladd, and an alto that talks more like a cross between Bogart and Gérard Philipe. Woods, who won a 1955 DownBeat Jazz Critics Poll New Star award, recently left Dizzy Gillespie’s …  
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Muddy Waters: Last King of the South Side?
Published 10/8/1964

These days the singer wears his success easily. He has weathered well the shifting tides of the popular-music business, adapting his music to the various demands made on it over the years. His style has moved away from away from the rough, intense co …  
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Bob Belden’s Spanish Key
Published 3/1/2011

It’s a sunny, spring day in May in midtown Manhattan that begins a week of recording. And everybody’s waiting for Rabih.

From the podium, the leader croons, ““I’m in the oud for love.”

With these words of wit that typically …  
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Jazz On Television In 1965
Published 5/6/1965

For the record—and in the interest of enlightening posterity and giving credit that is seldom acknowledged—it should be said that the last few weeks of 1964 and the first couple of months of 1965 were a fruitful period of television jazz. …  
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