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The Monterey Jazz Festival, one of many reopening for late summer.

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Bringing Back the Festivals!

In what has to be billed as the great jazz reopening, festivals are coming back online, many with late-breaking plans and talent lineups that are still being hashed out.…





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Jane Ira Bloom/Mark Helias

Some Kind Of Tomorrow
(Self Released)


Jihye Lee Orchestra
Daring Mind
(Motéma 0385)


Jim Snidero
Live At The Deer Head Inn
(Ordering info: jazzdepot.com)


Leon Lee Dorsey
Thank You Mr. Mabern
(Jazzavenue 1)


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Tim Hagans

A Conversation
(Waiting Moon)

Alex Conde
Descarga For Bud
(Sedajazz)

New Memphis Colorways
It Is What It Isn’t
(Owl Jackson Jr.)

Shawn Maxwell
Expectation & Experience
(Jazzline)

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Lena Horne

(Photo: DownBeat Archives)

Lena Horne: The Horne Of Plenty

Somewhere in the background, by the piano in the living room, Lennie Hayton sat with coffee in hand, filling the air with that pregnant, Van Dyked Lennie Hayton brand of dignified silence. In the smaller music room Lena, quiet and conservative in the black-and-white outfit with the white turban hat, toyed with her coffee and talked, never too quietly nor too conservatively, of music and children and acting and singing and how life had been for her in this past propitious year.

Lena Horne and New York are in love. For the first time in her adult life…






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July 2021
Julian Lage
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