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Lauren Kinhan and Janis Siegel performing live at their Vocal Mania set before the pandemic.

(Photo: Maria Traversa)

Janis Siegel and Lauren Kinhan Serve Up Vocal Gumbo

A pair of claves taps out the classic three-plus-two beat. Two jazz divas, each a member of a legendary jazz vocal group, appear in separate Zoom boxes, singing and dancing around…


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Dezron Douglas

Force Majeure
(International Anthem)


Hot Heros/Iro Haarla
Vodjanoi
(Karkia Mistika Karmi)


Francisco Mela
MPT Trio Volume 1
(577 Records)


Till Brönner/Bob James
On Vacation
(Sony Masterworks)


Cowboys & Frenchmen
Our Highway
(Outside In Music)

Alfredo Rodríguez/Monir Hossn
‘Que Sera’
(Mack Avenue)

Pete Ellman Big Band
For Pete’s Ache
(One Too Tree Records)

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Dexter Gordon (1923–1990)

(Photo: Rob Bogaerts/National Archives of the Netherlands)

Transcontinental Tenorist: Dexter Gordon

When Dexter Gordon won the Tenor Saxophone category in the 1971 DownBeat Critics Poll, the honor could hardly be considered premature. Gordon, who celebrated his 49th birthday last Feb. 17, is one of the great voices in modern jazz and has been a professional musician since the age of 17, when he joined Lionel Hampton’s band. After a stint with Louis Armstrong, he became a charter member of Billy Eckstine’s famed big band, with which he made his mark.

For nearly a decade, the tall, debonair tenorman has made his home in Copenhagen, Denmark, where…






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