Bobby Reed

DownBeat Magazine Editor

Bobby Reed's news entries:

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    Grant Green (1935–’79) is one of the dozens of artists who are showcased on Record Store Day releases.

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    Arthur Harper (left), Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Lovelace and Johnny Griffin onstage in Paris on March 27, 1965.

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    Drummer Ignacio Berroa will present a master class, “Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond,” in Chicago on Aug. 31.

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    Still from the Jazz Institute of Chicago video about its Straight Ahead Jazz Camp, to be held July 17–21

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    Jaco Pastorius is one of the dozens of artists who are showcased on Record Store Day vinyl releases.

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    Al Jarreau (1940–2017)

    Singer Al Jarreau Dies at 76

    Jazz vocalist Al Jarreau died in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, surrounded by family and friends. He was 76. About a week…

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    John Scofield won two Grammy awards on Feb. 12.

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    Diana Krall’s new album, Turn Up The Quiet, will be released by Verve on May 5.

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    Vince Wilburn Jr. (left), Cheryl Davis, painter Francine Turk and Erin Davis attend the Sept. 21 opening of an exhibit inspired by Miles Davis.

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    Blue Note will release Norah Jones’ new album, Day Breaks, on Oct. 7.

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    Henry Threadgill has been honored with a Lifetime Achivement in Jazz award from the Jazz Journalists Association.

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    As part of his lengthy residency at the Blue Note this fall, Chick Corea (left) will perform on Oct. 19–23 with his Elektric Band.

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    The new album Unheard Bird includes previously unrleased studio takes that saxophonist Charlie Parker recorded in the period of 1949–’52.

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    The new album Unheard Bird includes 58 previously unrleased studio takes that saxophonist Charlie Parker recorded in the periof of 1949–’52.

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    Christian McBride (left), Brian Blade, Aretha Franklin and Herbie Hancock rehearse for the International Jazz Day concert in Washington, D.C., on April 29.

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    Lonnie Mack (1941–2016)

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    Henry Threadgill

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    Prince (1958–2016)

    Singer-Songwriter Prince Dies at 57

    Prince, a singer-songwriter who mixed r&b, funk, rock and jazz elements into a style all his own, has died at the age…

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    Pete Yellin (1941–2016) (Photo: Courtesy of the Yellin family)

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    David Baker (left) with Quincy Jones in May 2010

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    Naná Vasconcelos (1944–2016)

    In Memoriam: Naná Vasconcelos

    Naná Vasconcelos, the acclaimed percussionist and master of the single-string berimbau, died March 9 from lung cancer…

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    Pianist Jay McShann with his band (circa 1940), including saxophonist Charlie Parker (third from left). This image is in a gallery posted at the MMFI website.

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    Obed Calvaire (left), Miguel Zenón, Matt Penman, David Sánchez, Edward Simon, Warren Wolf, Robin Eubanks and Sean Jones are the SFJAZZ Collective

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    Tony Bennett (right) and the musicians on the Grammy-winning album The Silver Lining: Kenny Washington (left), Peter Washington, Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes


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