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Violinist Tomoko Omura and her husband, pianist Glenn Zaleski, are set to stream a performance on Sunday.

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What To Stream This Week

As performers look to replace income from lost gigs and regain a sense of community amid the coronavirus pandemic, a number of musicians are using online streaming services to…





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Tom Guarna

Spirit Science
(Destiny)



Angelica Sanchez & Marilyn Crispell
How To Turn The Moon
(Pyroclastic)


Matt Moran Trio
Return Trip
(Diskonife)


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What Happens In A Year

cérémonie/musique
(FiP)

South Florida Jazz Orchestra
Cheap Thrills: The Music Of Rick Margitza
(Summit)

Alonzo Demetrius
Live From The Prison Nation
(Onyx)

The Steve Spiegl Big Band
The L.A. Sessions At Capitol Studios
(Sorcerer)

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​Gil Evans (1912–1988)

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The Birth Of Cool: Gil Evans

Among jazzmen, particularly player-writers, Gil Evans is uniquely admired.

“For my taste,” Miles Davis says, “he’s the best. I haven’t heard anything that knocks me out as consistently as he does since I first heard Charlie Parker.”

Coincident with Miles’ recent tribute, Capitol released a few weeks ago the first complete collection of those 1949–’50 Davis combo sides which were to influence deeply one important direction of modern chamber jazz—Birth Of The Cool.

Evans was perhaps the primary background factor in making…






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