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Caldonia is a 1945 song released by Louis Jordan, an American songwriter and saxophonist whose popularity in the 1940s...
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Savoy Truffle is one of four songs written by George Harrison for the 1968 album The Beatles, also known as the White...
Marius Neset and London Sinfonietta: saxophone accompanied by world-class orchestra acquainted classical harmony with jazz rhythms
The intriguing cross-genre collaboration between the Norwegian jazz saxophonist Marius Neset and the London Sinfonietta...
Pixinguinha: Brazilian saxophonist who established choro music as a pop genre
Pixinguinha, born Alfredo da Rocha Viana, Jr., was an iconic figure in Brazilian popular music who defined its new forms...
The morna: essential music of the Cape Verde archipelago reached mainland thanks to Cesária Évora's voice
With roots in the 18th-century Cape Verde, the morna music is a vital and culturally definitive genre of the archipelago...
The low-end sound of Morphine trio cut short by Mark Sandman's tragic death while on a stage
Twenty years have passed since Mark Sandman’s tragic passing of a heart attack during a 1999 live performance with the...
Sgt. Pepper's inspiration behind Carla Bley's revolutionary jazz album
Born in Oakland, California, Carla Bley was raised in a Christian fundamentalist household and received remarkably...
Incredible stunts by the blind virtuoso influenced a whole generation
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Chu Berry: finest tenor sax voice of the '30s silenced by fatal car crash
Leon 'Chu' Berry (1908-1941), perhaps one of the most brilliant American tenor sax players, found interest in music at a...
Nelson's time in the Marines inspired his future composer career
Oliver Edward Nelson (1932–1975) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. He is best remembered for...
The rise of the Crimson King
The Stones in the Park generally refers to a free outdoor festival held in Hyde Park on 5 July 1969 that was headlined...
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