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World Renowned Branford Marsalis Quartet Releases 'Metamorphosen' March 17

March 1st, 2009 6:00pm EST
Branford Marsalis
After releasing the "dynamic" and "passionate" (Jazz Times) Braggtown in 2006, the multiple Grammy-nominated Branford Marsalis Quartet toured worldwide for two years before returning to the recording studio. The result, a nine track masterpiece, is one of the band's strongest and most broadly appealing albums to date. Metamorphosen is scheduled to be released on the saxophonist's Marsalis Music label March 17, 2009.

The album title, which is German for "metamorphoses," was chosen to emphasize the growth and development of the quartet and each individual member. "We've all been pract...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 10

October 10th, 2007 3:00am EDT
David Lee Roth
Happy Birthday to pop singer Mya (1979), Nash Bridges actress Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (1978), NASCAR favorite Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (1974), Saved by the Bell heartthrob Mario Lopez (1973), Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre (1969), country singer Tanya Tucker (1958), former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth (1954), actor/dancer Ben Vereen (1946), Commander-in-Chief star Peter Coyote (1942), cult filmmaker Ed Wood (1924; d. 1978), and legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk (1917; d. 1982).
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Double Bassist Art Davis, Who Played With Jazz Greats Such As Coltrane, Dies At 73

August 4th, 2007 9:15am EDT
John Coltrane
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Art Davis, the renowned double bassist who played with John Coltrane and other jazz greats, has died. He was 73.

Davis died of a heart attack Sunday at his home in Long Beach, his son Kimaili Davis told the Los Angeles Times for a story in Saturday's editions.

Davis was blacklisted in the 1970s for speaking up about racism in the music industry, then later earned a doctorate in clinical psychology and balanced performance dates with appointments to see patients.

''He was adventurous with his approach to playing music,'' said pianist Nate Morgan, who ...
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New Series Of Jazz Icons(tm) DVDs Features Vintage Unseen Concerts

July 18th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
John Coltrane
The eagerly anticipated release of the second series of Jazz Icons(TM) DVDs is here. Reelin' In The Years Productions and Naxos are proud to announce the September 4, 2007 release of the next seven titles in the illustrious DVD series featuring performances by John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Charles Mingus.

Filmed in Europe between 1958 and 1966, this set of Jazz Icons(TM) DVDs features concerts by seven of the most influential jazz artists of the 20th century captured in their prime and accompanied by some of the most leg...
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Concert TV Celebrates Black History Month

January 27th, 2007 12:00pm EST
Mary J. Blige
CONCERT.TV, the only television network dedicated to live music performances and documentaries, celebrates Black History Month with many of the greatest African-American artists of the twentieth century. Beginning February 1, viewers can tune in to catch exclusive and mesmerizing performances by such diverse artists as Thelonious Monk, Wyclef Jean and Macy Gray, Alicia Keys, Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, Bobby Darin, Ray Charles, Al Green and many more.

"These artists show the diversity of musicians CONCERT.TV consistently offers its viewers," said Michael Shimbo, founder and president of CONC...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 10

October 10th, 2006 3:00am EDT
David Lee Roth
Happy Birthday to pop singer Mya (1979), Nash Bridges actress Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (1978), NASCAR favorite Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (1974), Saved by the Bell heartthrob Mario Lopez (1973), Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre (1969), country singer Tanya Tucker (1958), former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth (1954), actor/dancer Ben Vereen (1946), Commander-in-Chief star Peter Coyote (1942), cult filmmaker Ed Wood (1924; d. 1978), and legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk (1917; d. 1982).
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