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2005 Stories by Nate Chinen

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  • Piano Standard to Piano Striver

    published December 20, 2005

    1. THELONIOUS MONK QUARTET: Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall (Blue Note) Monk on top of the world,... More >>

  • Badder Plus

    published November 22, 2005

    Ornette Coleman didn't put in a cameo with pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer David King at their intrepidly programmed... More >>

  • Turner Around

    published October 11, 2005

    "This is the only night this month that I could get these guys together," Chris Lightcap explained before his first set at Barbés. The... More >>

  • AACM Elder Statesman Pulls Sum Strings—More Than a Few

    published August 23, 2005

    In recent settings, notably his sextet Zooid, Henry Threadgill has savored the effect of archly contrasting timbres. The group he premiered at... More >>

  • Third Annual Trumpet Smorgasbord Starts With a Salute

    published August 9, 2005

    Though lacking the clout of JVC and the community of the Vision Festival, the Festival of New Trumpet Music, a/k/a FONT Music, has evolved into a... More >>

  • Jazz Goes to College

    published May 24, 2005

    "The reason for this book is quite simple," wrote Marshall Stearns in The Story of Jazz. "More people in the United States listen to and... More >>

  • Blurred Lines

    published April 26, 2005

    From the late '70s to the mid '80s, Arthur Blythe blurred the lines between avant-garde and mainstream, simultaneously pursuing loft-scene... More >>

  • Jazz Heavyweights Celebrate the World's Oldest and Greatest Club

    published February 22, 2005

    "We're glad to be here," said Jimmy Heath onstage, "and to be old, but still not cold." He played the line for laughs, and got them. But the... More >>

  • Building the Tension

    published January 25, 2005

    Halfway through "Ghost Time," the first of his two premieres at Merkin Hall, Vijay Iyer dashed off a series of discordant piano glissandi that... More >>

  • Two Trios

    published January 18, 2005

    Hank Jones began the Thursday of his week-long double bill by peering at a set list scrawled on stationery from a Holiday Inn. Then the pianist... More >>

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