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Rochester loses another jazzman . . . Gerry Niewood joins the 2009 fallen

It's Friday, so let's Take Five . . . more jazz links for you

TakeFiveFriday logoI've been too crazy busy and traveling to get this out in the past couple of weeks or check my "jazz feeds" for more Take Five post material. I've got a few, though. Five, to be exact:

  • Last month, jazz website All About Jazz put up its top 20 interviews of 2008 and Jason Crane had two on the list.
  • For those of you who missed (or who caught) Gabriel Alegria's Sextet at the Exodus to Jazz Series on January 30th, here's Doug Ramsey's take in Rifftides.
  • Some notes taken by saxophonist Steve Lacy of advice given by Thelonious Monk have been floating around the Internet. One of my favorites: "A note can be a small as a pin or as large as the world, it depends on your imagination." I found them on the blog The Adventures of an Accordian Man in the 21st Century.
  • Have been starting to read Kellen Yamanaka's Song with Orange blog.
  • now has a group on Facebook.

So take five and explore. Let me know what you think in the comments ....There will be five more next week.

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


Thanks for the mention, brother!

Gerry Niewood was a real artist, and he had a real deep sound. I heard him in 1972 with Chuck Mangione and he had really inspired me. I am a professional jazz trumpeter, and I can say that he was a REAL JAZZMAN.

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