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Take Five Friday strikes again ... more jazz links for you

TakeFiveFriday logoIt's time again for Take Five Friday, a relatively recurring post here on Jazz@Rochester collecting links about an assortment of things that you might find interesting, entertaining or even useful:

  • Local group Hard Logic won 1st place in the 2008 Billboard World Song Contest in the Jazz category for their song "Crudites" on their 2nd CD Group Theory. Congratulations guys!
  • Last Saturday marked the 50th Anniversary of Monk's great Town Hall Concert in NYC, where Monk, for the first time, presented his tunes scored for big band. Trumpeter and arranger Charles Tolliver, who attended Monk's Town Hall concert, recreated it almost 50 years to the day and National Public Radio has made the remake available for us to hear.
  • Wonder who died on a particular day? OK, I don't spend much time on it, but if you're interested, The Music's Over blog has collected profiles of musicians from all genres and publishes on the date of the anniversary of their death. Here's the Jazz category.
  • One of the organizations trying to help musicians build a sustainable career is They have a blog, too.
  • In honor of the Bop Arts' bringing Dave Liebman with Phil Haynes and Steve Adams to Rochester on March 24th, here is a video from the Jazz Video Guy of Liebman doing Trane Lives with Joey Calderazzo, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette.

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.


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