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Tom Lawton - Man Ray Suite Mixtape

On October 9th, 2015, pianist and composer, Tom Lawton and his ensemble presented a live performance at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This performance showcased music that Lawton composed as part of a special commission from the Philadelphia Jazz Project to musically explore the work of Philadelphia-born and bred, modern art pioneer,   Read More....

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C Jam Blues-The Greatest Records Ever

The Greatest Records Ever: ¨C Jam Blues¨ from Mingus At Carnegie Hall This series is an opportunity to reflect on some of the amazing music that has come into our lives. From the popular and celebrated to the unknown, obscure and/or ignored, we will touch on some music that you know and love and surely some works that you   Read More....

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Economy of Scale

  The great bassist/composer, Charles Mingus left an indelible imprint on Jazz music. He was an incredible force of nature and a fierce believer in his dreams. He was an amazing bandleader who could squeeze intense performances out of any ensemble and an audio alchemist who truly understood the meaning of the term, "economy of   Read More....

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The stuff McCoy Tyner did was earth-shattering for me. The modal thing, the way he voiced chords in fourths, the way he used the pentatonic scale -- all those things were very new.
Kenny Barron

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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Culture Trust | Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Philadelphia Foundation.