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Celebration of Trane's Interstellar Space

    I was young and Trane was giving me a chance to play. And I was playing my heart out - it was a new experience for me because I didn't have the bass player to think about. I didn't have the pianist there. It was just me. I wasn't as confident. But, Trane knew that it was there. He knew it was there all the time. - Rashied   Read More....

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Re-Imagining Interstellar Space

In September of 2016, Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP] and a group of collaborators presented nine days of free events celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary Philadelphia Jazz artist, John Coltrane. Of the many events that took place, one was very special. We asked two artists, tenor saxophonist, Terry Lawson and drummer, Alan Nelson to   Read More....

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A Blast From Recent Past

  In March 2013, PJP was invited to do an unusual thing. We were asked to be amongst a group of performers to take part in Philadelphia's TedX talks. These events have rarely, if ever involved musical performances. We thought long and hard of what and who to present. The following is documentation video from the Tedx YouTube Channel, 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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