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HotHouse At PAFA - Charles Ellerbe

HotHouse At PAFA / Celebrating 20 Years On Air For J. Michael Harrison Saturday, October 28 - 2PM / Featuring Charles Ellerbe & MATRIX 12:38 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts / PAFA 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 For Tickets: Click Here   This year, WRTI-FM radio host, J. Michael Harrison is celebrating 20 years of his   Read More....

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Celebrating Ornette

A friend once told me a Jazz joke. It goes: John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins decided to see a wise, holy man to ask him for the secrets of saxophone perfection. To get to him they had to travel many miles by plane and train and then, hike up a snow covered mountain. When they finally reached the summit. They found a small man sitting there   Read More....

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Still The New Thing!

  In the 1950s, a group of musicians diverged from the pack and set the worked on fire. Their approaches openly challenged the prevailing process and caused tensions within the American musical community. Some championed them and their efforts. Others vehemently opposed them and others, even brought their opinions to the point 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.
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