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The Harmonica-Playing Baron Of Belgium

Whistling guitarist and harmonica master Toots Thielemans has played in everything from Charlie Parker’s band to commercials for ...


Chris Ziemba On Piano Jazz

Buffalo native Christopher Ziemba is a young pianist and composer, currently honing his craft at the Eastman School ...


Why One Saxophonist Covered His Idol

Steve Lehman’s new album Dialect Fluorescent ends with a song called “Mr. E,” a composition written by jazz ...


Cecil Taylor: The Pianist Who’s Also An Orchestra

He broke all the rules of jazz and improvised music — and that was in the 1950s. Now ...