The musicianly sophistication of jazz in Pittsburgh justifies its rightful claim to its legend as "The Land of the Giant Killers."
"Sort of a deconstructed Miles Davis Birth Of The Cool amped up to the new millennium. Adamo is much in the same way as Miles, a visionary."
Random Act Record Artist Tony Adamo's CD, MILES OF BLU has a street date of May 21, 2013. Due to the high demand for his new CD, MILES OF BLU is being sold early on Doc Kupka's Strokeland Records site. Doc is one of the founding members of Tower of Power. All major outlets for CD sales will be carrying MILES OF BLUE after May 21st.…Continue
Swinger with a Mission
Mary Lou Williams has been making music for 60 years;
now she teaches others how to feel it
By Catherine O'Neill
MARY LOU WILLIAMS is a lady with a mission -- to bring jazz back to the young. In recent years, that quest has brought the 69-year-old pianist and composer to Duke University in…
Pianist, composer, and arranger Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981) is often referred to as the First Lady of Jazz in the annals of American music history. Williams was a highly respected musician in her day whose repertoire spanned several seminal jazz styles, from boogie-woogie to bebop, and she was an integral member of what became known as the Kansas…
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