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Happy 95th Birthday to John Coltrane!

John William Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes and was at the forefront of free jazz. He led at least fifty recording sessions and appeared on many albums by other musicians, including trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.

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Happy Birthday to Charlie “Bird” Parker (8/29/1920) 🎷🔥❤️

August 29, 2021 by Justin Brown

Downbeat Hall of Fame saxophonist, composer, leader, Bebop pioneer, and jazz icon Charles Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955) AKA "Bird" and "Yardbird" was born on this date in 1920.

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John Coltrane’s Masterpiece Breathes New Life With ‘A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle’

August 26, 2021 by Sharon Murphy

A recording of one [performance], long lost, is now being released as A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle. Chuck Stewart/Courtesy Universal Music Group

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Greg Walker

August 20, 2021 by Chris Fitzgerald

I first met Greg Walker in about 1979. I was playing guitar in a rock band with Jeanette Kays’ son Rick in the basement of her house. When we would take breaks, Greg would often be hanging around in the kitchen smoking these funny little brown cigarettes called “More”. He was obviously a far superior […]

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Greg Walker: One of Louisville’s Jazz Treasures

August 16, 2021 by Terry O'Mahoney

Greg Walker is a man of many talents – singer, arranger and an amazing guitar player who can cover all genres, especially jazz, blues and rock. If you ever needed a friendly hand, Greg was there for you. He never questions why you might need help or what a gig pays. Greg has devoted his […]

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