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Thelonious Monk: The Classic Quartet, 1963 (Sun, 04 Jun 2023)
In May 1963, pianist Thelonious Monk gave five concert performances in Japan, backed by Charlie Rouse on tenor saxophone, Butch Warren on bass and Frankie Dunlap on drums. On May 21, the quartet performed at Sankei Hall in Tokyo, which...       Related Stories Backgrounder: Mann and Rouse, Just Wailin'  
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Ana, Ronnie and Archie (Fri, 02 Jun 2023)
Last week in The Wall Street Journal, I interviewed comedian-actor Ana Gasteyer for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). The Saturday Night Live alum stars in the NBC sitcom American Auto, which follows the employees of... Click the icon below to listen.       Related Stories Bill Le Sage: New Directions in Jazz Caroline, Sy and Frank Kenton: Marty Paich's 'Body and Soul'  
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Backgrounder: Horace Parlan - Movin' & Groovin' (Thu, 01 Jun 2023)
Horace Parlan is probably best known as the pianist on Dexter Gordon's 1961 Blue Note album Doin' Allright. It's hard to imagine anyone but Parlan playing on that record, adding dramatic zest to songs like Doing All Right, For Regulars...       
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 Billy Eckstine. 

Last week, after my post on vocalist Billy Eckstine, I heard from Phil Dorsey, who owns the BocX, a streaming soul, jazz and fusion station. Or, as the e-station puts it, "Danceable, jazzy, funky, soulful, electronic chill-out music." Phil wrote: "I inherited this picture [above] of my dad, Phil Sr., with Billy Eckstine. I don't know where the photo was taken or when."

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