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Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

One of the strongest celebrations of jazz takes place this week on Saturday when International Jazz Day unfolds in Philly town and the rest of the world as well. Established…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

In the Americas and with the creation of chattel slavery, the mournful sound known as the blues emerged as a musical pattern of enormous power and one that would go…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

You know we’re moving toward summer when the lineup for the Sunday City Park Jazz Summer Series is floating around town. That lineup covers June 5 until August 7 with…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

A number of years ago, NPR had a story titled “Why are so many jazz musicians from Israel these days?” Given the size and location of Israel, that’s certainly a…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

March is off to a shaky start with the world witnessing a blatant effort to reshape Europe and the political order that the continent represents. The whole world is indeed…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

During the mid-1990s, tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson, who grew up in Denver, recorded three of his Blue Note albums with a special guest on guitar – Fareed Haque. Those albums…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

If you are looking for one of the area-based jazz organizations that clearly has earned your support, then look on no further than Dazzle on Sunday at 6 pm where…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

Among the jazz-folk who have resettled here, one of the more prominent is bassist Derrick Hodge. I first seriously listened to Hodge when he worked with trumpeter Terence Blanchard’s band.…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

Despite the continued and haunting presence of Covid 19, the jazz scene has, at least, been moving in the right direction. Take, for example, this month’s sounds that can be…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

In the January 9, edition of The New York Times, there is an interesting article titled “5 Minutes That Will Make You Love.…” What follows is a range of interviews…

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