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Howard Mandel

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I saw Jimi Hendrix three times

On the 80th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s birth, memory and legacy of America’s unsurpassed guitar-artist (written 2011). I’m bouncing around in the back seat...

JazzBash! Immersive virtual Awards event plus!

I daresay the JazzBash! on Sunday, 9/11 is the first ever virtual hybrid Awards party/live Jazz Cruise auction/online concert from six U.S. cities/conference of...

Who plays the saxophone? And why?

I love the sound of a saxophone, or rather the broad range of sounds available from this family of reeds instruments. Breathy, vocal-like, smooth,...

Listening to Coltrane’s “Ascension,” and what I’ve done. . .

Yesterday’s Concert dropped a podcast in which I offer guidance in listening even to challenging jazz recordings such as John Coltrane’s ambitious, gnarly Ascension....