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Gift Guide 2019 – Book Review: Books, Box Sets & Reviews – Music

More than anyone else, alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges (1907-70) epitomized the soulful elegance of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. His immediately recognizable sound, characterized by sensuous grace in caressing a melody and an incomparable blues-infused tonality, made him and fellow altoist Charlie Parker the standard-bearers for the instrument. In this slim yet heavily footnoted biography, author…

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Music in the Time of War

(Above) Arturo Sandoval will headline the festival in celebration of NCPA’s golden jubilee Lonnie Timmons III/JazzPhoto.com; the interiors of Tata Theatre In the ’60s, when the war of ideologies between American capitalism and Cuban communist revolution supported by the Soviet Union was at its peak, Fidel Castro, the then Prime Minister of Cuba declared American…

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