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Biographical Articles and Interviews
"Dizzy Gillespie and His Bent Trumpet": article by Joseph Stromberg of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. Gillespie, alongside Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke, and a few others, originated Bebop Jazz in the early 1940s; he later helped develop Afro-Cuban Jazz in his work with conga drummer Chano Pazo, and boldly ushered in a new era of big-band Jazz in the face of financial and cultural barriers.
Interview by Bob Bernotas with the composer who brought the trombone into the Bebop era and lead some of the the best bands of the 1950s and '60s, including a famous grouping with fellowing trombonist Kai Winding. Johnson also experimented with Third Stream methods and composed for film and television.
Jazz Times article on the pianist's Standards Trio (with Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette), perhaps the longest-running group with no line-up changes in Jazz history, and one of Jarrett's signal accomplisments, alongside his momentous solo releases and his 1970s quartet (with Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, and Paul Motian).
Interview with biographer Douglas Henry Daniels about the tenor saxophonist and Count Basie associate who for many epitomized the sound and ethos of Jazz at its best, being highly influential on Cool Jazz in particular.