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Remembering pianist Al Haig

“Al who?” you might be asking. Pianist Al Haig was born July 19, 1922 in Newark, NJ. You might not remember his name, but you’ve heard him play if you’ve ever heard Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis. Haig played with Miles, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, Fats Navarro, and Stan Getz, among others.…
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Remembering a Tokyo master class with Michael Brecker

(Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series in which our webmaster, Jason Crane, shares his jazz-related memories of Japan.) The second time I lived in Japan, from 1996-1998, I got a rare opportunity to take a group lesson with Michael Brecker. I had been working professionally as a saxophonist at that point for…
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Big news for Yoko and Berklee

“I am so honored to announce this great news,” Yoko wrote this week. “I’ve been teaching at Berklee College of Music in the Piano Department since 2011. Recently Berklee did an international search for two full-time positions in the Piano Department. Including me, 181 people applied. I was selected as one of five finalists and…
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