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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,[…]

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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[…]

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