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McCoy Tyner: Life After 'A Love Supreme'new

The great pianist helped give the world some of its most significant jazz recordings, including John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, all before his 30th birthday. But being a living legend has never killed his will to explore.
Seattle Weekly  |  Brian J Barr  |  11-17-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Blind Musical Prodigy Juanito Castillo is 19, and He Knows What He Wantsnew

It seems like only yesterday Juanito was a little boy with an accordion in his hands, playing for crowds at Market Square and local church festivals. Hailed as brilliant at an early age, Juanito quickly moved up the ranks to the conjunto elite and captured the attention of many Tejano musicians on the scene.
San Antonio Current  |  Kiko Martinez  |  07-23-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

New Orleans Legend Allen Toussaint Crowns the First Week of the 2008 New Mexico Jazz Festivalnew

It's hard to turn a musical corner just about anywhere in American pop, rock 'n' roll, R&B or funk from the late '50s onward without encountering the influence of Toussaint--composer, producer, arranger, pianist, singer, sideman and 1998 Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
Weekly Alibi  |  Mel Minter  |  07-22-2008  |  Music

Kristopher Hull Tries to Bring Classical Music to the Streetsnew

Armed with a full-size upright piano, a repertoire of Chopin's etudes and nocturnes, and his nerves, the 33-year-old pianist planned to storm Miami Beach's Lincoln Road, guerrilla-style.
Miami New Times  |  Arielle Castillo  |  04-28-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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