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All about Jazz
All about Jazz

Often, what we take for granted, stuns us. You would be stumped to know, for instance, that the ubiquitous term 'rickshaw' is a merger of three Japanese words: jin (human) + riki (power) + sha (vehicle). And so it is with 'jazz'. Seems the term was first used in 1912 in a baseball context, to refer to a ball that wobbled.

--- The Times of India

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Diana Krall
Diana Krall
Sunil Sampat

Review of Quiet Nights, Verve

--- Rolling Stone India

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EastJazz
EastJazz
Adrienne Redd

Intricate connections, cultural contradictions and coming home: the influence of Indian music in world music genres.

--- rootsworld.com

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Indian Music and Jazz: Reflections of Form
Indian Music and Jazz: Reflections of Form
Satyajit Roychaudhury

"The interest of jazz musicians in Indian music was not an offshoot of the trend in pop. The connection between jazz and Indian music had deeper conceptual roots, which had to do with concepts of solo expression and the links between composition and improvisation..."

Adapted by Satyajit Roychaudhury from: Indian Music and the West: Gerry Farrell Book; Oxford University Press

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Jazz Music and India, by Madhav Chari
Jazz Music and India, by Madhav Chari
Sahar Adil

Madhav Chari, a jazz pianist and composer, says ”make friends with the music, and do not worry about the "structure" of the music: just taste it for now.”

--- mybangalore.com

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John Coltrane and the integration of Indian concepts in jazz improvisation (Essay)
John Coltrane and the integration of Indian concepts in jazz improvisation (Essay)
Carl Clements

John Coltrane was at the forefront of many important directions in jazz in the 1950s and 1960s, including ‘hard bop’, ‘modal jazz’, ‘avant-garde jazz’, and ‘world music’. One interest that became an increasingly dominant focus for him in his later years was the study of Indian music and spirituality.

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Kurt Elling
Kurt Elling
Sunil Sampat

Review of "Dedicated To You", Concord Records

--- Rolling Stone India

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Lost and Found Recordings
Lost and Found Recordings
Sunil Sampat

"A fascinating aspect of collecting jazz recordings over several years, is the appearance of “new” releases of recordings made a long time ago..."

---Rolling Stone India

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Sergio Mendes
Sergio Mendes
Sunil Sampat

Review of "Encanto", EMI Virgin

--- Rolling Stone India

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The Enigmatic Miles Davis
The Enigmatic Miles Davis
Sunil Sampat

"In the hundred plus years of jazz history, there have been several very great musicians who have left a deep, significant impact on the progress..."

--- Rolling Stone India

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The influence of Indian music on jazz
The influence of Indian music on jazz
Marc Rossi

Respected musician and educator, Marc Rossi, looks at the links between Jazz and Classical Indian Music.

--- sessionville.com

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The Jazz Singer
The Jazz Singer
Sunil Sampat

New York-based jazz vocalist Sachal Vasandani speaks about singing jazz, and performing with his idol

--- Rolling Stone India

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The Joy of Sax
The Joy of Sax
Sunil Sampat

"Of all the types of popular music played and heard in the last seventy or eighty years, jazz has utilised more musical instruments than any other genre..."

--- Rolling Stone India

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The Magic and Romance of Vinyl
The Magic and Romance of Vinyl
Sunil Sampat

"A few months ago a friend called and asked if we could have an evening of listening to jazz on vinyl..."

--- Rolling Stone India

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The Saxophone in Jazz
The Saxophone in Jazz
Sunil Sampat

"One of the great joys of listening to jazz is in the constant discovery of individual style and subtle nuances in the expressions of the artist..."

---Rolling Stone India

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What is This Thing Called Jazz?
What is This Thing Called Jazz?
Sunil Sampat

“Man! If you gotta ask, you’ll never know!” Louis Armstrong once opined in response to the age old question, “What is Jazz?” 

--- Rolling Stone India

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