Interview with Alexis Cole of JazzVoice.org

Interview with Alexis Cole of JazzVoice.org


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Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!

Neurophysiologist Stephen Porges – A scientist and musician looks at the profoundly nurturing quality of music education

Jazz on the Tube interviews Professor Stephen Porges.

Here’s how the theory looks in practice

Duke Ellington’s “Black and Tan Fantasy” by the 2014 Beloit Memorial High School Jazz Band at the Essentially Ellington competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center New York.

Question: Shouldn’t all children have access to quality music education?

Discuss among yourselves.

Sheila Jordan “talks” about her education in music and she and the band demonstrate the incomparable social engagement power of music.

For more information

Home of Dr. Stephen Porges
StephenPorges.com

The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory – Stephen Porges
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The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy – Deb Dana
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Indiana University Traumatic Stress Institute Consortium
Website

Stephen’s audio therapy project
Integrated Listening Systems

A short introduction to Porges’ Polyvagal Theory

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Remembering Eddie Durham with Topsy Durham

Recollections with Eddie’s daughter Topsy


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Jazz on the Tube is declaring 2020 the “Year of Eddie Durham.”

If you don’t know Eddie Durham (1906-1987), buckle your seat belts. He’s one the the secret sources of the music we call jazz.

Take Eddie out of the equation and a whole lot of things that made jazz jazz would never have happened.

He’s easily one of the most important musicians in the history of jazz and therefore one of the most important musicians in the history of American music.

Whose careers were nourished by Eddie Durham’s genius?

How about these for starters?

The Oklahoma City Blue Devils, Benny Moten, Jimmie Lunceford, Count Basie, Charlie Christian, Lester Young, Glenn Miller – and this is just the short list!

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Music referenced in this interview


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1. Moten’s Swing (1933) – (00:00)
2. Hittin’ the Bottle (1935) – (03:24)
3. Topsy (1937) – (06:24)
4. Good Morning Blues (1937) – (09:38)
5. Swinging the Blues (1938) – (12:26)
6. Countless Blues (1938) – (15:10)
7. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (1938 – two takes) – (18:07)
8. Jumpin’ at the Woodside (1939) – (24:09)
9. In the Mood (1939) – (27:18)

Documentary about Eddie Durham by the Center for Texas Music History

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Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!

The making of “Cortijo and His Time Machine” – Harvey Averne


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Produced by Coco Records in 1974

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Jazz history quiz

What do Chico Hamilton, Dexter Gordon, Horace Tapscott, Sonny Criss, Frank Morgan, Big Jay McNeely, Marshal Royal, Art Farmer, and Don Cherry of Los Angeles have in common with…

Ornette Coleman, King Curtis, Dewey Redman, Prince Lasha, John Carter, Julius Hemphill, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Ray Sharpe and Cornell Dupree of Fort Worth…

…And with Gene Ammons, Nat King Cole, Jerome Cooper, Richard Davis, Bo Diddley, Dorothy Donegan, Von Freeman, John Gilmore, Johnny Griffin, Milt Hinton, Eddie Harris, John Hartman, Fred Hopkins, Joseph Jarman, Leroy Jenkins, Clifford Jordan, Julian Priester, Wilbure Ware, and Dinah Washington of Chicago.

Think on it a bit before you look at the answer.

What did these great American artists have in common besides the fact that they are Afro-Americans and internationally recognized masters of jazz?


Answer

They all got their professional-level music performance education in a free public high school under just three different teachers.

Sam Browne of Jefferson High School (Los Angeles)
G.A. Baxter of I.M. Terrell (Fort Worth)
Walter Dyett of DuSable High School (Chicago)

If you like music, remember to thank a music teacher. Better yet, look for a local program you can support.

Video made by Jazz on the Tube for FoodMusicJustic.org. New Orleans (2010)

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The Hero’s Fall I Fell For – Poems by Dave Oliphant

Mr. Oliphant has a special musical gift for all buyers of the book. If you order the book, please save and send Mr. Oliphant a copy of your electronic receipt with a copy of your physical mailing address via email and he will mail it to you. You can reach him here: dave_oliphant AT yahoo DOT com

(Note: You can preview several of the poems below.)


Excerpts from Five Versions of the 12th Street Rag (1967)

Duke Ellington, “Twelfth Street Rag” (Decca, The Original Decca Recordings: Early Ellington), recorded January 14, 1931 (2:58)

Fats Waller and His Rhythm, “Twelfth Street Rag” (Pickwick International Records, Ain’t Misbehaving), recorded June 24, 1935 (2:45)

Count Baise, “Twelfth Street Rag” (Jazz Roots, Jumpin’ at the Woodside), recorded Aril 5, 1939 (3:o8)


From Jazz God and Freshman English (1973)

Dizzy Gillespie, “A Night in Tunisia” (The RCA Victor Encyclopedia of Recorded Jazz, Album 5: Gil to Hig) recorded February 22, 1945 with Don Byas on tenor saxophone (3:08)


Denton (1994)

Euel Box Quintet, “Toddlin'” (Columbia Transcriptions, North Texas State College Jazz Concert), recorded 1957 (3:12)

Shorty Rogers and His Giants, “Planetarium” (Atlantic, Martians Come Back!), recorded March 26, 1955, with Texan Jimmy Giuffre on tenor sax (3:39)


Three Musicians Perform their Freedom (2003)

Charles Mingus, “Ysabel’s Table Dance” (RCA, Tijuana Moods), recorded July 16, 1958 (11:35)


Jazz by the Boulevard (2013)

David “Fathead” Newman, “Hard Times” (Collectibles, Fathead), released in 1958 with Ray Charles on piano (4:43)


The Jazz on the Tube interview with Dave Oliphant

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