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Musicians Pay Tribute To Charlie Haden At Memorial Gig

15th January 2015

Musicians Josh Redman, Pat Metheny and John Coltrane's son Ravi were among the stars who turned out to celebrate the life of jazz bassist Charlie Haden at a special memorial on Tuesday night (13Jan15).Guests joined...

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John Coltrane's Saxophone Added To The Smithsonian

26th March 2014

One of John Coltrane's tenor saxophones has been donated to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History by his son Ravi.The donation on Wednesday (26Mar14) will coincide with the 50th anniversary of Coltrane's composition...

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Carlos Santana Working To Turn John Coltrane's Home Into A Museum

5th November 2013

Carlos Santana is eager to turn jazz musician John Coltrane's home into a museum and learning centre.Long Island, New York officials took on the renovation effort on the home a decade ago after purchasing the...

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Fascinating Fact 7238

23rd April 2009

NATASCHA MCELHONE named her son REX COLTRANE in honour of late husband MARTIN KELLY - whose idol was musician JOHN COLTRANE. The plastic surgeon died from a heart attack in May last year (08) and...

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Carrey Offers Up His Ipod Hitlist

24th February 2007

JIM CARREY has turned iPod DJ to give movie fans a taste of what he listens to when he's at the gym, hiking or in the car. The movie star, who had a special hardcore...

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Baker Role Turns Hartnett Onto Chet

28th January 2007

JOSH HARTNETT isn't taking his upcoming portrayal of CHET BAKER lightly - he listens to over 100 recordings of the jazz great after programming them into his iPod. The PEARL HARBOR star was spotted at...

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Jazz Pianist Coltrane Dies

14th January 2007

Avant-garde jazz pianist ALICE COLTRANE has died. She was 69. The pianist and widow of saxaphone star JOHN COLTRANE died on Friday (12JAN07) from respiratory failure. Coltrane married the legendary musician in 1963 and played...

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Jazz Great Burrell's Birthday Tribute

4th December 2006

Jazz guitar great KENNY BURRELL was honoured with a four-hour birthday tribute concert in Los Angeles last week (02DEC06). Burrell, who fielded praise from JIMI HENDRIX and DUKE ELLINGTON in the past, turned 75 last...

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Jazz Star Harley Dies

15th August 2006

Jazz pioneer RUFUS HARLEY died on 1 August (06) of prostate cancer. He was 70. Widely regarded as the "world's first jazz bagpiper", Harley was inspired to play the traditional Scottish instrument after seeing the...

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Pink Floyd Land Playboy Honour

13th February 2006

Rock legends PINK FLOYD have been inducted into Playboy magazine's Hall of Fame for their "unprecedented combined commercial and musical gravitas". The British supergroup lead the way in the newly-announced 2005 Music Awards, listed...

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Cullum's Photography Passion Started Music Career

25th January 2006

British star JAMIE CULLUM owes his blossoming jazz career to his passion for photography, because studying images of MILES DAVIS and CHET BAKER fuelled his performing ambitions. The EVERLASTING LOVE hitmaker, 26, has always...

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Jazz Boss Weinstock Dies

21st January 2006

Jazz mogul BOB WEINSTOCK, founder of the legendary record label Prestige, has died after complications from diabetes. He was 77. The New Yorker passed away on 14 January (06) at a hospice in Boca...

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Fascinating Fact 435

28th October 2005

Legendary saxophonist JOHN COLTRANE is wowing jazz fans in America 38 years after his death - he has two of the top three albums in Billboard's Jazz Albums Chart....

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Clinton Considers Second Compilation

21st October 2005

Former US President BILL CLINTON is so thrilled with the sales of his new compilation disc of favourite music tracks, he's already planning to release another one. THE BILL CLINTON COLLECTION, which was released...

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Parker's Saxophone Fetches Thousands At Auction

21st February 2005

A saxophone belonging to late musician CHARLIE PARKER has fetched $261,750 (GBP140,332) at auction in New York. Parker's alto sax was sold to the highest bidder at the jazz memorabilia auction at the city's...

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Dillon Dates Apprentice Contestant

15th February 2005

Hollywood star MATT DILLON is secretly dating one of the stars of the new series of reality TV show THE APPRENTICE. Sexy senior government manager TARA DOWDELL, 28, has been reportedly dating the TO...

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Bounty Of Jazz Treasures Go On Sale

19th January 2005

Iconic jazz memorabilia once owned by legends including CHARLIE PARKER, JOHN COLTRANE, DIZZY GILLESPIE and LOUIS ARMSTRONG will go under the hammer at an auction next month (20FEB05). More than four hundred items -...

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John Coltrane House To Become A Museum

27th April 2004

A New York house where JOHN COLTRANE once lived will be saved from demolition and turned into a museum under a plan being considered by local officials. A developer had purchased the house -...

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