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3 Cohens includes siblings Anat, Avishai and Yuval Cohen.
July 6, 2010 Summer is a time for family gatherings, and over the years, there have been some very notable families of jazz musicians. Hear five songs by some of those talented families — songs selected to accompany your own family's backyard cookout.
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November 23, 2009 The journey home for Thanksgiving can be challenging and frustrating, fraught with bus loads of college kids, crowded planes and slow-moving traffic. Fortunately, music eases frustration, so here are five jazz songs to lift your travel-weary spirits.
December 25, 2007 WBGO Morning Jazz host Gary Walker shares his favorite jazz recordings of 2007. Among the artists he singles out: Michael Brecker, Abbey Lincoln, Maria Schneider and Ron Carter.
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December 13, 2007 WDUQ's Shaunna Morrison Machosky picks her Top 10 jazz CDs of 2007. All meet these criteria: The albums feature solid, engaging and interesting compositions, they're not simply collections of same-old jazz standards, and they're worth repeated listens.
June 20, 2007 Pilgrimage is the posthumously issued recording from tenor sax player Michael Brecker, who died earlier this year due to leukemia. The album features jazz greats Herbie Hancock and Pat Metheny.
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June 18, 2007 One of the most widely imitated saxophonists of the past four decades, Michael Brecker won widespread praise for his awe-inspiring technique and smooth tone. He also earned and maintained the respect of the jazz world while working successfully in the world of popular music.
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May 27, 2007 Shortly before he died, saxophonist Michael Brecker recorded one more album with some long-time collaborators. Discussing Brecker's legacy are pianist Herbie Hancock and guitarist Pat Metheny, as well as Brecker's long-time manager.
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February 11, 2007 Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake and the Dixie Chicks are just a few of the big names in contention at the 49th annual Grammy Awards. But this year's list of nominees also offers plenty of gems beyond the obvious blockbusters.
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January 14, 2007 Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker died Saturday at the age of 57. The artist was one of the jazz world's most prolific studio musicians. He toured or performed with Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Herbie Hancock. Brecker was known for his powerful tone and his stamina for a solo.
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September 10, 2004 Music critic Ashley Kahn reviews Saxophone Summit: A Gathering of Spirits, a new jazz CD spotlighting three contemporary saxophone masters: Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman and Michael Brecker.
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