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John Patitucci, Chris Potter, Jon Cowherd, Marcus Gilmore, Rogério Boccato, Letter For Paul ****

Track for the stack: The formidable 'Letter For Paul' an epistolary jazz message to the late Head Hunters great Paul Jackson is today's early-morning listening, looking like an all-day on as well, choice from John Patitucci, Chris Potter, Jon …

Published: 30 Apr 2021. Updated: 2 months.

Track for the stack: The formidable 'Letter For Paul' an epistolary jazz message to the late Head Hunters great Paul Jackson is today's early-morning listening, looking like an all-day on as well, choice from John Patitucci, Chris Potter, Jon Cowherd, Marcus Gilmore and Rogério Boccato. Possessing a 1970s sublimated jazz-funk feel with a big impressive solo from Potter part of the recipe, ex-Vijay Iyer trio drummer Gilmore from the classic VIT chops up the beat to make choicest filet mignon. Cowherd on neat sounding Rhodes-type electric piano comps like he never wants to switch off and Patitucci's riff on bass guitar at the heart of the tune (there's also a little tasteful overdubbing) and what it's all about as a Jackson homage keeps it interesting even to the fade at the end. Out via Le Coq John Patitucci, top. Photo: publicity shot

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International Jazz Day

''To me jazz is a montage of a dream deferred. A great big dream – yet to come – and always yet – to become ultimately and finally true'' – Langston Hughes from Jazz as Communication. Jonathan Butler (above top left, reading then across l-r for …

Published: 30 Apr 2021. Updated: 2 months.

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''To me jazz is a montage of a dream deferred. A great big dream – yet to come – and always yet – to become ultimately and finally true''Langston Hughes from Jazz as Communication.

npr.brightspotcdn Jonathan Butler (above top left, reading then across l-r for each row and down), Dianne Reeves, John Beasley, Andra Day, Michael Douglas, Jacob Collier, Ingrid Jensen, Melissa Aldana, A Bu, Herbie Hancock, Angélique Kidjo, Igor Butman, Marcus Miller, John McLaughlin, Dee Dee Bridgewater. Photo: Hancock Institute

Today it is International Jazz Day. A universal language jazz draws us together rather than tears us apart against all odds not only today but every day and makes us all want to see.

Explore the Jazz Day website for all events taking place today to dip into and fully immerse yourself in.