Stanley Crouch has died

The writer Stanley Crouch has died in hospital in New York aged 74. He had been ill for some time. The author of eight books and many articles, essays, album liner notes, and reviews on jazz he was as close to a household name in America as a jazz …

Published: 17 Sep 2020. Updated: 2 years.

The writer Stanley Crouch has died in hospital in New York aged 74. He had been ill for some time. The author of eight books and many articles, essays, album liner notes, and reviews on jazz he was as close to a household name in America as a jazz critic will ever become. Raised in Los Angeles he taught himself drums while also immersing himself in literature at the end of the 1960s becoming a poet-in-residence at Pitzer College and playing with a group of avant gardists callled Black Music Infinity whose members included David Murray, Arthur Blythe, James Newton, and Mark Dresser. Living in New York in the 1970s he wrote for the Village Voice and became a mentor to Wynton Marsalis. In 1987 he was on a committee to help found Lincoln Center's summer jazz series, leading to the establishment of Jazz at Lincoln Center. To the wider public be was best known for his column in the New York Daily News for which he wrote on cultural topics for 19 years. His honours included a MacArthur Fellowship in 1993, the Windham-Campbell Prize for nonfiction from Yale University, and an NEA Jazz Masters citation.

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Marius Neset pays tribute

Tributes is the new album from saxophonist Marius Neset which is to be released later this month. We regard Neset as the most significant Norwegian saxophonist to have come along on to the international scene since Jan Garbarek and one of Europe's …

Published: 16 Sep 2020. Updated: 2 years.

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Tributes is the new album from saxophonist Marius Neset which is to be released later this month. We regard Neset as the most significant Norwegian saxophonist to have come along on to the international scene since Jan Garbarek and one of Europe's best players and it's always worth checking out his latest projects. This new one, full of original Neset compositions, and released again on the German ACT label, marks his move from living in Copenhagen back home to Norway recorded before he left Denmark, and you can check out the elegant, bittersweet, title track featuring Neset and the Danish Radio Big Band conducted by Miho Hazama above. Photo via ACT.