Month: April 2013

My life with Jazz and Chiaroscuro

by Nicholas Niles As I look back on my love of jazz, I remember many really terrific jazz experiences. Now that I am a bit older, when I connect many of these seemingly unrelated experiences it is amazing how many connect in turn to Chiaroscuro. Here is one of my first ones. I hope you find it interesting. In 1968, I

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Presentation Pieces

By Jan Souther  “Joe Smith on trombone!  Joe Smith!” You’re partway through an evening of fine jazz and the bandleader says, “The waiters don’t want no trombone playing in here; nope, the waiters don’t want no trombone playing in here.  But we don’t care and let them stare; we’ll play our trombones now.  Here’s Joe Smith.” Joe takes a solo

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