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Remembering Bob Wilber

(1928-2019) Bob Wilber performed for Chiaroscuro as sideman, arranger and/or leader on 10 projects that spanned the years 1976-1995. It is widely considered that his best recordings were the studio Summit Reunion sessions that were done at Rudy Van Gelder’s legendary studios. We first heard Bob in 1958 as a member (tenor saxophone) of the Benny Goodman Orchestra and became

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Eddie Condon

By Hank O’Neal Eddie Condon’s autobiography, We Called It Music, was published in 1947 and was easily the best autobiographical book by a jazz musician up to that time. This is why the book has remained in print for nearly seventy years. In 1947, Eddie Condon was more that just a prominent jazz musician, he was a New York City

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Looking For Sprouts in the Spring

By Jan Souther When I was very young, Mom used to take me for what she called “nature walks” around the neighborhood.  She saw nature everywhere.  Instead of passing a pile of leaves around a telephone pole, for instance, we would stop and brush them aside to examine the small plants just starting to grow in the dirt.  Anything big

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