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From Miles Davis to Laura Fygi, a personal journey on jazz music

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laura-fyiji

Miles Davis’s 1959 opus “Kind of Blue” was playing on my mind when I was assigned to cover Laura Fygi’s recent show at Fairmont Raffles Hotel in Makati City.

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Tuck & Patti at the doorway to Wonderland

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MINDI Abair, jazz wonder woman

Time does fly when you’re caught up in the music.

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There’s still time to catch the PIJazz fest

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tuck-&-patti

There’s not much buzz about it, perhaps because the organizers have their hands too full to publicize the event. But the 2013 Philippine International Jazz Festival or Pijazz has been quietly ongoing since kicking off on Feb. 1, with an almost nightly schedule of performances at bars, malls and hotels—the idea of which is to make the music accessible to where the people are.

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Innovative jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd dies at 80

Donald Byrd. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Jazz musician Donald Byrd, a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s who collaborated on dozens of albums with top artists of his time and later enjoyed commercial success with hit jazz-funk fusion records such as “Black Byrd,” has died. He was 80.

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Jazz definitely not just background music

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ACOUSTIC Alchemy

Greg Carmichael of contemporary smooth jazz band Acoustic Alchemy once said, “For a lot of people, instrumental jazz music is just sound that plays in the background.”

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Top-ranked US jazz trumpeter dazzles

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Photo from Chrisbotti.com

Radio High 105.9 FM hit the ground running at its formal launch Friday night with an exhilarating show featuring American trumpeter Chris Botti at Greenbelt 5’s Fashion Walk grounds.

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