John Hilderbrand

  • Wayne Shorter

    Wayne Shorter on Jazz


    [Wayne Shorter passed away today, March 2, 2023. He was 89 years old. This is one of my favorite quotes from the legendary jazz musician, originally published on the…

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    One of the strongest songs I have in my contemporary jazz library is “Grace” from Nelson Rangell’s 1995 recording Destiny. Here’s what Nelson had to say about it in his…

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    George Benson in session


    I’m pruning my large CD library, archiving some discs and preparing to give away or sell others. I’m grabbing information off of those enhanced discs which were seemingly popular…

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    Contemporary jazz 25 years ago – May 11, 1991


    Looking back at the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums chart from May 11, 1991, you see some of the first recordings from the post-MCA acquisition of GRP Records. Greenhouse by…

  • ABC to air International Jazz Day concert!


    The 2016 International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert will be broadcast on ABC on April 30 at 7 p.m. CST followed by an on-demand webcast at 8 p.m.. The concert will…