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Rudy Van Gelder named 2009 NEA JAZZ MASTER
The National Endowment for the Arts has named legendary recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder one of their 2009 NEA Jazz Masters. The award ceremony took place Friday, October 17th at Jazz at Lincoln Center and also honored George Benson, Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Toots Thielemans & Snooky Young. Check out a review of the event in The New York Times.

Coltrane Home Receives National Historic Designation
The Dix Hills, Long Island home of jazz musical greats, John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, has just been added to both the New York State and the National Register of Historic Places. The home was the residence of the Coltrane family from 1964 to 1973. John Coltrane composed "A Love Supreme" at the home. According to Robert C. Hughes, Huntington Town Historian, "It's relatively unusual for a mid-fifties' home to receive historic landmark designations. This attests to the significance of this site as the location from which the music of the Coltranes tremendously impacted the music world.

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John Coltrane in a box
“The Friends of the Coltrane Home” partnered with the library to put together a searchable database of Coltrane’s music and photos for you to browse, listen, and learn about the great jazz artist and former resident of Half Hollow Hills. Enter the Dix Hills building and stroll towards the magazines - you’ll see the computer on your right, past the DVDs. Pull up a chair and put on the headphones, and let yourself get transported by the music and images.

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Blue Note Records Releases Newly-Discovered Recording Of Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane In Concert At Carnegie Hall
Thelonious Records, in conjunction with Blue Note Records, released Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall, a never-before-heard jazz classic that documents one of the most historically important working bands in the history of the music, a band that was both short-lived and, until now, thought to be frustratingly under-recorded. The concert, which took place at the famed New York hall on November 29, 1957, was preserved on newly-discovered tapes made by Voice of America for a later radio broadcast that were located at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.


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