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Freddie Perren and Boogie Fever

American songwriter Frederick James “Freddie” Perren produced records, arranged music and was an orchestra conductor. He graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. with future Capital Records executive Larkin Arnold. He started his career with Barry Gordy over at Motown … Continue reading

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Greeks of Amherst: A Handful of Jazzfolk

Downbeat. The Pantheon. Animal House. Amherst. Doogie Howzer. What do these things have in common? Well, they’re all connected to that thing where I trawl Wikipedia to collect names of jazzmen and jazzwomen and put up another kooky post. Jazz. … Continue reading

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Norwegian Jazz Drummers from Hamre to Hulbækmo

We continue our alphabetical exploration of the Norwegian jazz scene, which started by chance but continues with plodding, mind-numbing deliberateness. But if you’re just joining us, don’t fall asleep just yet! We are on percussionists and the letter H, which turns … Continue reading

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More Nordic Jazz Percussionists: G

I won’t blame you if you didn’t notice the transformation, but I used to be the BoFNite that believed in “Funny Name Scarcity.” Yeah, that was me. Now I’m the guy who plows through piles of funny names like they … Continue reading

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Nordic Masters of Jazz Drums A-F

For everything there is a season. A time to fight. A fight for tactical retreat. A time to rally and re-engage. And a time to wave the white flag. That’s where we are now, with funny names, and jazz. And … Continue reading

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