At 87, pianist Barry Harris has distilled his art to its essence. Opening a rare Chicago engagement Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase, Harris beguiled a packed house with the elegance of his melodic lines, the sophistication of his harmonic palette and the warmth and delicacy of his keyboard touch. Though it would have been unreasonable to expect to hear the technical brilliance of his earlier work, the man communicated what mattered most: music.
"They asked: What do you call the kind of music you do?" remembers Brown. "And he was sort of at a loss to put a name to it. He said: It's hard to sell it when you don't know what to call it. "They used to call it mainstream, and you kind of knew what that meant," continues Brown. "And it was that area where swing and bebop and good tunes and just swinging earthy playing all kind of met."
On Aug. 4, one day after he turns 91, Tony Bennett will take the stage of the Ravinia Festival, in Highland Park, Ill. If past performances – such as last year's – are any indication, he'll perform about two dozen songs from memory. Some will be up-tempo, and Bennett may soft-shoe alongside the piano in swing time, drawing instant ovations for his energy and grace.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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