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Remembering Ralph Gleason

Posted by Nathan Nutter at  | 0 comments Tags: festival, history, jazz, legend

It's hard to believe that 40 years ago today Ralph Gleason passed away. Not only was he the co-founder of the Monterey Jazz Festival with Jimmy Lyons, he was the first #jazz critic in the U.S. Mainstream media for the San Francisco Chronicle beginning in 1949.

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Artist Profile: Paul Desmond

Posted by Nathan Nutter at  | 0 comments Tags: dave brubeck, jazz, legend, mouthpiece, paul desmond, sax, saxophone, take five

Jazz music is constantly building upon and celebrating the legacy of those who brought it from its humble American beginnings to one of the most influential art forms of the last 100 years.

Paul Desmond is one of those artists whose contributions to the genre are constantly being echoed by sax players across many genres of modern music, and Claude Lakey is proud to say that our mouthpiece in some small way, helped this jazz giant achieve his signature tone.

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