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Fund Set Up for George Mraz Medical Expenses
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Fund Set Up for George Mraz Medical Expenses

A GoFundMe page has been set up for jazz bass legend George Mraz following serious medical issues. The 72-year old bassist, who has worked with everyone from Oscar Peterson to Chet Baker to Stephane Grapelli, was operated on this summer for his pancreas. Complications from the procedure have kept him in an extended hospital stay. “On July 8th George endured...

Three John Abercrombie Quartet Records Re-Released in One Package
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Three John Abercrombie Quartet Records Re-Released in One Package

Some of prolific Czech-born jazz double bassist George Mraz’s work from the late 1970s into 1980 with the John Abercrombie Quartet has been released by ECM records as part of a three-CD set in its Old & New Masters series called The First Quartet, which combines the albums Arcade, Abercrombie Quartet and M. Mraz performed on the albums in the...

George Mraz Featured on “A Touch of Radiance”
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George Mraz Featured on “A Touch of Radiance”

Double bassist George Mraz, known for his work with a slew of jazz greats (Oscar Peterson, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, and Carmen McRae, just to name a few) has lent his talents to pianist Yelena Eckemoff’s latest, . The album, which is attributed to the Yelena Eckemoff Quartet, is the first to feature Eckemoff...

George Mraz & David Hazeltine Trio Release “Your Story”
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George Mraz & David Hazeltine Trio Release “Your Story”

George Mraz, the Czech native and master of jazz acoustic bass, has joined up with pianist David Hazeltine and drummer Jason Brown to create the George Mraz/David Hazeltine Trio album, . The record features the players’ interpretations of classics like Rogers & Hart’s “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” and Cole Porter’s “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” alongside Mraz’s...