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A former newspaper writer / editor who has been writing about jazz for more than twenty-five years.

Tidal Currents: East Meets West

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra
2024-02-26
2

Whisper Not

Paul Kendall
2024-02-25
6

Blue Topaz

Peter Hand
2024-02-24
9

Tiny Big Band 2

Nikos Chatzitsakos
2024-02-18
9

Unconditional

Atley King
2024-02-09
10

Lotta Livin'

Betty Bryant
2024-02-08
12

Come Fly with Me

Judy Whitmore
2024-02-06
13

Equilibrio

Gabriel Guerrero & Quantum
2024-02-02
16

Tango Suite Buenos Aires

Antonio Gavrila
2024-02-01
16

Top Secret Lab

Rob Susman
2024-01-31
15

Life Songs

Marshall Gilkes and WDR Big Band
2024-01-28
16

Short Stories

David Lopato
2024-01-26
14

X-Man in New York

Xaver Hellmeier
2024-01-25
18

The Song in Our Soul

The Palomar Trio
2024-01-24
15

Grand Company

Ray Gallon
2024-01-23
27

Home Cookin'

Cory Weeds
2024-01-17
20

Nefertiti

Howard University Jazz Ensemble 2023
2024-01-13
19

Moment to Moment

Bernie Senensky
2024-01-11
24

A Message From The Flying Horse Big Band

The Flying Horse Big Band
2024-01-03
25

VuVu for Frances

Claire Daly
2024-01-02
26

Covers

Lucas Pino
2024-01-01
21

Live at the Uptowner

Dave Bayles Trio
2023-12-26
24

Groove Street

The Dave Stryker Trio
2023-12-25
30

ONE

Atlantic Road Trip
2023-12-24
29

Caribbean Blue

Russ Spiegel
2023-12-19
26

Swingin' with Legends 2

Angela DeNiro
2023-12-14
21

Earotica

John Lang
2023-12-13
29

Firetet

Constantine Alexander
2023-12-12
26

NOhMAD

Seulah Noh Jazz Orchestra
2023-12-10
28

Genesis

Black Gold Orchestra
2023-12-08
32

Anchor Points

Russell Kranes/Alex Levine/Sam Weber/Jay Sawyer
2023-12-07
30

Music for the River Jazz Suite

Vincent Hsu & The Jazz Supreme Orchestra
2023-12-04
26

The Return

Joel Haynes
2023-12-02
34

The Eye is the First Circle

Vanessa Perica Orchestra
2023-11-25
35

Dark Night, Bright Stars

Sharon Minemoto
2023-11-19
25

The Magnificent

Brad Turner Quintet
2023-11-11
27

Organ Monk Going Home

Gregory Lewis
2023-11-09
27

Through a Sonic Prism

Doug Richards Orchestra
2023-11-06
35

Grit & Grace

Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm
2023-11-05
35

Winter Wonderland

George Gee Swing Orchestra
2023-11-04
30

Mistaken Identity

Ron Blake
2023-11-03
36

Architecture of Storms

Remy Le Boeuf
2023-11-02
32

Touch and Go

The Jim Self & John Chiodini Quintet
2023-11-01
29

Introducing Prime Vintage

Prime Vintage
2023-10-27
25

Knights of the Round Table

Madre Vaca
2023-10-26
28

Land of Enchantment

Todd Mosby
2023-10-25
32

Hemispheres

Barry Deister
2023-10-20
36

"30": Live at Dizzy's Club

Diva Jazz Orchestra
2023-10-19
35

Off The Charts

Richard Baratta
2023-10-18
36

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Jack Bowers' Best Jazz Albums Of 2023

Year in Review | 2023-12-19
8

Jack Bowers' Best Jazz Albums Of 2022

Year in Review | 2022-12-14
15

Jack Bowers: Top 15 Albums of 2021

Year in Review | 2022-01-07
8

Jack Bowers' Best Releases Of 2020

Year in Review | 2020-12-21
13

A Big Band Spectacular? You Bet Your Brass!

Big Band Report | 2017-06-05
13

Time Check: A Paucity of Riches?

Big Band Report | 2016-06-02
8

Buddy Rich Rides Again

Big Band Report | 2016-01-27
6

Buddy Rich: The Beat Goes On

Big Band Report | 2014-06-11
18

Leslie Lewis: Midnight Sun / Keeper of the Flame

Multiple Reviews | 2013-08-03
8

Swingin' on a Riff . . . Hangin' by a Thread?

Big Band Report | 2013-06-14
8

Pointing Fingers... And Naming Names

Big Band Report | 2013-05-04
13

In Tune or Not in Tune... That Is the Question

Big Band Report | 2013-04-02
11

"Lone Wolf" Finds Plenty to Chew On

Big Band Report | 2013-03-08
10

Buddy Rich: In a Zone of His Own

Big Band Report | 2013-02-10
13

Dave Brubeck: Small Groups, Large Stature

Big Band Report | 2013-01-03
9

After 15 Years, a "Caravan" Ends Its Journey

Big Band Report | 2012-12-11
6

Stars on the Horizon

Big Band Report | 2012-10-08
6

From Charlie Christian to Charlie Parker

Big Band Report | 2012-09-04
5

Budman-Levy Orchestra / Jens Wendelboe Big Band /...

Big Band Caravan | 2012-08-07
5

Ladder Is High, Women Keep Climbing

Big Band Report | 2012-08-05
5

June Means Jazz as Festivals Flourish

Big Band Report | 2012-07-12
3

Caution: Brief Column Ahead...

Big Band Report | 2012-06-04
16

Bob Lark Alumni Band / Bob Curnow / JazzMN Big Band

Big Band Caravan | 2012-05-08
56

The "Desert Island" Revisited

Big Band Report | 2012-05-07
51

Marching to a Jazz Tempo

Big Band Report | 2012-04-05
93

The AJO: Alive and Swinging at Thirty

Big Band Report | 2012-03-04
79

SuperSax Me

Big Band Report | 2012-01-13
96

Catching Up

Big Band Report | 2011-12-08
141

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It's Off To Jazz We Go . . .

Big Band Report | 2011-10-09
96

BuJazzO: That's German for Swinging Big Band Jazz

Big Band Report | 2011-09-04
239

Big Band Jazz: It's Not Just for Guys Anymore

Big Band Report | 2011-08-04
191



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Chris Rottmayer: Being

Album Review | Publish Date: 4

Peter DiCarlo: The Other Side

Album Review | Publish Date: 5

Rodger Fox Big Band Featuring King Kapisi: The Brotherman Project

Album Review | Publish Date: 6

Mina Cho: Beat Mirage

Album Review | Publish Date: 9

Noah Becker: Mode for Noah

Album Review | Publish Date: 12

Charles Chen: Charles, Play!

Album Review | Publish Date: 13

Tucker Brothers: Live at Chatterbox

Album Review | Publish Date: 14

Stan Kenton and His Orchestra: Roots

Album Review | Publish Date: 15

"A Swingin' Affair" Outshines Its Name

Big Band Report | 2009-06-08
2,095

Time Check: A Paucity of Riches?

Big Band Report | 2016-06-02
8

Swingin' on a Riff . . . Hangin' by a Thread?

Big Band Report | 2013-06-14
8

Buddy Rich: The Beat Goes On

Big Band Report | 2014-06-11
18

Buddy Rich: In a Zone of His Own

Big Band Report | 2013-02-10
13

A Big Band Spectacular? You Bet Your Brass!

Big Band Report | 2017-06-05
13

Pointing Fingers... And Naming Names

Big Band Report | 2013-05-04
13

In Tune or Not in Tune... That Is the Question

Big Band Report | 2013-04-02
11

Tops in '10: The Best Big Band Albums of the Year

Big Band Report | 2010-12-03
471

Jack Cooper: Big Band Reflections of Cole Porter

Album Review | 2003-07-25
2,347

Michael Waldrop Big Band: Time Within Itself

Album Review | 2015-04-02
1,837

Jack Cooper: Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra

Album Review | 2014-09-23
1,763

"Lone Wolf" Finds Plenty to Chew On

Big Band Report | 2013-03-08
10

Hy Perbole's Astonishingly Incomparable All-Stars: Hy Perbole's Astonishingly Incomparable Superstars: Platinum-Plated Gold

Extended Analysis | 2007-04-01
1,143

Dave Brubeck: Small Groups, Large Stature

Big Band Report | 2013-01-03
9

Maynard Ferguson: Gonna Fly Now

Big Band Report | 2006-09-05
1,406

The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra: Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra: It's About Time / Scallywag / Slammin' Joe's

Extended Analysis | 2013-07-19
6

Phil Woods / Stan Kenton / The Les Hooper Band

Big Band Caravan | 2010-06-03
1,849

Granddad Does Dallas

Big Band Report | 2006-04-15
1,448

Buddy Rich: The Lost Tapes

Film Review | 2005-12-09
476

Sammy Nestico: A Portrait of Sammy

Album Review | 2005-05-09
708

Maynard Ferguson: Live -- At the Top

Film Review | 2005-04-05
419

Lars Gullin: Danny's Dream: Volume 8, 1953-55

Album Review | 2006-03-04
246

Bob Lark Alumni Band / Bob Curnow / JazzMN Big Band

Big Band Caravan | 2012-05-08
56

Buddy Rich Rides Again

Big Band Report | 2016-01-27
6

The IAJE's Collapse: What Happened?

Big Band Report | 2008-05-07
936

Pat Metheny / Kenny G: The Jazz Soul of P.D.Q. Bach

Album Review | 2004-04-01
474

Gold Medalists Abound at Big Band Olympics

Big Band Report | 2011-06-15
200

Wayne Bergeron: Plays Well with Others

Album Review | 2007-07-17
363

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble: From Maxville to Vanport

Album Review | 2018-10-24
8

The Chris McDonald Orchestra: Big Band Hymns / Big Band Christmas

Album Review | 1999-11-01
391

Multiple Artists: Stan Kenton: Horns of Plenty

Extended Analysis | 2004-03-17
846

The Ken Peplowski Big Band: Sunrise

Album Review | 2018-04-29
5

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