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Readers Poll Results

Your Favorite Hammond B-3 Organists

Read "Your Favorite Hammond B-3 Organists" reviewed by Michael Ricci


Member votes were tabulated and this list represents our favorite Hammond B-3 organists. Fully transparent and easily verifiable, All About Jazz's organists poll was conducted during the 2022 calendar year running from July 20th to December 7th. We would like to thank every member who participated in creating this impressive list for the next generation of jazz enthusiasts. 1Jimmy Smith2Joey DeFrancesco3Dr. Lonnie Smith4Larry Goldings5Shirley Scott6Larry Young7Jack McDuff8Jimmy McGriff9Charles Earland10Richard “Groove" Holmes11Tony Monaco12Pat Bianchi13Mike LeDonne14Big John Patton15Don Patterson16Barbara Dennerlein17Brian ...

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Radio & Podcasts

It's Infrastructure Week!

Read "It's Infrastructure Week!" reviewed by H William Stine


This week I paid tribute to the roads and highways, the bridges and tunnels, the power, communications, and water systems. I thought I'd better hurry up and celebrate Infrastructure Week before everything crumbles, fizzles out, implodes, and self-destructs.  Playlist Cody Owen Stine “Paris Mismatch (Theme Music)" 00:00 Rosemary Clooney “On The Road Again" from Still On The Road (Concord) 3:40 Hilary Gardner “Brooklyn Bridge" from The Great City (Anzic Records) 07:28 Frank Sinatra “Street Of Dreams" from Sinatra ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Last Dance (for Now)

Read "Last Dance (for Now)" reviewed by Marc Cohn


So, this is our “last dance" at least for now, and we hope to have new Gifts & Messages shows in 2021. As many of you know, even this is only a two-hour show, it's almost a full-time job, with listening to new/old music, selecting tunes, doing the program-specific research and lots of reading, in addition to actually producing the show. I'm at a time of life where other business demands my attention. Rather than do a half-assed job each ...

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Meet the Staff

Meet Marc Cohn

Read "Meet Marc Cohn" reviewed by Marc Cohn


Meet Marc A. Cohn Dr. Cohn is a New Yorker-in-exile and has been doing jazz radio as an avocation since 1967. He is Professor Emeritus in Seed Biology at Louisiana State University, where he has won numerous teaching awards. He is a widely recognized authority on seed dormancy, is Editor Emeritus of Seed Science Research (the premier scientific journal in the field), and is a recipient of the Seed Science Award (nationally, the most prestigious research award in seed biology) ...

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Radio & Podcasts

James Bond and other Secret Agents, Spies and Detectives - Part 2

Read "James Bond and other Secret Agents, Spies and Detectives - Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


In the first part of the show [click here to listen to it] we focused on jazz inspired by the music composed by James Barry for the James Bond series. Here we switch our attention to other great soundtrack composers like Lalo Schifrin, or Quincy Jones, and other movie characters like Sherlock Holmes, Ms. Marple, Nero Wolfe or Dirty Harry. And we look into how Charlie Parker became Charlie Chan. We then wrap things up with the daughter of the ...

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Reassessing

Back At The Chicken Shack

Read "Back At The Chicken Shack" reviewed by Thomas Fletcher


Back At The Chicken Shack celebrates 60 years since its recording date at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs. The same session produced Midnight Special (Blue Note, 1961), though Back At The Chicken Shack would have to wait three years for its release. The label's co-founder, Alfred Lion, later revealed that the healthy sales of this album, alongside many others from Jimmy Smith, kept the record company afloat. The album features, at the time, a youthful but ...

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Radio & Podcasts

The Soul Jazz Organ of Jimmy Smith, Baby Face Willette, Shirley Scott (1957 - 1965)

Read "The Soul Jazz Organ of Jimmy Smith, Baby Face Willette, Shirley Scott (1957 - 1965)" reviewed by Russell Perry


Rarely has a jazz instrument been so completely redefined as the organ was at the hands of Jimmy Smith. In his wake, the Hammond B3 organ gained wide-spread popularity and attracted a suite of talented adherents. B3 players Jimmy Smith, Baby Face Willette and Shirley Scott in this hour of Jazz at 100 as we continue to explore Soul Jazz in the 1960s. Playlist Host Intro 0:00 Jimmy Smith Trio “After Hours" from Groovin' at Smalls' Paradise (Blue ...


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