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The Big Question

What Is Your Favorite Jazz Interpretation Of The Beatles?

Read "What Is Your Favorite Jazz Interpretation Of The Beatles?" reviewed by Ian Patterson

When The Beatles landed at John F. Kennedy Airport on February 7, 1964, they were greeted by around three thousand fans. Two days later, when The Fab Four performed on The Ed Sullivan Show, the television audience topped 70 million. Popular music was never the same again. It was not long before jazz musicians followed the lead of countless pop acts in covering The Beatles' songs. The list is an incredibly long one and, some sixty years later, ...

Book Review

Living The Beatles Legend: The Untold Story Of Mal Evans

Read "Living The Beatles Legend: The Untold Story Of Mal Evans" reviewed by Doug Collette

Living The Beatles Legend: The Untold Story of Mal Evans Kenneth Womack 592 Pages ISBN: #978-0063248526 Dey Street Books2023 Kenneth Womack covers a tremendous amount of ground in writing The Untold Story of Mal Evans. Granted, Living The Beatles Legend runs nearly six-hundred pages including scrupulous footnotes as well as a lengthy index plus all the appropriate references. But in doing so, this professor of English and popular music maintains a charming approach ...


Jazz Honors The Beatles

Read "Jazz Honors The Beatles" reviewed by AAJ Staff

All About Jazz is honoring The Fab Four in the year of the 60th anniversary of the release of their first album (Please Please Me). This collective tribute was originally published in September 2009--as a living document, we'll add more quotes & stories over time (see how-to in comments section). We also compiled a companion playlist and present it below. When The Beatles first emerged at the forefront of The British Invasion, few could have predicted the impact ...

Extended Analysis

Revolver Super Deluxe Edition (5CD)

Read "Revolver Super Deluxe Edition (5CD)" reviewed by Doug Collette

The five CDs in The Beatles' Revolver Super Deluxe Edition reaffirm a fundamental verity regarding the group's work. The Liverpudlian quartet was never more unified in its creativity than in writing, recording and producing the sixteen tracks that comprise the box in collaboration with producer George Martin, engineer Geoff Emerick and the additional musicians and technicians who participated. The curators of this set in turn have channeled the remarkably pragmatic and disciplined approach of the Beatles and company. ...

Radio & Podcasts

Beatles, Popin’ Jazz

Read "Beatles, Popin’ Jazz" reviewed by David Brown

There are two things I've always avoided in my explorations of the music. Beatles covers and Christmas jazz. But lately, I've noticed that Beatle jazz has been accumulating in the collection and I'm having a hard time ignoring it. So tonight, let's explore a bunch of Lennon/McCartney tunes as well as other pop tunes of the '60s, '70s and '80s as interpreted along the Jazz Continuum. Playlist Thelonious Monk “Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) ...

Film Review

The Beatles: Get Back

Read "The Beatles: Get Back" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Beatles Get Back Apple2022 Following Thanksgiving weekend 2021's much-ballyhooed Disney+ streaming premiere of Peter Jackson's The Beatles: Get Back, the announcement of its physical release came off slightly anti-climactic. The prospective excitement was further dampened by the fact no additional content was to be included over and above the original eight-hours or so, then further muffled by the delay of issue by technical glitches in the first run of duplication. Thus, ...

Film Review

The Beatles And India

Read "The Beatles And India" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Beatles The Beatles And India Renoir Pictures/MVD 2022 The Beatles And India is not an authorized piece of film approved for release thru the current Apple organization, but perhaps it ought to be. This feature-length documentary collects in one place the various story lines arising around the iconic British band's abiding interest in all things Indian over the years, focusing on the late '60s. More importantly, this multiple-film-festival selection adds to and clarifies the ...


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