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C. Michael Bailey

I'm Sanctified and Southern Fried / Mama tried and daddy cried / I tell the truth 'cept when I've lied / And like my huevos on the side.

About Me

Greetings All:

I do not consider myself a journalist or an otherwise professional writer. In spite of that, I have been fortunate enough to write for Michael Ricci and his All About Jazz since 1997. I have been permitted to cover all types of music in wall narrative manners. By necessity, I have trimmed my writing output to my monthly “Bailey's Bundle” column, where I review 10 recordings, as well as cover local music performances in the native Little Rock, Arkansas, and surrounding areas.

These are the things I need from you:

(1) I am limiting my coverage to Jazz Vocals and “Classical Music.” I will consider other music, but it will not be my primary focus.

(2) Please send only digital assets by email (to [email protected]). My beautiful bride will no longer allow me to have physical copies of music, preferring that I, “...crawl into our postmodern present.” By Digital assets I mean digital music files (mp3 preferred), a one-sheet, with musicians' credits, and album cover art as a jpeg.

(3) If you have already been reviewed or are scheduled to be reviewed by another critic at All About Jazz, please do not submit to me.


Michael Bailey

My Jazz Story

Published on: 2017-06-14

I was first exposed to jazz in high school after purchasing Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" like about a zillion others. It was not until my introduction to alto saxophonist Art Pepper, that I really embraced jazz...and it has been a love affair since then.

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