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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.

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About Me

Greetings All:

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

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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