Articles

Daily articles carefully curated by the All About Jazz staff. Read our popular and future articles.

RECORD LABEL PROFILE

Dreambox Media: The Philadelphia Jazz Label

Read "Dreambox Media: The Philadelphia Jazz Label" reviewed by Mike Oppenheim

Any fan of the great American music that is jazz is surely aware that the art form's history depended on the convergence of geography, individual talents, and inspiration. Cities such as jny: New Orleans, jny: Kansas City, jny: Chicago, and New York are synonymous with particular styles of jazz. One often overlooked city is jny: Philadelphia, the birthplace and/or home to artists as diverse and influential as Pat Martino, Billie Holiday, Stan Getz, Lee Morgan, Dexter Gordon, Clifford Brown, “Philly" ...

TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Jim Miller

Read "Take Five With Jim Miller" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Jim Miller:Administrator of ElectroJazz Music (BMI, 1980); founded Encounter Records in 1986 and Dreambox Media in 1995, resulting in Philadelphia Magazine's choice award for 1999 Best of Philly Jazz Record Label; Produced Evelyn Simms' On My Own, awarded Best Jazz Recording of 1989 by the Philadelphia Music Foundation.Currently working and recording with Tyrone Brown (former bassist for Max Roach), the Jim Ridl Trio, the Tom Lawton Quintet, MONKadelphia and the Denis DiBlasio Quartet / Quintet. ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Jim Miller: A Brief History of (Jim) Miller Time

Read "A Brief History of (Jim) Miller Time" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Jim Miller is a consummate drummer, well-appreciated by fans and musicians alike. A versatile, creative individual, he is also a founder of Dreambox Media, a record label whose output, often featuring Philly musicians, has been prolific and outstanding. On that label, he has put out an occasional CD series of his own called (Jim) Miller Time, and this release provides a retrospective of his playing with varied groups from 1983 to 2005.The recording's title is copped from both ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Jim Miller Time: If It's Not One Thing...

Read "If It's Not One Thing..." reviewed by John Kelman

Jim Miller is a drummer/composer who, with his Dreambox Media label, has helped to promote a number of fine artists from the Philadelphia area. It is with some interest, consequently, that he has finally released a title under his own name. With If It's Not One Thing' Miller has created an album that ranges from innocuous contemporary jazz to a pair of tracks that are questionable in concept and execution; but more about that later.Miller has assembled a ...


ENGAGE

Enter our contest giveaways

Contest Giveaways

Enter the Outside In Music CD and digital album giveaway. Just click a button to enter.

Contest Guidelines

Reader's Poll: Have a favorite record label or labels? Let us know.

Favorite Record Labels Poll

From legendary labels like Blue Note and Verve to independent imprints, vote for your favorites.

More Polls

Publisher's Desk

Expand your livestream audience with All About Jazz. Learn more.

MORE POSTS

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and through our retail affiliations you'll support us in the process.

MUSICSTACK
Rare vinyl LPs and CDs from over 1,000 independent sellers
AMAZON
CDs, Vinyl, Blu-Ray DVDS, Prime membership, Alexa, SONOS and more
HD TRACKS
Specializing in high resolution and CD-quality downloads
CD UNIVERSE
Specializing in music, movies and video games
REVERB
Marketplace for new, used, and vintage instruments and gear

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.