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Jazz Quanta: January

Read "Jazz Quanta: January" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The beauty of having written for All About Jazz since the early years is that I was given one of the first personal columns, “Bailey's Bundles," as named by publisher Michael Ricci. I have used it mostly for thematically-based multiple record reviews, then my end-of-the-year lists. As the years sped on, I began to concentrate on reviewing jazz vocals releases and my output addressing instrumental music began to shrink while the same amount of said material still knocked at my ...


Andras Schiff: Johann Sebastian Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Clavier

Read "Johann Sebastian Bach:  Das Wohltemperierte Clavier" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Johann Sebastian Bach's Das Wohltemperierte Clavier (The Well-Tempered Clavier) BWV 846-893, is a collection of two sets of 24-pairs of preludes and fugues composed in every major and minor key between 1722 and 1742, while Bach was in appointment at Kothen and Leipzig, respectively. Ostensibly for teaching and practice, the whole of Das Wohltemperierte Clavier has been a touchstone of harpsichordists and pianist since the advent of recording. In 1955, Canadian pianist Glenn Gould recorded Bach's Goldberg ...


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