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ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Blue Highways and Sweet Music: The Territory Bands, Part II

Read "Blue Highways and Sweet Music: The Territory Bands, Part II" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Part 1 | Part 2

Part 1 of Blue Highways and Sweet Music: The Territory Bands looked at the roots, drivers and challenges of the travelling groups who brought jazz music to the non-urban areas of the Southern Plains, through one-night-stands, in often impromptu venues. A black phenomenon, often misappropriated by white musicians, promoters, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles: Gin & Moonlight

Read "Gin & Moonlight" reviewed by James Nadal

Long before jazz became a spectator event, it was dance music. The big bands that played swing made their reputations on being able to flood the floor with dancers. Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles are on a mission to bring back those days, and Gin & Moonlight has them on the right track. Formed in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

European Jazz Conference 2016

Read "European Jazz Conference 2016" reviewed by Ian Patterson

European Jazz Conference 2016
National Forum of Music
jny: Wroclaw, Poland
September 22-25, 2016

We have two ears and only one mouth so perhaps we should listen more than we speak. This old maxim is often credited to Hellenistic philosopher Zeno of Citrium, though who's to say he ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jim Ridl: Opening Doors in the Big Apple

Read "Jim Ridl: Opening Doors in the Big Apple" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Something fresh and vital is in the air when a truly creative musician is about to release a new album. Jim Ridl's Door in a Field: Volume II: Songs of the Green River, an independent release, is full of surprises and rich in musical ideas. The album is set to be released in early Fall, and ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom

Read "On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom" reviewed by Dennis McNally

The following is an excerpt from the “Spirituals to Swing" chapter of On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom by Dennis McNally (Counterpoint Press, Berkeley, 2014).

Danny Barker, who in the 1930s was Cab Calloway's guitarist, told a particularly revealing story of working at the Nest Club, a Harlem ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Yusef Lateef's Secret Garden

Read "Yusef Lateef's Secret Garden" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

This interview was originally published in February 2000.

Yusef Lateef will tell you--politely, firmly, insistently, frequently--that he does not play jazz.

He was born Bill Evans in Chattanooga (TN), but grew up in Detroit a tenor saxophone student who in the 1940s worked and studied alongside the likes of Roy Eldridge, Dizzy ...

NEWS: RADIO

Swingin' On A V-Disc This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Swingin' On A V-Disc This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz it's the story of the V-Disc, a WWII morale-boosting recording initiative that created novel collaborations between jazz artists of the era. By September 1945, total production reached 4.5 million records. By the end of the program, it is estimated that more than 8 million V-Discs were distributed. The Jim Cullum Jazz ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Jazz Master Hank Jones Passes Away

Jazz Master Hank Jones Passes Away

Hank Jones, pianist and jazz legend, beloved husband of Theodosia, dear uncle to his nieces and nephews across the country, friend to music, inspiration to countless musicians, died May 16, 2010 in New York City, after a brief illness. He was 91 years old, and would have been 92 on July 31st. Jones' longtime manager and Justin ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Jeff Robinson: Rare Bird Sighting

Read "Jeff Robinson: Rare Bird Sighting" reviewed by Timothy J. O'Keefe

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. It's also National Poetry Month, and every Sunday night, the Jeff Robinson Trio accompanies poets at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The trio provides collective jazz improvisation based on the rhythmic cadence of each poet, creating music that is truly unique to each performance.

Jeff Robinson hails from St. Louis ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Artie Shaw: Classic Bluebird and Victor Sessions

Read "Artie Shaw: Classic Bluebird and Victor Sessions" reviewed by Samuel Chell

Artie Shaw

Classic Bluebird and Victor Sessions

Mosaic Records

2009

Shortly after its critically acclaimed box set comprising clarinetist Benny Goodman's essential recordings-- The Columbia and Okeh Benny Goodman Orchestra Sessions (2009), which was released to coincide with the centenary of the “King of Swing"--Mosaic Records has done it again. The Classic ...