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Billy Krechmer: A Philadelphia Story

Read "Billy Krechmer: A Philadelphia Story" reviewed by Richard  J Salvucci

There is a story told of the last night of an iconic jazz club in Philadelphia in 1966. The bandleader-owner, it was said, had been called away prior to closing. He was unable to return before the end of the last set. Walking back, he watched the crowd filing out. Some, I am told, had tears ...

NEWS: RADIO

Reluctant Genius Of Jazz: Artie Shaw This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Artie Shaw was one of the top-grossing stars of the 1930s and the only serious rival Benny Goodman had to his title as “The King of Swing." To celebrate the Shaw legacy, Riverwalk's David Holt talks with Tom Nolan, the author of a new biography, Three Chords for Beauty's Sake: The Life of Artie Shaw. Nolan ...

ARTICLE: DAN'S DEN

Every Now and Den

Read "Every Now and Den" reviewed by Dan Morgenstern

It's been so long since the last Den that it should perhaps be renamed, “Every Now and Den." But here I am with some of the events that stand out from the past five months or so, not necessarily in chronological order.

I've never missed the annual Satchmo Summerfest in New Orleans, and the August ...

NEWS: RADIO

Jim Cullum Celebrates 50 Years This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week Riverwalk Jazz honors The Jim Cullum Jazz Band tocelebrate its 50th Anniversary in a concert recorded live at The Tobin Estate in San Antonio. Bandleader and cornetist Jim Cullum Jr. traces the history of the Band through five decades of performances at home and on the road, from Carnegie Hall to a bull ring ...

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Class Of 39: Lindy Hopping Down The Yellow Brick Road

Class Of 39: Lindy Hopping Down The Yellow Brick Road

A decade after the crash that caused the Great Depression, Americans were eager to embrace a new sense of hope. In 1939, some of the best movies and pop songs of all time lightened the load for the 17.2 % of the population still without a job. This week on Riverwalk Jazz, performances by guest artists Lionel ...

NEWS: RADIO

Reluctant Genius of Jazz: Artie Shaw on Riverwalk Jazz This Week

Reluctant Genius of Jazz: Artie Shaw on Riverwalk Jazz This Week

Artie Shaw was one of the top-grossing stars of the 1930s and the only serious rival Benny Goodman had to his title as “The King of Swing." To celebrate the Shaw legacy, Riverwalk's David Holt talks with Tom Nolan, the author of a new biography, Three Chords for Beauty's Sake: The Life of Artie Shaw. Nolan ...

NEWS: RADIO

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band Celebrates 50 Years

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band Celebrates 50 Years

Riverwalk Jazz this week celebrates the 50th Anniversary of The Jim Cullum Jazz Band in a concert recorded live in San Antonio. Bandleader and cornetist Jim Cullum Jr. traces the history of the band through five decades of performances at home and on the road, from Carnegie Hall—to a bull ring in Mexico—and concert halls in ...

NEWS: RADIO

Last Call Late Night Jam This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Last Call Late Night Jam This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Often at late night jam sessions, when the bartender is about to give “last call," the best jazz of the evening can be heard and savored. Those who stick around get rewarded with some of the hardest swinging, most creative music there is. It was on a night like this, at the end of the Sacramento ...

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 ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Billy Butterfield Joins Andy Bartha: Take Me to the Land of Jazz

Read "Take Me to the Land of Jazz" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

L'ondata di ristampe e revival sta riportando a galla tanto materiale discografico per appassionati, siano essi cultori del free o, come in questo caso, Dixieland. I capolavori sono ormai stati pubblicati da tanto tempo e un altro Jabbo Smith da riscoprire è praticamente impossibile (ma non si sa mai...). Le polemiche fra sostenitori del jazz cool e di quello hot, ...