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Everyone's Buzzin': The Complete Bee Hive Sessions

Read "Everyone's Buzzin': The Complete Bee Hive Sessions" reviewed by David Rickert

The idea behind Jim and Susan Neumann's Bee Hive label was simple: gather together a bunch of great musicians for recording dates and let them play whatever they wanted. The sessions were led by talented musicians who may not have received the recognition they deserved in the jazz heyday of the fifties and early sixties -names ...

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2014 Jazz Connect Conference Schedule

2014 Jazz Connect Conference Schedule

The conference will be held January 9-10, 2014 at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City and will feed into the annual APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) Conference as well as Winter Jazzfest. LOCATION:
Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas at 54th St.
New York, NY ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mosaic Records: Making Jazz History

Read "Mosaic Records: Making Jazz History" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

No one is more astonished by the longevity of Mosaic Records than Michael Cuscuna, the veteran record producer and one-time disc jockey who founded the label together with Charlie Lourie, a former clarinetist who worked in both jazz and classical contexts before becoming an executive at CBS records, Blue Note, and elsewhere. Arguably the premier reissue ...

ARTICLE: ON AND OFF THE GRID

Johnny Smith: The Man, The Legend

Read "Johnny Smith:  The Man, The Legend" reviewed by Dom Minasi

On June 11, 2013, guitarist Johnny Smith passed away. He was 90 years old. Some may have never heard of him, but in the world of jazz guitar he was legend.

There will be many articles written about him. Besides the historical content of his accomplishments, I want to write about what he meant to ...

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Woody Shaw: The Complete Muse Sessions

Read "Woody Shaw: The Complete Muse Sessions" reviewed by John Kelman

The past couple years have been banner ones for reviving the legacy of Woody Shaw, a trumpeter and composer who--emerging in the early '60s on albums by extant jazz stars like Eric Dolphy, Andrew Hill, McCoy Tyner and Horace Silver, and contributing to on-the-rise names including Larry Young and Chick Corea--has all-too-often been overlooked. Still, with ...

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Resonance Records To Release Long Lost Wes Montgomery Tapes, "Echoes Of Indiana Avenue," On March 6, 2012

Resonance Records To Release Long Lost Wes Montgomery Tapes, "Echoes Of Indiana Avenue," On March 6, 2012

With a lot of sleuthing and a team of experts on the case, long lost tapes of Wes Montgomery have been discovered and restored. Resonance Records will release Echoes of Indiana Avenue—the first full album of previously unheard Montgomery music in over 25 years—on March 6, 2012, which would have been Montgomery's 88th birthday. Over a ...

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Mosaic Select 9: Bob Brookmeyer

Read "Mosaic Select 9: Bob Brookmeyer" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Bob Brookmeyer

Mosaic Select 9

Mosaic Records

Although he continues to be a valued jazz artist recording occasionally, the state of Bob Brookmeyer's early catalog until recently was inexplicably in a state of disarray. Of course, we still haven't seen CD reissues of such vintage Verve sides like The Blues, ...

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Jimmie Lunceford: The Complete Jimmie Lunceford Decca Sessions

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Jimmie Lunceford
The Complete Jimmie Lunceford Decca Sessions
Mosaic Records
2011

When saxophonist Jimmie Lunceford signed to the Decca label in 1934 he was running one of the best orchestras in the US. He had signed a deal to appear at the Cotton Club (where bandleaders Duke Ellington and Cab ...

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Modern Jazz Quartet: The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings 1956-64

Read "Modern Jazz Quartet: The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings 1956-64" reviewed by Eugene Holley, Jr.

The Modern Jazz Quartet
The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings of The Modern Jazz Quartet 1956-64
Mosaic Records
2011

They were diverse in talent and temperament. John Lewis, the quiet and determined westerner, who told sound stories with his linear and logical blues-based pianisms; Milt “Bags" Jackson, the baggy eyed, Motor ...

Modern Jazz Quartet: The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings 1956-64

Read "Modern Jazz Quartet: The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings 1956-64" reviewed by John Kelman

The Modern Jazz Quartet
The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings of The Modern Jazz Quartet 1956-64
Mosaic Records
2011

Even now, nearly sixty years later, it seems improbable that a group which came together as the rhythm section for one of the hottest players in bebop's genesis era, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, ...