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ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

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

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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: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

The Girls in the Band

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The Girls in the Band
Collective Eye (Educational version)
2011

That there are problems of race and gender in the history of American jazz comes as no surprise. Music, and popular music (as swing was in the 1930s and 1940s), is a part of everyday life. Why should jazz be any ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

All That Jazz Month: Phoenix, AZ, November 9-30, 2012

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All That Jazz Month
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, AZ
November 9-30, 2012

All That Jazz Month, in November 2012 at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), featured a star-studded concert series that included the saxophonist Branford Marsalis Quartet, vocalese masters Manhattan Transfer, DIVA Jazz Trio with saxophonist Grace Kelly, and a Django Reinhardt Tribute, all staged ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sophisticated Ladies: A True Story

Read "A True Story" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Bordeaux-based Sophisticated Ladies joins an illustrious tradition of female jazz group that stretches back several decades to include International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Beryl Booker's Diva trio and its offshoot, Five Play, as well as Japan's Groovin' Girls trio.

Elegant and understated interpretations of standards and chansons, often with Latin hints, make up the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Catherine Russell at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Catherine Russell at Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York native vocalist Catherine Russell, will be the final performance of the 2011-12 season Jazz at Lincoln Center's Singers Over Manhattan series in The Allen Room, March 30-31, 2012 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Born of music royalty, her father, Luis Russell, was Louis Armstrong's long time musical director and her mother, Carline Ray, performed with ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

At The Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years On The Jazz Scene

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At The Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years On The Jazz Scene
Nat Hentoff
Hardcover; 246 pages
ISBN: 978-0-520-26113-6
University California Press
2010

The photograph which adorns the jacket of Nat Hentoff's At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years On The Jazz Scene--a collection ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

For the Grand Prize: April Is . . . ?

Read "For the Grand Prize: April Is . . . ?" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Did you know that April is Jazz Appreciation Month? Neither did I until I chanced upon a press release to that effect. According to the Smithsonian Institution's Smithsonian Jazz website, there are “celebrations in all 50 states and 40 countries." If I'm not mistaken, New Mexico is one of those 50 states, and no one here ...