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NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mezz Mezzrow

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mezz Mezzrow

All About Jazz is celebrating Mezz Mezzrow's birthday today!

Mezz Mezzrow was born in Chicago in 1899 and was one of that city\'s most popular clarinetists during the golden jazz age of the twenties. Many of Mezzrow\'s records reveal his deep feeling for the blues and his playing is characterized by well-thought lines, frequent agility ...

Martin Torgoff Discuss Bop Apocalypse

Read "Martin Torgoff Discuss Bop Apocalypse" reviewed by Steve Provizer

I recently reviewed Martin Torgoff's book Bop Apocalypse; Jazz, Race, The Beats and Drugs. Mr. Torgoff was kind enough to answer a few follow up questions.

One of the things that jazz people still try to understand is why so many players became heroin addicts in the 40's and 50's, even after it was ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, the Beats, and Drugs by Martin Torgoff

Read "Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, the Beats, and Drugs by Martin Torgoff" reviewed by Steve Provizer

Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, the Beats, and Drugs
Martin Torgoff
448 pages
ISBN: 0306824752
Da Capo Press
2017

The vilification and suppression of marijuana and narcotics in the U.S. was fueled in the 20th century by a campaign that whipped up fear of “the other"--Mexicans, Caribbean islanders, South Americans ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mezz Mezzrow

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mezz Mezzrow

All About Jazz is celebrating Mezz Mezzrow's birthday today!

Mezz Mezzrow was born in Chicago in 1899 and was one of that city\'s most popular clarinetists during the golden jazz age of the twenties. Many of Mezzrow\'s records reveal his deep feeling for the blues and his playing is characterized by well-thought lines, frequent agility ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mezz Mezzrow

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mezz Mezzrow

All About Jazz is celebrating Mezz Mezzrow's birthday today! Mezz Mezzrow was born in Chicago in 1899 and was one of that city\'s most popular clarinetists during the golden jazz age of the twenties. Many of Mezzrow\'s records reveal his deep feeling for the blues and his playing is characterized by well-thought lines, frequent agility and an ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tony Adamo & The New York Crew Is Reviewed By Kirpal Gordon

Tony Adamo & The New York Crew Is Reviewed By Kirpal Gordon

By Kirpal Gordon The killin’ist thing about Tony Adamo = 1728 and the New York Crew is that everybody in the band, especially the dope rhyme sayer, has got big ears all the way back to New Orleans and ancient-forward into the ever-evolving multi-new thing. It’s big ears working together that’s keeping this CD in Jazzweek's Chart ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mezz Mezzrow

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mezz Mezzrow

All About Jazz is celebrating Mezz Mezzrow's birthday today!

Mezz Mezzrow was born in Chicago in 1899 and was one of that city\'s most popular clarinetists during the golden jazz age of the twenties. Many of Mezzrow\'s records reveal his deep feeling for the blues and his playing is characterized by well-thought lines, frequent agility ...

Sidney Bechet & Mezz Mezzrow: The King Jazz Records Story

Read "The King Jazz Records Story" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Three decades before Norman Mailer in 1957 drew attention to the social phenomenon of the “white negro," Mezz Mezzrow claimed to be just that. To use his own terminology, he was “a voluntary negro."

Actually an American Jew, he played clarinet in the 1930s and 40s, often, as here, alongside Sidney Bechet. He ...

ARTICLE: DAN'S DEN

Goodbye Phoebe and Hello Timme

Read "Goodbye Phoebe and Hello Timme" reviewed by Dan Morgenstern

Phoebe Jacobs, who left us on April 9, 2012 just a couple of months shy of 94, was a most remarkable lady who did so much for the music and its makers, as so well-documented in last month's Big Band in the Sky.

I first encountered Phoebe when she was handling press and taking care ...

NEWS: RADIO

Sidney Bechet Tribute This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Sidney Bechet Tribute This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

The largely self-taught New Orleans reedman Sidney Bechet developed one of the most distinctive solo voices in jazz. Unlike Louis Armstrong, Bechet never achieved stardom in the United States. This week on Riverwalk Jazz, Broadway’s Vernel Bagneris joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and reedman Bob Wilber to explore Bechet's musical legacy. The program is distributed in ...


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