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ARTICLE: RADIO

Mellow Side of the Blue Note Review & More

Read "Mellow Side of the Blue Note Review & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn

This week, we finish tracking Volume 1 of the Blue Note Review, which is now out-of-print. Volume 2 just arrived and you can listen for it in the months ahead. We also feature selections from Sonny Rollins at his first full recording date as a leader from December 1951. But, of course, there's more--see for yourself, ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part III: Kansas City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Beyond

Read "Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part III: Kansas City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Beyond" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Beyond the Hubs

While jny: New Orleans, jny: Chicago, jny: Kansas City and jny: New York City were the incubators of modern jazz, they were by no means the only locations with an appetite for live music. Jazz artists whose point of origin could not sustain multiple venues ventured to locations near and far ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Piano Master Joe Sample Brings Trio To Maryland's Birchmere Music Hall Saturday September 29

Piano Master Joe Sample Brings Trio To  Maryland's Birchmere Music Hall Saturday September 29

Music master Joe Sample is bringing his jazz trio to Silver Springs, Maryland for a special concert at the Birchmere Music Hall, Saturday, September 29, 2012. Sample has just released a fine new Live CD (with singer Randy Crawford), but for this engagement, the spotlight will solely be on his piano mastery and that of his ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Jazz Crusaders: The Pacific Jazz Quintet Studio Sessions

Read "The Pacific Jazz Quintet Studio Sessions" reviewed by George Harris

If songs like “Scratch" come to mind when you think of the Jazz Crusaders, you are in for a real treat with this six-CD set. Originally including “jazz" in their moniker, Wayne Henderson (trombone), Wilton Felder (tenor), Joe Sample (piano) and Stix Hooper (drums) put together a collection of studio recordings that offers a pleasant surprise ...