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This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: The Saxophone In Early New Orleans Jazz

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: The Saxophone In Early New Orleans Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band joins forces with saxophonists Kim Cusack, Vince Giordano, Brian Ogilvie and others to explore the music of early jazz saxophone masters. Our own Ron Hockett shows off his saxophone chops while his clarinet duties are covered by Allan Vaché and Evan Christopher. Bass saxophonist Vince Giordano ...

Retrieval Records: Treasures Lost and Found

Read "Retrieval Records: Treasures Lost and Found" reviewed by Nathan Holaway

“The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night or something said long ago."-- Louis Armstrong “You hear about the Duke Ellingtons, the Jimmie Luncefords, and the Fletcher Hendersons, but people sometimes forget that jazz was ...


Celine Bonacina: Way Of Life

Read "Way Of Life" reviewed by Chris May

It may not approach the freak-show proportions of the bass saxophone Adrian Rollini popularized in the 1920s, but the baritone is still an impressive beast, one that has frequently been employed as much for its visual impact as for the notes it produces. Ever since Little Richard introduced the unwieldy instrument to his touring band in ...


Memphis Nighthawks featuring Ron DeWar: Jazz Lips

Read "Jazz Lips" reviewed by Nic Jones

There's no mistaking the Memphis Nighthawks knew and loved traditional jazz, but what really distinguished the group was its blend of fire, drive and enthusiasm. On the 30 year-old sessions collected into Jazz Lips, the group puts these qualities across with enough vengeance to shame a host of neoconservatives, breathing life into its preferred form in ...


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