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ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Ron Carter: The Paragon of Bass Virtuosity

Read "Ron Carter: The Paragon of Bass Virtuosity" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Some half a century ago, iconic bassist Ron Carter had already dynamically impacted the jazz world with his advanced rhythmic cadences and his artistic vision with the second great Miles Davis quintet. The sumptuous and indelible mark that Carter and his bandmates left on jazz history is well-documented. An educated, articulate and determined man, Carter's journey ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Mark Winkler to Release "The Laura Nyro Project"

Mark Winkler to Release "The Laura Nyro Project"

Although his last three CDs have placed high on the Jazz Week charts, and his lyrics have been regularly recorded by over 150 singers (including Dianne Reeves, Cheryl Bentyne, Jackie Ryan and Bob Dorough), for his latest work jazz singer and lyricist Mark Winkler has created a new album dedicated to fresh interpretations of the work ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Louis Armstrong & The All Stars: Satchmo At Symphony Hall - The Complete Performances

Read "Louis Armstrong & The All Stars: Satchmo At Symphony Hall  - The Complete Performances" reviewed by Skip Heller

Louis Armstrong & The All Stars

Satchmo At Symphony Hall: 65th Anniversary The Complete Performances

Verve

2012

Writing about trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong is difficult. In the most literal sense, he is the watershed of jazz. He was neither the first acknowledged genius of the music (soprano saxophonist Sidney ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

J.D. Walter: Being a Verb

Read "J.D. Walter: Being a Verb" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

J.D. Walter is a jazz singers' singer--a purist and an innovator. Although his style has been compared to many vocal titans, it is in the same breath, uniquely his own, and he has become a singular phenomenon on the music scene.



Respected and lauded by the great musicians of the contemporary circuit, ...