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ARTICLE: RADIO

Joni Mitchell Turns 75; Remembering Roy Hargrove

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This post-election broadcast celebrates the new wave of women in the House and Senate -also remembering Roy Hargrove (1969-2018) in the second hour plus a special 75th birthday tribute to Joni Mitchell in the third hour.

Playlist Roxy Coss “Nevertheless She Persisted" from The Future Is Female (Posi-Tone) 00:00 Ethel Ennis “If Women Ruled ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2017: The Year in Jazz

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A year of achievements, challenges to gender inequality, scandal and losses

The year 2017 was quite something for the jazz world. Incidents or discussions of misogyny and sexual misconduct bubbled up even before the #MeToo phenomenon developed. Beyond that, woman musicians made significant contributions to the genre. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Go Slow: The Life of Julie London

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Go Slow. The Life of Julie London
Michael Owen
296 Pages
ISBN: 9781613738573
Chicago Review Press
2017

“Vinyl Viagra"

“Mainly I'm a lyric reader."

“Mickey Mouse...she can even make that sexy."

“I'm not a singer.

If ...

Meet Tom Wells

Read "Meet Tom Wells" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Born and raised in that other “capital of jazz"--jny: Kansas City, birthplace of Charlie Parker--Super Fan Tom Wells, along with long-time jazz date, his wife, Geri St. Clair (a future Super Fan--stay tuned!), is a huge supporter of the local scene. How huge? Well, Tom and Geri once followed the University of Missouri Kansas City's Jazz ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jo and Rosey: Two New CDs

Jo and Rosey: Two New CDs

Back in the 1950s, pop singers played a vital role in the fabric of our society. Unlike today, where many pop stars leverage dark fantasies and disturbing psychological dramas in songs to connect with audiences, singers 60 years ago were songbirds of the American Dream. They were relentlessly cheery and upbeat, and in the process lifted ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Reuel Golden, Barney Hoskyns: 75 Years of Capitol Records

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75 Years of Capitol Records
Reuel Golden, Barney Hoskyns
492 Pages
Taschen
2017

Il 15 novembre 2016, il Los Angeles City Council ha proclamato il “Capitol Records Day," una celebrazione del 75mo anno di vita della casa discografica, fondata a Los Angeles il 7 febbraio 1942. Tra le varie iniziative ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

'A Gal in Calico': 1946-2011

'A Gal in Calico': 1946-2011

In December 1946, Warner Bros. released a mess of a film called The Time, the Place and the Girl—a post-war feel-good feature with a dopey storyline on which it hung as many musical numbers as possible. Everything about the film was forgettable—except for A Gal in Calico, a song by Leo Robin and Arthur Schwartz. In ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Videos: Jo Stafford

Videos: Jo Stafford

There was a time in the late-1940s and early '50s when Jo Stafford was America's most popular female singer, eventually matched only by Ella Fitzgerald. The maternal warmth of Stafford's voice, her soulful tones and her relaxed sense of swing made her a favorite of white and black audiences. With the advent of TV in the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

3 Cohens - The All-star Family Jazz Band Of Clarinetist/tenor Saxophonist Anat, Trumpeter Avishai & Soprano Saxist Yuval - Release Their Fourth Album Together, "Tightrope"

3 Cohens - The All-star Family Jazz Band Of Clarinetist/tenor Saxophonist Anat, Trumpeter Avishai & Soprano Saxist Yuval - Release Their Fourth Album Together, "Tightrope"

To be released Oct. 22, 2013, via Anzic Records, “Tightrope" features the 3 Cohens improvising as an a cappella horn choir and teaming with special guests Fred Hersch, Christian McBride & Jonathan Blake "To the ranks of the Heaths of Philadelphia, the Joneses of Detroit and the Marsalises of New Orleans, fans can now add the 3 ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

In Tune or Not in Tune... That Is the Question

Read "In Tune or Not in Tune... That Is the Question" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Suppose a month goes by, you have a column to publish, but nothing has happened that's worth writing about. What do you do then? Read on, as the question is about to be answered.

A while back there was a discussion at a Stan Kenton web site (Kentonia) about musicians or groups of ...