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ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

Go Slow: The Life Of Julie London

Read "Go Slow: The Life Of Julie London" reviewed by Michael Owen

The following is an excerpt is from “Chapter 12: For the Night People" of Go Slow: The Life of Julie London by Michael Owen (Chicago Review Press, 2017). All Rights Reserved.

In 1965, after three years of largely recording pop tunes under Liberty Records' hit-making producer Snuff Garrett, Julie London was eager to ...

The Vampires: The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke

Read "The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke" reviewed by Mark Corroto

As we mature as music listeners, the need to select a piece of music as your summer theme song, go-to party album, or road trip recording fades. Just like the childhood requirement to designate who is your best friend, we don't wear the grooves of records out these days. Let's, for old times sake, choose a ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Tribute to Art Porter Jr.: Reflections of a Grateful Art

Read "Tribute to Art Porter Jr.: Reflections of a Grateful Art" reviewed by Liz Goodwin

During the early to mid '90s, soprano and alto saxophonist-composer Art Porter, Jr. was charting a blazing course on the contemporary jazz soundscape. The 35-year-old Little Rock, Arkansas native had recorded and released four albums for Verve Records. He had been a guest on the albums of such titans as keyboardists Ramsey Lewis; Jeff Lorber (who ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ramsey Lewis

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ramsey Lewis

All About Jazz is celebrating Ramsey Lewis' birthday today!

Composer and pianist Ramsey Lewis has been referred to as “the great performer", a title reflecting his performance style and musical selections which display his early gospel playing and classical training along with his love of jazz and other musical forms. A native Chicagoan (born May ...

Lee Morgan: The Sidewinder – 1964

Read "Lee Morgan: The Sidewinder – 1964" reviewed by Marc Davis

What's left to say about Lee Morgan's most popular album, The Sidewinder? How about this: It is one FUN record. That's capital F, capital U, capital N.

Anything wrong with that?

Sometimes it feels like all the fun has gone out of jazz. As if nothing can be Good unless it is ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Phil Chess Had A Jazz Role

Phil Chess Had A Jazz Role

The many obituaries of Chess Records co-founder Phil Chess correctly note his importance in the record company that that brought attention to blues artists who went on to became famous. Chess died yesterday at 95. The Chicago company owned by Chess and his brother Leonard had on its roster Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Etta James, Bo ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen & Mulgrew Miller: The Duo - Live!

Read "The Duo - Live!" reviewed by Chris Mosey

After admiring each other's playing from afar for years, Danish bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and American pianist Mulgrew Miller got together in 1999 to record a promotional album of Duke Ellington numbers for the hi-fi company Bang & Olufsen.

They enjoyed it so much that the following year they got together again for ...

Montreux Through The Decades: Jazz Recordings, Part One

Read "Montreux Through The Decades: Jazz Recordings, Part One" reviewed by Ian Patterson

To celebrate Montreux Jazz Festival's 50th edition in 2016, and as a posthumous tribute to the festival's founder, the late Claude Nobs, All About Jazz is launching a new column entitled Montreux Through the Decades, which will periodically present reviews of officially released live recordings from MJF, from its first edition in 1967 to the present. ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ramsey Lewis

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ramsey Lewis

All About Jazz is celebrating Ramsey Lewis' birthday today!

Composer and pianist Ramsey Lewis has been referred to as “the great performer", a title reflecting his performance style and musical selections which display his early gospel playing and classical training along with his love of jazz and other musical forms. A native Chicagoan (born May ...

The Peter Edwards Trio: A Matter Of Instinct

Read "A Matter Of Instinct" reviewed by Roger Farbey

This is the second album by Trinity Laban graduate and 2014 MOBO Awards nominee Peter Edwards, his first being 2014's Safe And Sound. Edwards was a member of a group led by the late trumpeter Abram Wilson and is currently a member of vocalist Zara McFarlane's band. Opening with an infectious Latin beat, “Samba City" recalls ...


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