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Forward Into The Past

Read "Forward Into The Past" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

It's in the nature of most jazz musicians to reach out for the new but a few find their inspiration in the music of the pre-bebop era. Here are three examples.

Ernie Krivda and Swing City
A Bright And Shining Moment
Capri Records
2018

Saxophonist Ernie Krivda is ...

Nagel Heyer All-Stars: Uptown Lowdown: A Salute to the Big Apple

Read "Uptown Lowdown: A Salute to the Big Apple" reviewed by Jack Bowers

This earnest homage to New York City, recorded in concert during the city’s 1999 JVC Jazz Festival, opens charmingly with half a dozen great old Ellington tunes, each of which depicts musically an aspect of life in Harlem. After that, trumpeter Randy Sandke’s never–quite–a–big–band embarks on a whirlwind tour of the city with stops at Chinatown, ...