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ARTICLE: RADIO

February Birthdays and Snooky @100

Read "February Birthdays and Snooky @100" reviewed by Marc Cohn

It's the monthly jazz birthdays edition of Gift and Messages, direct from our turntables and CD players in mid-city Baton Rouge to you! We salute the late trumpeter Snooky Young on his 100th birthday with one of the rare recordings under his own name, the out-of-print Horn of Plenty. Great listening, along with tenor birthday madness ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Buddy DeFranco

Jazz Musician of the Day: Buddy DeFranco

All About Jazz is celebrating Buddy DeFranco's birthday today!

Buddy DeFranco has the unprecedented distinction of winning twenty Downbeat Magazine Awards, nine Metronome Magazine Awards, and sixteen Playboy All-Stars Awards as the number one jazz clarinetist in the world. Buddy is generally credited with leading the way for jazz clarinetists from the exciting era of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Eddie Daniels, Roger Kellaway: Just Friends

Read "Just Friends" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dall'archivio personale di George Klabin --il fondatore e presidente della Resonance Records --esce questa registrazione di un concerto di vent'anni fa, dato al Village Vanguard dal clarinettista Eddie Daniels e dal pianista Roger Kellaway con Buster Williams al contrabbasso e Al Foster alla batteria. Documento scintillante sia dal punto di vista della qualità acustica (nonostante l'incisione ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Julian Pressley: From The Duke To Ornette In His Own Way

Read "Julian Pressley: From The Duke To Ornette In His Own Way" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Julian Pressley isn't exactly a household name, but it's a name every jazz aficionado should know. When he plays his alto saxophone, ears perk up because he's playing what they came to hear: music that embodies the legacy. Passionate, quick-witted, and full of new ideas, Pressley stands out in the crowd, a genuine original. Yet you ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Buddy DeFranco

Jazz Musician of the Day: Buddy DeFranco

All About Jazz is celebrating Buddy DeFranco's birthday today!

Buddy DeFranco has the unprecedented distinction of winning twenty Downbeat Magazine Awards, nine Metronome Magazine Awards, and sixteen Playboy All-Stars Awards as the number one jazz clarinetist in the world. Buddy is generally credited with leading the way for jazz clarinetists from the exciting era of ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Gus Bivona: Music for Swingers

Gus Bivona: Music for Swingers

Arcuiso “Gus" Bivona was never a household-name clarinetist like Artie Shaw or Buddy DeFranco, but during the big band era and throughout the 1950s, he was one of the finest and most relaxed swing studio clarinetists in the business. He also was a rock-solid alto saxophonist. Bivona came up in the late 1930s in Will Hudson's ...

Philadelphia Jazz: A Brief History

Read "Philadelphia Jazz: A Brief History" reviewed by Jack McCarthy

This article was first published at the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia website.

Jazz began to emerge as a distinct musical style around the turn of the twentieth century, a merging of two vernacular African American musical styles--ragtime and blues--with elements of popular music. New Orleans, the “cradle of jazz," was the most important city in ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Billy Krechmer: A Philadelphia Story

Read "Billy Krechmer: A Philadelphia Story" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

There is a story told of the last night of an iconic jazz club in Philadelphia in 1966. The bandleader-owner, it was said, had been called away prior to closing. He was unable to return before the end of the last set. Walking back, he watched the crowd filing out. Some, I am told, had tears ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Buddy DeFranco

Jazz Musician of the Day: Buddy DeFranco

All About Jazz is celebrating Buddy DeFranco's birthday today!

Buddy DeFranco has the unprecedented distinction of winning twenty Downbeat Magazine Awards, nine Metronome Magazine Awards, and sixteen Playboy All-Stars Awards as the number one jazz clarinetist in the world. Buddy is generally credited with leading the way for jazz clarinetists from the exciting era of ...

NEWS: RECORDING

A New Duet Release By Dan Dean And George Duke

A New Duet Release By Dan Dean And George Duke

Internationally recognized bassist Dan Dean has performed with the some of the finest musicians of our time, including B.B. King, Buddy DeFranco, Donny Hathaway, Tom Scott, Dave Grusin, Don Grusin, Ernie Watts, Freddie Hubbard and many others. One of his favorite collaborations of all was with the legendary pianist George Duke, and Seattle-based label Arena Jazz is proud to ...