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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mort Weiss: Mort Weiss Is a Jazz Reality Show

Read "Mort Weiss Is a Jazz Reality Show" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

La storia del jazz è ricca di drammatiche vicende umane e quella di Mort Weiss è l'ultima in ordine di tempo.
Dopo quarant'anni di assenza del mondo della musica (per fatti che l'hanno condotto anche in prigione) nel 2001, all'età di 66 anni ha ripreso in mano il clarinetto e l'anno successivo ha inciso ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Mort Weiss' E-book, "Sex And The Jazz Musician - The Hollywood Years And Beyond," Now Available

Mort Weiss' E-book, "Sex And The Jazz Musician - The Hollywood Years And Beyond," Now Available

New E-Book Translates the Octogenarian Clarinetist’s Mort Report Columns from All About Jazz into an Autobiographic Series of Vignettes Complimented with Music and Video Sex and the Jazz Musician—The Hollywood Years and Beyond, an intriguing glimpse into the life and times of “the world's greatest unemployed jazz clarinetist," 80-year old Mort Weiss, is now available as an ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Hoyt Binder

Read "Take Five With Hoyt Binder" reviewed by Hoyt Binder

Meet Hoyt Binder:
Hoyt Binder is a guitarist/composer who has a passion for deep music. Inspired by The Creative, he creates music for the sake of music. With influences ranging from 20th century composers, to jazz, rock, pop, and folk, he is a big fan of the progressive movement in the late '60s when music ...

Joey DeFrancesco Projects Showed The Difference Between Music, And The Music "Business"

Read "Joey DeFrancesco Projects Showed The Difference Between Music, And The Music "Business"" reviewed by Mort Weiss

This is the story of two collaborations with Joey DeFrancesco that you almost never saw--or the difference between music ... and the music “business."

The first unreleased album I recorded with Joey DeFrancesco is now known as the Mort Weiss Quartet CD featuring Joey, Ron Eschete and Ramon Banda, followed by 2006's The ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Glenn Cashman / UAB SuperJazz / Elliot Deutsch Big Band / Russ Spiegel Jazz Orchestra

Read "Glenn Cashman / UAB SuperJazz / Elliot Deutsch Big Band / Russ Spiegel Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Glenn Cashman
And the Southland Big Band!
Primrose Lane Music
2009

Even though Glenn Cashman's superlative Southland Big Band makes its home (technically) south of the Mason-Dixon Line, it is more than a few miles removed from cotton fields, mint juleps and the Mississippi River--to be more precise, in the ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Strike Up the (Unsung) Bands

Read "Strike Up  the (Unsung) Bands" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The big band era is known for producing a number of enormously successful ensembles whose leaders were household names: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Fletcher Henderson, then on through Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the brothers Jimmy Dorsey and Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Barnet, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie and, ...

"Charlie O's is the Best Jazz Club in L.A." -Clint Eastwood

"Charlie O's is the Best Jazz Club in L.A." -Clint Eastwood

JULY JAZZ at CHARLIE O's
Charlie O's is the coolest place to be for the hottest jazz this July.

We celebrate our own John Heard’s birthday with a big celebration on the 3rd, a birthday party for Slyde Hyde on the 5th, a birthday celebration for Ron Jones on the 12th with his ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Mort Weiss: All Too Soon - A Jazz Duet For Clarinet and Seven String Guitar

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Mort Weiss
All Too Soon: A Jazz Duet for Clarinet and Seven String Guitar
SMS Jazz
2008

Not the least of this album's attractions is the title. To those few listeners familiar with the tune, “All Too Soon" might summon up one of Duke Ellington's more obscure compositions, were it ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Ron Eschete Trio: In The Middle

Read "In The Middle" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

I've been listening to Ron Eschete since the late '70s, but I was surprised to learn that the guitarist has so few albums available (of the thirteen under his own name, only six are still in print). Up to a certain point in time, Eschete was the consummate LA sideman; he has appeared on a gazillion ...