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David L. Harris: Blues I Felt

Read "Blues I Felt" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The blues isn't merely a form or genre. It's an emotional response, a personal internalization of an idea that invites extemporization in its reflection. While there's a specific progression and certain stylistic considerations that mark music as such, there's undeniable variety within the fixed aspects. No two people feel, sing, or play the blues exactly the ...

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Frim Fram Sauce & Other Delicacies This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Frim Fram Sauce & Other Delicacies This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

This week, Riverwalk Jazz celebrates the beginning of this holiday season with a concert of cuisine-inspired jazz tunes. While you listen to our show, you can chop, slice, saute, bake and broil your way to a heavenly meal. Featured on the show are performances by The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and their guests Vernel Bagneris, Topsy ...

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Louis Armstrong's Memories and Reflections This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Louis Armstrong's Memories and Reflections This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

As befits a legend, Louis Armstrong had two birthdays. He always said with a smile that he was born on the 4th of July, 1900. His baptismal birth certificate gave another, less romantic date—August 4, 1901. Honoring “the man who taught the world to swing," this week we hear from people who knew and worked with him, listen to ...

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What's For Dinner? Riverwalk Jazz Cooks This Week

What's For Dinner? Riverwalk Jazz Cooks This Week

Louis Armstrong used to sign his letters, “Red Beans and Ricely Yours" and gave his jazz compositions titles like “Struttin' with Some Barbecue" and “Cornet Chop Suey." This week Riverwalk Jazz cooks up a banquet for those who like their music hot. Also on the menu, stories about that “sweet spot" where food and jazz come together, from bass ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tyree Glenn / Hank Jones Quintet/Sextet: Complete Recordings

Read "Complete Recordings" reviewed by Joe Alterman

In the history of jazz, few pianists have been as prolific as the recently deceased Hank Jones. His tasteful and subtle playing is documented on literally thousands of recordings. Many of them are today known as jazz classics--benchmarks to the greatness of this music--and Jones' playing and support on all of them were crucial in creating ...

NEWS: RECORDING

'Oliver!' Like You've Never Heard It Before

'Oliver!' Like You've Never Heard It Before

Inner City/Classic Jazz is proud to announce the re-issue of Bob Dorough's 1954 album An Excursion Through 'Oliver!'

While the arrangements and conceptions are credited chiefly to Dorough, a great deal of integrated creativity was brought to bear by quartet members Al Schackman (guitar), Ben Tucker (bass), and Bobby Thomas (drums).

Working at the time ...