Content by tag "Ken Burns"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bobby Sanabria Spreads The Latin Jazz Gospel

Read "Bobby  Sanabria Spreads The  Latin Jazz Gospel" reviewed by Steve Bryant

Drummer, percussionist, composer, educator, Bobby Sanabria has gained renown and respect from fans and musicians alike as one of the foremost proponents of what is labeled Afro-Cuban/Latin Jazz. Born and raised in the South Bronx, Sanabria performed with a veritable Who's Who in the world of jazz and Latin music, as well as with his own ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Old Time Musketry: Different Times

Read "Different Times" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Brooklyn-based Old Time Musketry is a band whose moniker foreshadows one aspect of the sound it's after, steeped in folk music and Americana. But the quartet's debut, Different Times, contains so much more. First and foremost, Old Time Musketry is a jazz quartet. Sure there's quite a bit of accordion and clarinet on this recording, but ...

ARTICLE: DAN'S DEN

Goodbye Phoebe and Hello Timme

Read "Goodbye Phoebe and Hello Timme" reviewed by Dan Morgenstern

Phoebe Jacobs, who left us on April 9, 2012 just a couple of months shy of 94, was a most remarkable lady who did so much for the music and its makers, as so well-documented in last month's Big Band in the Sky.

I first encountered Phoebe when she was handling press and taking care ...

NEWS: RADIO

Swing! / Episode 2 - "Birth of the Big Bands"

Swing! / Episode 2 - "Birth of the Big Bands"

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Episode 2--Birth of the Big Bands Hosted and Produced by J. Scott Fugate, “The Jazz Evangelist" As always, the show is free, absolutely legal, fun for the whole family, and available for listening right now, right here. Welcome back to another episode of Swing! This month we explore the birth of the big bands . . . or, ...

George Lewis: A Power Stronger Than Itself

Read "George Lewis: A Power Stronger Than Itself" reviewed by Lloyd N. Peterson Jr.

As an improviser, educator and an explorer of musical expression, George Lewis has become one of the significant contributors towards the respect and recognition Jazz is finally receiving as one of America's most notable and distinguished cultural achievements. He recently published what I consider to be one of the most critical books on Jazz and African ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ken Burns: Ken Burns Jazz: The Story Of America's Music

Read "Ken Burns Jazz: The Story Of America's Music" reviewed by Jim Santella

Controversial? Come on. How can this be controversial? Y2K was controversial. The November 7th U.S. Presidential election was controversial. But Ken Burns doing a service for the millions of PBS television viewers who know jazz only as a four-letter word? How can that be controversial?

A five-CD boxed set, The Story Of America's Music is arranged ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ken Burns: The Best Of Ken Burns JAZZ

Read "The Best Of Ken Burns JAZZ" reviewed by Jim Santella

A subset of the five-CD package, Ken Burns' single-CD volume wraps it all up in 75 minutes. This 20-song compilation serves to introduce jazz, from early vocal and trumpet work by Louis Armstrong to the Lincoln Center's recent Ellington tributes. Every selection is a teaching point that serves to introduce significant milestones along the way. Sure, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ken Burns: Ken Burns Jazz: The Story Of America

Read "Ken Burns Jazz: The Story Of America" reviewed by Jim Santella

Controversial? Come on. How can this be controversial? Y2K was controversial. The November 7th U.S. Presidential election was controversial. But Ken Burns doing a service for the millions of PBS television viewers who know jazz only as a four-letter word? How can that be controversial?

A five-CD boxed set, The Story Of America’s Music is arranged ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ken Burns: The Best Of Ken Burns Jazz

Read "The Best Of Ken Burns Jazz" reviewed by Jim Santella

A subset of the five-CD package, Ken Burns’ single-CD volume wraps it all up in 75 minutes. This 20-song compilation serves to introduce jazz, from early vocal and trumpet work by Louis Armstrong to the Lincoln Center’s recent Ellington tributes. Every selection is a teaching point that serves to introduce significant milestones along the way. Sure, ...