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ARTICLE: PROFILES

Paul Winter Sextet: Count Me In

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The Paul Winter Sextet might just be one of the best early sixties groups you never heard. Their story, and that of their leader and altoist Paul Winter's, is certainly one of the most remarkable in jazz. Had some director made a film of the Sextet's short life, jazz buffs would have scoffed at the conceit. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

CocoRosie, Dastan Ensemble, Arto Lindsay, Chick Corea, Béla Fleck, John Hammond, G.Love & Trio 3

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CocoRosie
Webster Hall
September 25, 2015

The Casady sisters are one of the quirkiest teamings in... what? Rock, folk, hip-hop, reggae, electronica, performance art? All of these, and more, are present in their wildly gambolling songs, discernible as trace elements, but none fully emerging as what could be deemed ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Michael Bloomfield: From His Head to His Heart to His Hands

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Michael Bloomfield
From His Head to His Heart to His Hands
Sony Legacy Music
2014

Il ricordo dell'arte chitarristica sopraffina di Mike Bloomfield va adeguatamente tenuto vivo per i molti estimatori, ma anche per le giovani generazioni che non hanno avuto modo di conoscerlo direttamente. Questo è il compito importante ...

NEWS: RADIO

Girl Singers Of The Swing Era This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, vocalists Nina Ferro, Topsy Chapman and Stephanie Nakasian join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to recall female singers of the Swing Era— from Ella and Billie to Martha Tilton, Ivie Anderson and Helen Humes. Also on our radio show, rare interview clips with Ella Fitzgerald, Martha Tilton and Helen Ward telling ...

NEWS: RADIO

Whiz Kid Of Swing John Hammond This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Whiz Kid Of Swing John Hammond This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band with guests Dick Hyman, Topsy Chapman, Harry Allen and others, explore the towering legacy of John Hammond, the man called “the most influential talent scout and music producer in history.” The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio and can ...

NEWS: RADIO

The Peck Kelley Story On Riverwalk Jazz This Week

Peck Kelley is an iconic figure among jazz musicians, but remains virtually unknown outside a small circle of aficionados. This week on Riverwalk Jazz, piano legend Dick Hyman joins The Jim Cullum Jazz Band to tell the story of Peck Kelley and revive the East Texas hot jazz of Peck’s Bad Boys. The broadcast offers listeners ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Duane Allman 'Skydog' retrospective chronicles groundbreaking career

Duane Allman 'Skydog' retrospective chronicles groundbreaking career

Even if he’d never formed The Allman Brothers Band, Duane Allman would be a major figure in American popular music. Long before his name became known to mainstream audiences, he had already established his credentials as a once-in-a-lifetime guitar visionary, leaving his unmistakable stamp on a broad array of recordings. On March 5, 2013, Rounder Records, ...

NEWS: RADIO

Dick Hyman, Topsy Chapman Celebrate Teddy Wilson This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Dick Hyman, Topsy Chapman Celebrate Teddy Wilson This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Teddy Wilson backed Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday—then became a star playing with Benny Goodman. He made history as one of the first black musicians to join a white band in public performances. Wilson’s understated, delicately-swinging piano style defined the Swing Era. This week on Riverwalk Jazz, pianist Dick Hyman (who took piano lessons from Wilson in ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Complete" Louis, Duke, Bessie and Charlie Boxes Coming in October

The ultimate year-round jazz festival of Legacy Recordings continues to set a new industry standard with four more Complete Album Collections from the Sony Music archives family of labels, by the greatest names in jazz and blues: LOUIS ARMSTRONG – THE COMPLETE OKeh COLUMBIA & RCA VICTOR RECORDINGS 1925-1933 (OKeh/Columbia/RCA/Legacy) 10 titles, 10 CDs; CHARLIE CHRISTIAN – THE ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Former All About Jazz Contributor Martin Gladu Publishes Biographical Essay On Calvin Lampley

Pianist Teddy Wilson’s concert appearances with Benny Goodman in 1935 and Quincy Jones’ employment as a corporate executive at a major label in 1964 appear to be foremost references in the popular music literature on the integration of African Americans. Yet the pioneering accomplishments of lesser known figures are often neglected in favour of the more ...