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The Rise And Fall Of Joe "King" Oliver This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week’s Riverwalk Jazz broadcast is an encore presentation featuring theater legend William Warfield. In a performance recorded in 1992, Mr. Warfield brings Joe King Oliver’s rich correspondence to life. Also,The Jim Cullum Jazz Band joins forces with two leading lights of the traditional jazz scene—Bay Area-based cornetist Leon Oakley and Chicago-based tuba player Mike Walbridge—to celebrate ...

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This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Crescent City Stomp: A Mardi Gras Celebration

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Crescent City Stomp: A Mardi Gras Celebration

Crescent City Stomp: A Mardi Gras Celebration This week on Riverwalk Jazz, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band teams up with New Orleans natives Topsy Chapman and Vernel Bagneris to celebrate the roots of New Orleans Jazz. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio and can be streamed on-demand from the ...

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This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: West Coast Classic Jazz In Concert

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: West Coast Classic Jazz In Concert

They called their music “The Truth"—real, righteous Traditional Jazz. By the early 1940s, its champions were the powerful West Coast brassmen Turk Murphy and Lu Watters. Disciples of “The Real Stuff" themselves, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band presents their concert tribute to The West Coast Classic Jazz Revival at the Stanford Jazz Festival in California, this week ...

England Swings Like A Pendulum Do

Read "England Swings Like A Pendulum Do" reviewed by Skip Heller

Several years ago, when the Skip Heller Trio was touring all the time, I came across a disc called London Is The Place For Me: Trinidadian Calypso In London, 1950-1956 (Honest Jons, 2002), a collection of calyspo music recorded in London. The music and accompanying thick booklet were full of revelations: the history of postwar migration ...

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Jim Cullum Jazz Band, William Warfield Celebrate King Oliver This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Jim Cullum Jazz Band, William Warfield Celebrate King Oliver This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

This week's Riverwalk Jazz broadcast is an encore presentation featuring theater legend William Warfield (at right). In a performance recorded in 1992, Mr. Warfield brings Joe “King" Oliver's rich correspondence to life.. Also,The Jim Cullum Jazz Band joins forces with two long-time leaders of traditional jazz—Bay Area cornetist Leon Oakley and Chicago historian and tuba player ...

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New Orleans Clarinet with Evan Christopher This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

New Orleans Clarinet with Evan Christopher This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

This week, Riverwalk Jazz spotlights the rich legacy of jazz clarinet players from the Crescent City. The sound of New Orleans jazz is unique. The distinctive New Orleans clarinet sound blends with cornet, trombone, drums, bass, banjo and piano in polyphonic New Orleans-style jazz bands, just as filé spice binds ingredients together in a gumbo stew. Evan Christopher, a contemporary New ...

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Bunk Johnson This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Bunk Johnson This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

This week, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band celebrates the traditional New Orleans improvised ensemble style of Bunk Johnson. We'll hear his stories, part fact and part fiction, brought to life by the award-winning Broadway actor and Riverwalk Jazz favorite, Vernel Bagneris. The weekly hour-long Riverwalk Jazz public radio series is distributed nationwide by Public Radio International and XM/Sirius, and is ...

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Riverwalk Jazz Interviews Nat Hentoff

Riverwalk Jazz Interviews Nat Hentoff

Author and columnist Nat Hentoff is one of America's most revered commentators on jazz. This week on Riverwalk Jazz, host David Holt caught up with the 85-year-old at his home in Greenwich Village to talk about the people and personalities covered in his new book, At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene. Riverwalk Jazz is a ...

Papa Bue: 80 at 80

Read "80 at 80" reviewed by Chris Mosey

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was an age of duffle coats, beards, sandals and sunglasses. It was the age of Trad. It was how European youth discovered jazz. Britain had Chris Barber, Ken Colyer and, a little further down the line--by which time newspaper headlines were referring to ...