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Blue Highways and Sweet Music: The Territory Bands, Part I

Read "Blue Highways and Sweet Music: The Territory Bands, Part I" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

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OriginsBy the second half of the 1920s, New York had supplanted jny: Chicago as the center of jazz. The “Jazz Age"--a label incorrectly ascribed to F. Scott Fitzgerald--could rationally have been framed as the “Dance Age." Prohibition, and the speakeasies that it spawned, were packed with wildly enthusiastic patrons ...

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Jim Cullum Jazz Band Live From Stanford This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Jim Cullum Jazz Band Live From Stanford This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band presents a collection of early jazz classics from New Orleans and beyond. It's a summer concert captured live at the Stanford Jazz Workshop with Evan Christopher on clarinet. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band brings a fresh approach to its classic repertoire. The program is distributed in the ...

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Jim Cullum Jazz Band At Stanford Jazz Workshop This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Jim Cullum Jazz Band At Stanford Jazz Workshop This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band presents a collection of early jazz classics from New Orleans and beyond. It's a summer concert captured live at the Stanford Jazz Workshop with Evan Christopher on clarinet. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band brings a fresh approach to its classic repertoire in nightly performances in San ...

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Rare Gems of Bix Beiderbecke on Riverwalk Jazz This Week

Rare Gems of Bix Beiderbecke on Riverwalk Jazz This Week

On public radio this week, Riverwalk Jazz explores cornetist Bix Beiderbecke's gift for music and his place in jazz history. One of the first major soloists to emerge in jazz, Beiderbecke is considered by many to be the first to start playing and recording ballads in a jazz context. Jazz historian, bandleader and bass saxophonist Vince Giordano, one of today's ...

Jazz Oracle: Portal to Antiquity

Read "Jazz Oracle: Portal to Antiquity" reviewed by Nathan Holaway



“Life would be no better than candlelight tinsel and daylight rubbish if our spirits were not touched by what has been."--George Eliot

The world will never be able to hear exactly how Beethoven or Bach played their instruments, but it can hear how artists such as clarinetist Wilbur Sweatman and clarinetist and ...

Duke Ellington Tames The Savage Beasts: Lions and Tigers and Bears (and Gazelles!)

Read "Duke Ellington Tames The Savage Beasts: Lions and Tigers and Bears (and Gazelles!)" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

I begin this edition of Old, New, Borrowed and Blue with a confession. I have an unabashed love for the music of Duke Ellington. From his brilliantly scored compositions, to the singular instrumental personalities in his band(s)--with Ellington, Jimmy Hamilton and Johnny Hodges ranking at the top of my list--Ellington seems to transcend the “big band" ...