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Arthur Prysock

During his prolific 43-year recording career, romantic crooner Arthur Prysock was heard primarily in the company of big bands or string sections. On his nearly 60 albums, mostly for the Old Town label, Prysock found his deep, velvety tones cushioned with violins or brass. His tender music has been a staple of jazz radio in the wee hours of the morning, and of cheek-to-cheek dancing in smoke-filled cocktail lounges. Arthur Prysock, Jr. was born in South Carolina and raised on a farm in North Carolina. Leaving home at age 16, he landed a job with an aircraft company in Hartford, Connecticut, which lasted until the firm found out he was underage

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Sonny Buxton: Strayhorn’s Last Drummer, A Radio Master Class Mid-Day Saturdays

Read "Sonny Buxton: Strayhorn’s Last Drummer, A Radio Master Class Mid-Day Saturdays" reviewed by Arthur R George

Sociologist, anthropologist, historian: storyteller, raconteur, entrepreneur and griot, in the guise of a deejay. Registrar, dean, professor: The jazz class of Sonny Buxton is barely concealed as entertainment within his weekly radio program every Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific time on San Francisco Bay Area FM station KCSM 91.1, streaming live on kcsm.org.

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

C. Michael Bailey's Best Releases of 2018

Read "C. Michael Bailey's Best Releases of 2018" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The Pocket Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Stangel Beethoven Revisited Symphonies 1-9 One thing that can be bragged on regarding Beethoven's nine symphonies is their artistic durability and persistence. As the pinnacle of Western Musical thought, we might not expect any less of this music, seemingly forged in humanity's collective unconscious, as well ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

E. J. Decker: Bluer Than Velvet: The Prysock Project

Read "Bluer Than Velvet: The Prysock Project" reviewed by Geno Thackara

E.J. Decker probably could write a book if they asked him--his shaping influences and history of musical collaborations (not to mention social activism) would make it a fascinating one indeed--but it would be so much nicer to hear him sing it. A voice smooth as, well, velvet (pardon the obvious simile) lets him put a rich ...

Seven woMEN 2018 – Part III

Read "Seven woMEN 2018 – Part III" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Look what creeped into my monthly column... and herein exist end-of-the-year-recordings...(you decide which ones). Ben Paterson That Old Feeling Cellar Live Records 2018 Everything about pianist/vocalist Ben Paterson's Cellar Live release, That Old Feeling is delightful. This recording is a beautiful throwback, with just a touch of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Bill Cote: Where Do You Start

Read "Where Do You Start" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Sometimes preconceived notions about recordings can be smashed to smithereens in the most wonderful way. What, yet another GAS-and-jazz-standards recording--this one a debut from a middle-age male vocalist whose main gig is law? Well, quoting TV Land's “Gomer Pyle," “Surprise, surprise!" And, a most enjoyable musical discovery in the Cracker Jack® box it is.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jeff Hackworth: Soul To Go!

Read "Soul To Go!" reviewed by Edward Blanco

His fifth album as leader and follow up to the critically acclaimed Night Owl (Big Bridge Music, 2011), Jeff Hackworth's Soul To Go! offers a brash new statement packed with bop, blues and soulful renditions of jazz classics. A New York-based saxophonist of note, and like many a great sax men--Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Arthur Prysock

Jazz Musician of the Day: Arthur Prysock

All About Jazz is celebrating Arthur Prysock's birthday today! During his prolific 43-year recording career, romantic crooner Arthur Prysock was heard primarily in the company of big bands or string sections. On his nearly 60 albums, mostly for the Old Town label, Prysock found his deep, velvety tones cushioned with violins or brass. His tender music ...

NEWS: RADIO

"Another Kind Of Funky Drummer", A Tribute To Ronald Shannon Jackson On WPFW This Friday Night

"Another Kind Of Funky Drummer", A Tribute To Ronald Shannon Jackson On WPFW This Friday Night

Tune in to WPFW radio’s Overnight Jazz Part I, this Friday beginning at 12AM (midnight) for “Another Kind of Funky Drummer”, a tribute to Ronald Shannon Jackson, who passed into ancestry this past weekend. In addition to the varied Jackson music to be heard as presented by program host Bobby Hill, the program will also feature ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Arthur Prysock

Jazz Musician of the Day: Arthur Prysock

All About Jazz is celebrating Arthur Prysock's birthday today! During his prolific 43-year recording career, romantic crooner Arthur Prysock was heard primarily in the company of big bands or string sections. On his nearly 60 albums, mostly for the Old Town label, Prysock found his deep, velvety tones cushioned with violins or brass. His tender music ...


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