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Article: Year in Review

2020: The Year in Jazz

Read "2020: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The COVID-19 pandemic put the jazz world in a tailspin, just like the world at large, in 2020. And there is plenty of uncertainty going into the new year about what “new normal: might emerge from the darkness. International Jazz Day, like so many other things, became an online virtual event this time around. Pianist Keith ...

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Article: Profile

Billy Krechmer: A Philadelphia Story

Read "Billy Krechmer: A Philadelphia Story" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


There is a story told of the last night of an iconic jazz club in Philadelphia in 1966. The bandleader-owner, it was said, had been called away prior to closing. He was unable to return before the end of the last set. Walking back, he watched the crowd filing out. Some, I am told, had tears ...

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News: Radio

Scott Yanow On Jazz Films This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Scott Yanow On Jazz Films This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Get the popcorn ready.The curtain is about to go up on Kid Ory—Lionel Hampton—and Louis Armstrong. This week, we take a look at some of the world’s top jazz artists—who not only provided music for Hollywood movies—but appear on the silver screen as well. Scott Yanow, author of Jazz on Film, joins David Holt in the ...

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News: Radio

Jimmy McPartland This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Jimmy McPartland This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

This week, Riverwalk Jazz pays tribute to the Chicago jazz cornetist Jimmy McPartland, husband of public radio's Marian McPartland. The couple met in Britain while Jimmy was serving in the armed forces during WWII. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM sattelite radio and can be streamed on- demand from ...

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News: Radio

Ben Pollack on Riverwalk Jazz This Week

Ben Pollack on Riverwalk Jazz This Week

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, Jim Cullum Jazz Band drummer Hal Smith joins host David Holt to talk about Ben Pollack's often overlooked contribution to jazz. The show is heard on public radio stations nationwide, distributed by Public Radio International, and can also be heard on XM/Sirius sattelite radio and streamed on-demand from the Riverwalk Jazz ...

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Article: Record Label Profile

Retrieval Records: Treasures Lost and Found

Read "Retrieval Records: Treasures Lost and Found" reviewed by Nathan Holaway


“The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night or something said long ago."-- Louis Armstrong “You hear about the Duke Ellingtons, the Jimmie Luncefords, and the Fletcher Hendersons, but people sometimes forget that jazz was ...

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Article: Record Label Profile

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 ...

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News: TV / Film

The Glenn Miller Story

The Glenn Miller Story

The 1954 film starring James Stewart, The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era. June Allyson is on hand as Miller's wife, Helen, who learns the value of patience when Glenn spends his wedding night jamming with Gene Krupa and Louis Armstrong. ...

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Label: Vertigo
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