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Buck Clayton first rose to national fame as the lead soloist with the first great Count Basie band that roared out of Kansas City in late fall, 1936. Ironically, while Clayton’s understated, bell-like sound is associated with the hard swinging Kansas City style, he actually spent little time in Kansas City. By the time he arrived at the famed Reno Club, a small dive on 12th Street, Clayton had already led a colorful career as a band leader, ranging from Los Angeles to Shanghai. Born in Parsons, Kansas, Clayton grew up in a musical family. Clayton’s father, a minister, taught him the basics of music

Prestige Records: An Alternative Top 20 Albums

Read "Prestige Records: An Alternative Top 20 Albums" reviewed by Chris May

Along with Alfred Lion's Blue Note and Orrin Keepnews' Riverside, Bob Weinstock's Prestige was at the top table of independent New York City-based jazz labels from the early 1950s until the mid 1960s. Like those other two labels, Prestige built up a profuse catalogue packed with enduring treasures. Originally a record retailer, Weinstock ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

River City Jazz Masters Preview, Newk, Tadd & More

Read "River City Jazz Masters Preview, Newk, Tadd & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn

Happy 89th birthday to Mr. Sonny Rollins! After some 21st century music from Hudson, Joshua Redman (his latest), UK pianist Zoe Rahman [whew!], Chicagoland's Geof Bradfield & Kamasi Washington, we preview the Baton Rouge River City Jazz Masters 2019-2020 season at the Manship Theatre (Eddie Palmieri, Eric Alexander, Nicholas Payton AND Jazzmeia Horn)! It's ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Val Wilmer: Dues And Testimony

Read "Val Wilmer: Dues And Testimony" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Free-jazz, which marked the first revolution in jazz since bebop, and, some might say, the most significant revolution in the entire history of the music, was controversial and divisive. Still today, over half a century later, free-jazz is sometimes dismissed out of hand as just so much noise, or worse, finds itself simply airbrushed from the ...

Tomasz Stanko & Enrico Rava: Le Affinità Elettive

Read "Tomasz Stanko & Enrico Rava: Le Affinità Elettive" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Questo articolo era stato pubblicato l'11 settembre 2017 e viene ora riproposto in home page per ricordare il grande trombettista polacco scomparso il 29 luglio 2018. Lo scorso luglio Enrico Rava e Tomasz Stanko hanno varato un super-gruppo ECM per un tour europeo di oltre due settimane, in Italia e Polonia, ovviamente, ma anche ...

Dot Time Legends Series: Is Every Night New Year's Eve Around Here?

Read "Dot Time Legends Series: Is Every Night New Year's Eve Around Here?" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

Soon after The Embers opened in New York City in late 1951, Joe Bushkin and His Quartet spent 16 memorable weeks there. With Milt Hinton and Jo Jones, Bushkin was joined by Buck Clayton on trumpet. Astoundingly, Art Tatum had a solo piano gig there at the same time. Bushkin and Tatum listened to each other ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Hugh Masekela: Strength in Music and Character

Read "Hugh Masekela: Strength in Music and Character" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

This article was first published at All About Jazz in May 2009. “I think it is incumbent, not just on every artist, but every person who has as their source communities that are disadvantaged, to give back," says Hugh Masekela, antiapartheid champion, friend of the downtrodden and musician extraordinaire who is still going strong ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dot Time Legends Releases Louis Armstrong: "The Night Clubs"

Dot Time Legends Releases Louis Armstrong: "The Night Clubs"

Dot Time Records (DTR) is honored to announce that it has released Louis Armstrong: The Night Clubs, the second in a series of previously unreleased recordings, under its 'Legends' series. This recording contains selections from five different nightclub engagements—Bop City in New York in 1950, Club Hangover in San Francisco in 1952, Storyville in Boston in ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dot Time Records Offers Limited Collector's Edition Of Previously Unreleased Recordings Of Louis Armstrong

Dot Time Records Offers Limited Collector's Edition Of Previously Unreleased Recordings Of Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong was one of the most recognizable men in the world. His smile, his voice, his trumpet all set the standard for the one true American art form called “jazz." Dot Time Records' Legends Series has unearthed a treasure of unreleased recordings by Louis Armstrong. The Louis Armstrong Legacy Series will feature four productions from ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Never-Before Released Music From Louis Armstrong - Exclusively On Dot Time "Legends" Series

Never-Before Released Music From Louis Armstrong - Exclusively On Dot Time "Legends" Series

Dot Time Records is proud to announce its licensing agreement with the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. This newly established agreement will include four previously unreleased productions from the archives of Queen's College, which houses the Louis Armstrong collection. The releases will be part of the Dot Time Records “Legends" series. Jerry Roche, who heads the ...


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