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Yvonne Gage: Chicago, IL, July 24, 2012

Read "Yvonne Gage: Chicago, IL, July 24, 2012" reviewed by Don Howze

Yvonne GageTuesdays On The TerraceMuseum Of Contemporary Art ChicagoChicago, ILJuly 24, 2012The weather on Tuesday evening was perfect in downtown Chicago, in contrast to the previous two weeks, when the city was ablaze with 90 degrees-plus temperatures. Thankfully, the weekly outdoor concert series, Tuesdays On The Terrace, presented by ...

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The Story of Jabbo Smith This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

The Story of Jabbo Smith This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Jabbo Smith had a short but important recording career in the late 1920s when he became the first trumpeter to seriously challenge Louis Armstrong with a virtuosity years ahead of its time. On this week's Riverwalk Jazz, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band revives their favorite Jabbo Smith compositions, we'll hear scenes of Jabbo's life from his ...

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Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra: Hothouse Stomp

Read "Hothouse Stomp" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

One of the beauties of long-lived music genres is if a current one becomes boring and the future looks, well, too futuristic, we can always go backwards, investigating earlier forms we may have not paid attention to earlier. And herein lies the value of Brian Carpenter's Hothouse Stomp: The Music of 1920 Chicago and Harlem. The ...

Turn Up Those Footnotes!

Read "Turn Up Those Footnotes!" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut

Even if the names William Shakespeare and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ring some bells for contemporary audiences, chances are Thomas Marlowe or Giovanni Paisiello might not get a chime. Yet, Marlowe's plays drew droves of theatergoers in Elizabethan England, and Paisiello's operas packed 18th century houses. It doesn't take an English scholar or the ...

Big Band Jazz

Label: Magneoton
Released: 1982


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