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Dean Martin

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Quick: name the artist, who (a) knocked the Beatles from the top chart position at the height of Beatlemania; (b) scored a gold record in 2004 with his fastest-selling album ever, which also hit the iTunes Top 5; (c) was worshipped by Elvis Presley; and (d) is heard regularly in the hippest movies, TV shows and commercials. Need another clue? Playboy recently called him "the coolest man who ever lived." Of course that man is Dean Martin. Dean's importance to generations of music fans (not to mention aficionados of masculine cool) now far outstrips his former reputation as the tippler of the Rat Pack or Jerry Lewis' crooning straight man

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Article: Album Review

Lia Booth & Jason "Spicy G" Goldman: There's Only One

Read "There's Only One" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Southern California-based saxophonist, songwriter and award-winning producer Jason “Spicy G" Goldman, presents There's Only One, an engaging encore performance to his previously well-received album Hypnotized (2020, Self-Produced). This offering provides a selection of re-imagined standards supported by a core septet, plus the addition of violins and cello on selected tracks, that manages to produce a large ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sisters from Another Jazz Mother? Part 2

Read "Sisters from Another Jazz Mother? Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


You know how scientists say that, statistically, every person has roughly six look-alikes around the world? Well the same seems to be true in the music world, where one can find quite a few songs that appear to be sound-alikes of other compositions we're familiar with... This does not have to be necessarily the result of ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Lotsa Luck

Read "Lotsa Luck" reviewed by H William Stine


Good luck, best of luck, lucky day, lucky duck, lucky dog, lucky devil, all the luck, with a little bit of luck, lucky charm, beginners luck, just my luck--are you seeing a pattern here? I saw a musical theme. Lots of “Lucky" song titles and song lyrics, plus a reminder or two that not all luck ...

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Article: Profile

Miles Davis: How 9 Jazz Icons Remember His Genius

Read "Miles Davis: How 9 Jazz Icons Remember His Genius" reviewed by Rob Garratt


Like nearly every other jazz fan on the planet, I've long held an unshakeable fascination with the music of Miles Davis. Thirty years after his death, Miles's legacy, innovations and iconography continue to shape contemporary conceptions of the art form more than any other figure—his life and lessons simultaneously a road map, Holy Grail and high ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jason Tiemann, Tommy Dorsey, Lee Konitz and More

Read "Jason Tiemann, Tommy Dorsey, Lee Konitz and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


As we the world of jazz during the global COVID-19 jazz shutdown, this week we profile trumpeter Dave Scott and a brand new album, along with honoring the great Lee Konitz. Stay safe and dig the jazz. Playlist Jason Tiemann “The Elements" T-Man (T-Man Records) 00:00 Host talks 6:33 Stan Hunter and Sonny Fortune ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Our Favorite Things: Jazz Greetings from Military Service Bands

Read "Our Favorite Things: Jazz Greetings from Military Service Bands" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 US Army Blues: Swinging in the Holidays (2017) Swinging in the Holidays does so much more than swing. “Five-Sided Dreidel" sings in the traditional “Dreidel" melody until saxophones unravel it like unwrapping Christmas package ribbon and then hand what's left to the ...

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Brandon Tomasello

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Brandon Tomasello was introduced to the performing arts at a young age. In the year 2000 , when the charter school boom in Philadelphia began its ascent, young Brandon entered the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School as a third grade student. Even in the school’s first year in existence, it enabled Brandon’s unique voice a place to be discovered. While he had always been naturally talented, Brandon’s love affair with music began when he was in the fourth grade. There was nothing unordinary when Brandon came home from school one particular spring day. As he entered his home, his grandmother was busy fixing dinner and was enjoying music as she worked

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Article: Album Review

Anthony Braxton: Sextet (Parker) 1993

Read "Sextet (Parker) 1993" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Is the music of Anthony Braxton impenetrable? Frankly yes, and absolutely not. There are entire wings of his musical house, for instance his Trillium R operas, Echo Echo Mirror House, and Ghost Trance Music, that listeners find untraversable. Some folks cannot reconcile one approach with another or choose to listen solely to one Braxton musical system, ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

New Sinatra DVD Collection: Beautiful Stories in Song

Read "New Sinatra DVD Collection: Beautiful Stories in Song" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


In September 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment released the final three titles in The Frank Sinatra Collection, six shows and performances which collectively present highlights from four decades of studio, concert and television performances by The Chairman of the Board. The Royal Festival Hall (1962) & Live at Carnegie Hall captures Ol' Blue Eyes performing ...


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