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This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Milt, Clark And Doc On The Road In The 30s & 40s

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Milt, Clark And Doc On The Road In The 30s & 40s

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, jazz legends Clark Terry, Milt Hinton, Doc Cheatham and others tell stories of life on the road. And these jazz greats take to the stage with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band in performances recorded live at The Landing. Our show features recordings from the Riverwalk Jazz archive and audiotape courtesy of ...


Article: Interview

Davey Payne: Ready To Play

Read "Davey Payne: Ready To Play" reviewed by Sammy Stein

Davey Payne is known best for the time when he was saxophonist with British group, The Blockheads. His solo on the 1978 number 1 hit, “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" was the first time a double sax solo had appeared on a hit record. Before he joined forces with Dury, who fronted The ...


News: Radio

Swingin' On A V-Disc This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Swingin' On A V-Disc This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz it's the story of the V-Disc, a WWII morale-boosting recording initiative that created novel collaborations between jazz artists of the era. By September 1945, total production reached 4.5 million records. By the end of the program, it is estimated that more than 8 million V-Discs were distributed. The Jim Cullum Jazz ...


News: Education

Extended Interviews with Jazz Greats Available on Hamilton College Jazz Archive Website

A collection of 300 audio interviews with jazz musicians, arrangers, writers and critics, the jazz greats and the supporting cast from the 1930s to the present, is now available online and free to the public courtesy of the Hamilton College Jazz Archive at Listeners can click on a link and read the transcripts or listen ...


Article: Album Review

Ed Puddick Big Band: Guys and Dolls

Read "Guys and Dolls" reviewed by Robert J. Robbins

In the hands of the twenty-something bandleader and arranger Ed Puddick and his equally young, London-based seventeen-piece ensemble, Frank Loesser's classic Broadway score joins the ranks of those which have been adapted for big band (Stan Kenton's West Side Story, Les Brown's South Pacific, and Ted Heath's The Sound of Music all come to mind). Puddick's ...


Article: Interview

Bobby Zankel: Peaceful Jazz Warrior

Read "Bobby Zankel: Peaceful Jazz Warrior" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

For many decades, Philadelphia has been home to a cadre of multi-generational jazz musicians who go on year-after-year composing, arranging and performing some of the best, highest level music to be heard anywhere. This tradition is exemplified in no better way than by alto saxophonist, composer and bandleader Bobby Zankel. Zankel apprenticed with legendary ...


News: Radio

Swing! / Episode 2 - "Birth of the Big Bands"

Swing! / Episode 2 - "Birth of the Big Bands" Presents: Swing! Episode 2--Birth of the Big Bands Hosted and Produced by J. Scott Fugate, “The Jazz Evangelist" As always, the show is free, absolutely legal, fun for the whole family, and available for listening right now, right here. Welcome back to another episode of Swing! This month we explore the birth of the ...


Article: Interview

Peter Nero: The Laughter and The Challenges

Read "Peter Nero: The Laughter and The Challenges" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Part 1 | Part 2 In July 2009, All About Jazz published an interview with legendary pianist and Philly Pops maestro Peter Nero. That interview jumped between his early musical development and his current 30-year tenure as founder and music director of the Philly Pops. There wasn't time then to ask him about what ...


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