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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jordan Seigel, Christopher Burnett, Kamasi Washington

Read "Jordan Seigel, Christopher Burnett, Kamasi Washington" reviewed by Joe Dimino

We start the 697th Episode of Neon Jazz with Jordan Seigel, an Los-Angeles-based pianist and composer who has done TV and film scores with a song off his 2020 release Beyond Images. We also catch up with another Los Angeles-based musician and actor in Clifton Davis who teams with Beegie Adair on his debut album. Kansas ...


Article: Album Review

The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra: Ain't It Grand?

Read "Ain't It Grand?" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As Karen Carpenter once sang, it's “yesterday once more"--at least it is whenever and wherever the gregarious Glenn Crytzer Orchestra springs into action. Crytzer's ensemble not only revitalizes songs from the long-ago Swing Era of the 1920s, '30s and '40s, its high-stepping two-CD set, Ain't It Grand?, even sounds as though it were recorded in those ...


Article: Extended Analysis

Louis Armstrong: The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)

Read "Louis Armstrong: The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)" reviewed by David Rickert

Louis Armstrong The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946) Mosaic Records 2009 As far as recordings by trumpeter Louis Armstrong go, the Decca recordings don't generate much interest. Prior to them came the Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings, the most influential jazz recordings ever made and ...


And The Casa Loma Orchestra - No Name Jive

Label: InRespect
Released: 2000


Article: Album Review

Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra: Swinging Sounds of the Great Bands

Read "Swinging Sounds of the Great Bands" reviewed by Jack Bowers

More than 40 years ago, Capitol Records issued the first of nine albums by Glen Gray’s Casa Loma Orchestra saluting the greatest ensembles of the Big Band era (including his own). The twenty selections on Swinging Sounds were collected from those volumes and reissued on CD by one of Gray’s ardent boosters, Tom Daly, who was ...


The Best Of The Big Bands Vol 6

Label: InRespect
Released: 1982


Glen Gray's Greatest!

Label: InRespect
Released: 0


Swing Goes On Vol. 1

Label: InRespect
Released: 0


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