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Salute to The Rhythmakers This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Salute to The Rhythmakers This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, New Orleans-based trumpeter Duke Heitger, along with Bay Area guitarist Clint Baker, join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band for a tribute to the remarkable set of hot 1932 recordings known today as The Rhythmakers. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio and can ...


Article: Album Review

Various Artists: Jazz For Japan

Read "Jazz For Japan" reviewed by DJ Marc Antomattei

In the wake of the barrage of natural and man-made disasters that struck Japan in early 2011, a large group of fine musicians got together for Jazz For Japan. One of the strongest compilations of the year, all proceeds are being donated to help the victims of this great tragedy. The standards featured ...


Article: Book Review

Hi-De-Ho: The Life Of Cab Calloway

Read "Hi-De-Ho: The Life Of Cab Calloway" reviewed by David Rickert

Hi-De-Ho: The Life of Cab CallowayAlyn ShiptonHardcover; 288 pagesISBN 9780195141535Oxford University Press2010 During the swing revival of the 1990s it was singer and bandleader Cab Calloway, and not Benny Goodman or Duke Ellington or Glenn Miller, who provided the biggest influence--with the snazzy suits, ...


Article: Book Review

Duke Ellington's America

Read "Duke Ellington's America" reviewed by Eugene Holley, Jr.

Duke Ellington's AmericaHarvey G. CohenHardcover; 682 pagesISBN: 978-0-226-11263-3University of Chicago Press20010 Dozens of books in print about Duke Ellington portray him as the pre-eminent composer of the 20th century, who led his orchestra for an amazing 50 years and possessed a percussive, dark-clustered ...


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