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The Rise And Fall Of Joe "King" Oliver This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week’s Riverwalk Jazz broadcast is an encore presentation featuring theater legend William Warfield. In a performance recorded in 1992, Mr. Warfield brings Joe King Oliver’s rich correspondence to life. Also,The Jim Cullum Jazz Band joins forces with two leading lights of the traditional jazz scene—Bay Area-based cornetist Leon Oakley and Chicago-based tuba player Mike Walbridge—to ...


Part-time Sweetheart

Label: Rave Dicketts Music
Released: 2012
Track listing: Part-Time Sweetheart; Miss Mystery; Linden Lullaby; The Mermaid; Travels With Henry; Gaucho; Till' My Baby Comes Home; Chou Chou; Sugarita; Baker's Dozen; Tin Man Waltz; It's Been A While;


Article: Album Review

Garvin Bushell: One Steady Roll

Read "One Steady Roll" reviewed by Nic Jones

Garvin Bushell's autobiography, published in 1988, is called Jazz From The Beginning. There's no hyperbole about that title considering he was a musician who worked with both Fletcher Henderson and John Coltrane. This session was recorded later in his life--in California in 1982--and the music hews closer to the Henderson model than it does the Coltrane, ...


Leon Oakley And His Flaming Deuces

Label: Timewarp Music
Released: 1982


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