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Article: Album Review

Houston Person: Live in Paris

Read "Live in Paris" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The greatest jazz musicians have one trait in common; they make everything sound so ridiculously easy that listeners are liable to lose sight of the blood, sweat and tears which brought them to that pinnacle. Tenor saxophonist Houston Person, an octogenarian who keeps sidestepping every obstacle including Father Time, is one such master; regardless of groove ...

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ben Sidran at 78: This is the other side

Read "Ben Sidran at 78: This is the other side" reviewed by Leo Sidran


For the third year in a row, I talked to musician/producer/journalist/philosopher Ben Sidran (my father) in honor of his birthday. This time he's turning 78, and we consider the “buddhist roots of jazz," joy and pain, Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer, the wisdom of Phil Woods, the final recordings of Lester Young, saxophonist Willis Jackson's 1978 ...

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Article: Album Review

Connor Munroe: Then + Now

Read "Then + Now" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Ransom Everglades High School saxophonist Connor Munroe, from Miami, FL, has been playing the sax since he was nine years-old and has been selected for twelve All-American and All-State jazz bands among his many awards. He here presents his debut album, the warm and charming Then + Now. Offering a light repertoire of five well-known ballad ...

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Article: The Jazz Life

To Dream the Impossible Dream: the quest for a music education

Read "To Dream the Impossible Dream: the quest for a music education" reviewed by Peter Rubie


I've been thinking a lot about how jazz is taught recently. I realize now, my search for a real musical education was not a simple thing, but a series of life changing moments. My son, on the other hand, is planning to study music in college after he finishes high school. Though it would fill his ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Count Basie - Dueling Tenors and the Great American Rhythm Section (1937 - 1940)

Read "Count Basie - Dueling Tenors and the Great American Rhythm Section (1937 - 1940)" reviewed by Russell Perry


In the eleventh hour of Jazz at 100, we followed Count Basie through the Benny Moten Band in Kansas City and heard his first recordings as a leader. In 1937, after Benny Moten's death, he took the nation by storm with his driving band lead by the “All American Rhythm Section" and the dual tenor saxophones ...

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Article: Interview

Bobby Zankel: The Soul of Jazz - Past, Present, and Future Tense

Read "Bobby Zankel: The Soul of Jazz - Past, Present, and Future Tense" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6[This is the first of an All About Jazz series of interviews and articles on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues," in which we will explore the current state of jazz around the world. Jazz has ...


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