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Women in Jazz, Part 1: Early Innovators

Read "Women in Jazz, Part 1: Early Innovators" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

"Lil Hardin [Armstrong]...often imagined herself standing...at the bottom of a ladder, holding it steady for Louis as he rose to stardom." (Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, 2012). “The all-female band is an anomaly in music, one that must constantly prove itself as a 'band,' and not just 'girls playing music together.'" (Mary Ann Clawson, 1999). Everything ...

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Up In Harlem - The Bands (1924 - 1929)

Read "Up In Harlem - The Bands (1924 - 1929)" reviewed by Russell Perry

In the last hour, we explored the jazz of King Oliver's Chicago in the 1920s, and heard from The New Orleans Rhythm Kings, clarinetists Jimmy Noone and Johnny Dodds, pianists Earl Hines and Lovie Austin, cornetist Freddie Keppard and trumpeter Jabbo Smith. Now we move to the other emerging center of the music, New ...

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Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part I: New Orleans and Chicago

Read "Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part I: New Orleans and Chicago" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Marching bands, ragtime music, and the blues, were all well-entrenched and spreading up the Mississippi River Valley from New Orleans at the beginning of the twentieth century. Dixieland was the popular music staple and with the all-white Original Dixieland Jass Band recording the first jazz side, “Livery Stable Blues," in 1917, an original musical language was ...

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A Triple Crown Of Tunesmiths This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

A Triple Crown Of Tunesmiths This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, it’s the music of songwriters Vincent Youmans, Johnny Green and Harry Barris. Special guests Shelly Berg and Dick Hyman join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band on piano and Topsy Chapman, Marty Grosz and Carol Woods handle the vocals. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM ...

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Triple Crown Of Tunesmiths This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Triple Crown Of Tunesmiths This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, it’s the music of songwriters Vincent Youmans, Johnny Green and Harry Barris. Special guests Shelly Berg and Dick Hyman join The Jim Cullum Jazz Band on piano and Topsy Chapman, Marty Grosz and Carol Woods handle the vocals. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM ...

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"Eddie Condon: Renaissance Man of Jazz" This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

"Eddie Condon: Renaissance Man of Jazz" This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

This week, Riverwalk Jazz presents Eddie Condon: Renaissance Man of Jazz. A fast-talking, wisecracking Midwesterner, Condon epitomized Chicago Jazz. The show is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM Sattelite Radio and streamed worldwide from the Riverwalk Jazz website. Joining us this week is photographer, author and record producer Hank O'Neal, who collaborated ...

Vince Giordano: Toe-Tapping and Timeless

Read "Vince Giordano: Toe-Tapping and Timeless" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut

Welcome to the inaugural column “Jazz That Scratches, Swings and Pops We've all heard King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton and Bix Beiderbecke on the Smithsonian Jazz Collection. We know the names because they're “important," but do we ever listen because they're just plain good? What about Papa Celestin, Red ...


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