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Steve Allen

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Creator and host of the original "Tonight" show. Authored 52 published books, including: the 1998 publications of "Murder in Hawaii", "Die Laughing" and "Dumbth...(and 101 Ways to Reason Better and Improve Your Mind)"; the 1996 publication "Wake Up to Murder & But Seriously"; the 1995 publication of "The Bug and the Slug in the Rug"; "The Man Who Turned Back the Clock" and "Murder on the Atlantic"; 1994's "Reflections"; and 1993's "The Murder Game", "More Steve Allen on the Bible, Religion & Morality, Book Two", and "Make 'em Laugh"

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jazz International: Part 1

Read "Jazz International: Part 1" reviewed by Monk Rowe


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Article: Album Review

Terry Gibbs Legacy Band: The Terry Gibbs Songbook

Read "The Terry Gibbs Songbook" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Legacy Band? At age ninety-eight, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs--the last remaining member of a legendary group of jazz musicians who defined the big-band era in America and helped expand and sharpen the music's vocabulary--hasn't finished writing his own legacy, which is why this album is subtitled “The Terry Gibbs Songbook." Although best known as ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Records And Record Dates: Part 2

Read "Records And Record Dates: Part 2" reviewed by Monk Rowe


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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Swing

Read "Swing" reviewed by Monk Rowe


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Article: Live Review

Roseanna Vitro at Jazz at the Joint

Read "Roseanna Vitro at Jazz at the Joint" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Roseanna Vitro Jazz At The Joint North Little Rock, AR May 9, 2021 In Arkansas, when Spring smiles, she reveals a gold incisor of Summer, promising humid warmth and languid pace. So it was entering The Joint Comedy Theater in North Little Rock, on May 9. However, on the second Monday ...

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Article: Album Review

Clark Terry: This Could Be The Start Of Something Big! - Clark Terry Plays TV Themes

Read "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big! - Clark Terry Plays TV Themes" reviewed by Ken Dryden


The late NEA Jazz Master Clark Terry was known for his brilliant playing and sense of humor, the latter which first came into wide recognition when he introduced his “Mumbles" routine in two original blues on the album Oscar Peterson Trio + 1—Clark Terry (Mercury, 1964). By the early 1970s, he was well established and had ...

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Article: History of Jazz

Bebop, Beats, and the Drive of Beat Literature

Read "Bebop, Beats, and the Drive of Beat Literature" reviewed by Arthur R George


"Mulberry-eyed girls in black stockings, Smelling vaguely of mint jelly and last night's bongo drummer... fling their arrow legs / To the heavens / Losing their doubts in the beat" of jny: San Francisco nights, announced poet Bob Kaufman's “Bagel Shop Jazz." (Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness, New Directions Publishing, 1965; Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman, City ...

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News: Obituary

Margie Evans, Iconic And Sophisticated Queen Of The Blues, Dies At 81

Margie Evans, Iconic And Sophisticated Queen Of The Blues, Dies At 81

Margie Evans, a legendary, international Blues and Gospel entertainer, songwriter, music producer, actress, music historian, community activist and motivational spokeswoman, who broke barriers for African American female Blues performers with poise, dignity and sophistication, died on March 19, 2021. In addition to her musicianship, Evans is noted as an activist for parity in music education as ...

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News: Recording

Grammy-Nominated Vocalist Roseanna Vitro Reissues 1984 Debut Album, 'Listen Here,' Feat. Kenny Barron Trio

Grammy-Nominated Vocalist Roseanna Vitro Reissues 1984 Debut Album, 'Listen Here,' Feat. Kenny Barron Trio

Vocalist Roseanna Vitro—performer, recording artist, educator and journalist—reissues Listen Here, the debut album that launched her career. Featuring veteran pianist Kenny Barron, the project ushered into the spotlight a formidable new artist with chops and sensitivity in equal measure – a galvanizing spirit who, having already proven she could move live audiences, now certified her power ...


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