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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Jon Hendricks: An Essential Top Ten Albums

Read "Jon Hendricks: An Essential Top Ten Albums" reviewed by Peter Jones


Considering he reached the ripe old age of 37 before recording an album, Jon Hendricks' jazz legacy is remarkable. Although a singer, in his head he was more of an instrumentalist. When he improvised, he would imitate the tenor saxophone, the flute, the trombone, or the double-bass. His professional singing career lasted from 1932, when he ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

October Birthdays Featuring Art Blakey & Anita O'Day Centennial Salutes

Read "October Birthdays Featuring Art Blakey & Anita O'Day Centennial Salutes" reviewed by Marc Cohn


Indeed--October jazz birthdays. This week's show honoring the 90th birthday of Dan Morgenstern, as well as honoring the memory of Lorraine Gordon (who would have been 97 on Oct. 15th). Centennial salutes for Art Blakey, Anita O'Day and Babs Gonzales. Significant others include Zoot Sims, Clifford Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Illinois Jacquet, Norman Simmons, Roy ...

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News: Radio

Sweets Edison This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week Riverwalk Jazz presents Harry “Sweets" Edison in an encore presentation captured live at The Landing in San Antonio with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band. Edison died in 1999 at the age of 83. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop in on a continuous stream of ...

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News: Radio

Sweets Edison On Riverwalk Jazz This Week

Sweets Edison On Riverwalk Jazz This Week

This week Riverwalk Jazz presents Harry “Sweets" Edison in an encore presentation captured live at The Landing in San Antonio with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band. Edison died in 1999 at the age of 83. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio and can be streamed on-demand from ...

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News: Radio

Riverwalk Jazz Whenever You Want!

Riverwalk Jazz Whenever You Want!

By Mick Carlon The only drawback to my all-time favorite radio show, Riverwalk Jazz, was that I had to wait until Saturday mornings to listen. No longer! Thanks to Stanford University’s Archive of Recorded Sound, twenty five years of this exalted show—over 350 radio shows, over 4,000 song performances—are now available twenty four hours a day, ...

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Article: Big Band Report

Gold Medalists Abound at Big Band Olympics

Read "Gold Medalists Abound at Big Band Olympics" reviewed by Jack Bowers


As this is being written, Betty and I are just back from a ten-day visit to California, the first six days of which would be of absolutely no interest to readers of this column. The last four, however, were spent at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel attending the L.A. Jazz Institute's “Big Band Olympics," which ...

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Article: Book Review

Moving To Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life

Read "Moving To Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life" reviewed by Florence Wetzel


Moving To Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life Wynton Marsalis with Geoffrey C. Ward 208 pages ISBN: 978-1-40006078-8 Random House 2008 Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis' passionate and inspirational Moving To Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life is not only an ode ...

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Article: Big Band Report

Back in the Saddle Again...Sort Of

Read "Back in the Saddle Again...Sort Of" reviewed by Jack Bowers


After an absence of more than 45 years, your correspondent returned to the airwaves on December 15, 2009 co-hosting a three-hour program of big-band holiday music on KSFR-FM in Santa Fe, NM. I was invited to share a part of my CD library by Arlen Asher, one of New Mexico's finest jazz musicians, who has been ...


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