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Article: Extended Analysis

The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-66

Read "The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-66" reviewed by Skip Heller


Louis Armstrong officially returned to small band leadership May 17, 1947 via a triumphant concert at Town Hall that was less comeback than reaffirmation. It was even the dawn of his second great period, full of recordings that stood tall with his epochal 1920's output, and the subsequently-assembled Louis Armstrong and his All Stars would immediately ...

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Article: Interview

Mauro Ottolini: Sousaphonix and Beyond

Read "Mauro Ottolini: Sousaphonix and Beyond" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il Sousaphonix di Mauro Ottolini non ha bisogno di presentazioni. È una delle formazioni italiane più appassionanti e creative dell'ultimo decennio, dalla musica saldamente ancorata alla tradizione del jazz (fino a comprendere gli albori) e aperta a mille stimoli, dal rock all'avanguardia. In questi giorni è stato pubblicato il loro terzo album, Musica per ...

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Article: Book Review

Pops – The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout

Read "Pops – The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Pops--The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong Terry Teachout 508 Pages ISBN: # 1906779562 Aurum Press 2014 Critic Terry Teachout published his biography of Louis Armstrong, Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) in 2009, republishing it under the present title of Pops--The Wonderful World of Louis ...

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Article: Interview

Conrad Herwig: There's Nothing Else

Read "Conrad Herwig:  There's Nothing Else" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar


Talking about some of his great influences in jazz, Conrad Herwig points out that it's important to look beyond their achievements on their instruments. “Sometimes during a musician's lifetime, people put so much emphasis on their virtuosity as a player that they don't really think about the vehicle of their expression--their compositions." Herwig was speaking of ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Louis Armstrong & The All Stars: Satchmo At Symphony Hall - The Complete Performances

Read "Louis Armstrong & The All Stars: Satchmo At Symphony Hall  - The Complete Performances" reviewed by Skip Heller


Louis Armstrong & The All StarsSatchmo At Symphony Hall: 65th Anniversary The Complete PerformancesVerve 2012 Writing about trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong is difficult. In the most literal sense, he is the watershed of jazz. He was neither the first acknowledged genius of the music (soprano saxophonist Sidney ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Jimmie Lunceford: The Complete Jimmie Lunceford Decca Sessions

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Jimmie Lunceford The Complete Jimmie Lunceford Decca Sessions Mosaic Records 2011 When saxophonist Jimmie Lunceford signed to the Decca label in 1934 he was running one of the best orchestras in the US. He had signed a deal to appear at the Cotton Club (where bandleaders Duke Ellington and Cab ...

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News: Radio

Portrait of Little Jazz: a Centennial Tribute to Roy Eldridge

Portrait of Little Jazz:  a Centennial Tribute to Roy Eldridge

They called him “Little Jazz," but he was born David Roy Eldridge on January 30, 1911 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Roy Eldridge has often been called the link or bridge between Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. He was indeed a strong influence on Gillespie, who called him “the Messiah of our generation," and he certainly admired Armstrong, ...

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Article: Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

On The Sunny Side Of Jazz

Read "On The Sunny Side Of Jazz" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Summer is a time of joy for many people. Children are treated to a well-deserved vacation, allowing them to recharge for the following school year, and barbecues are held in backyards, en masse, throughout every corner of America and beyond. Those fond of the surf and sand flock to the beach, and it's all-too-common to see ...


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