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Brian Charette/Jim Alfredson Organ Duo at Nighttown

1 hour agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Brian Charette/Jim Alfredson Organ Duo Nighttown Cleveland, Ohio October 20, 2016 It's not often that you get the chance to hear two organists going head to head in a live setting. m: Jimmy Mc Griff and m: Groove Holmes did it, but few others have dared to tread in such territo... [ read more ]

Take Five with Bridget Cimino

1 hour agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

About Bridget Cimino Bridget Cimino is a Baltimore-based traditional music vocalist and visual artist. She co-leads the popular band Tongue in Cheek with bassist and banjo player Zach Serleth. (The group is releasing their album Mobtown Strutters Ball November 4, 2016 at the Creative Alliance in Bal... [ read more ]

Zachary Serleth -- Take Five With Zachery Serleth

1 hour agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

About Zachery Serleth Primarily a bassist and banjo player, Zach Serleth has developed a deep love of vintage music that is reflected in his current band, Tongue in Cheek. The group's 2016 album, Mobtown Strutters Ball, pays tribute to the jny: New Orleans jazz tradition, covering tunes written... [ read more ]

Stan Getz in L.A.: 1953 and '55

5 hours agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

In April 1953, Stan Getz was in New York recording for Norman Granz's Clef label. He was joined by Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone, John Williams on piano, Bill Crow on bass and Al Levitt on drums. This group was...       Related Stories Stan Getz: Italy, 1961 Getz and the Catwalk in '69 Weekend Wax Bits  

Monday Recommendation: Tom Harrell

10 hours agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

Tom Harrell, Something Gold, Something Blue (High Note) Harrell’s front-line partners in this stimulating venture are fellow trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and the adventuresome guitarist Charles Altura, each more than three decades younger than the leader. Show More Summary

Harold Vick: Steppin' Out

22 hours agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

To pay the bills and gain experience in the 1950s, a good number of jazz saxophonists began their careers in R&B bands. The list is too long to feature here but it includes John Coltrane, Benny Golson, Stanley Turrentine, Hank...       Related Stories Brother Jack Meets the Boss Video: Sonny Rollins, 1959 Al Cohn and Dexter Gordon  

Jazz from Gallery 41 - Interview with producer David Axelrod

Join me this evening at 10 pm Pacific for Jazz from Gallery 41. I'll be sharing with you a conversation I had in 2007 with David Axelrod who produced with of the biggest Jazz hits of all time, Cannonball Adderley's "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy". Show More Summary


2 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

SFJAZZ Collective SFJAZZ Center San Francisco October 20, 2016 What would Miles think? It was hard not to wonder as the SFJAZZ Collective, the San Francisco jazz presenter's long-running large ensemble project, kicked off it's 12th season with a program dominated by sometimes dramatically re-imagine... [ read more ]

Unreleased Art: Volume 9 a?' Art Pepper and Warne Marsh At Donte's, April 26, 1974

2 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

When any previously unheard Art Pepper is released, the event bears a bit of context. Laurie Pepper's Volume 9 addition to her Unreleased Art series is the 3-CD box Art Pepper and Warne Marsh at Donte's April 26, 1974. It contains music from late in Pepper's fallow period between the releases of Inten... [ read more ]

Four Anita O'Day Videos

2 days agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Today, four videos of Anita O'Day—a couple that recently went up at YouTube and a couple of gems that have been up there for a while. All are out, way out... Here's Fly Me to the Moon... Here's 'S Wonderful......        

eltime trav

In the last few days, we have been pondering the existence of time and its relationship with deep philosophical ideas such as determinism/free will, causality, and idealism. The textbook inspiring such ruminations was Gleick’s Time Travel, and its soundtrack, a bunch of paradoxical bangers that span the space-time continuum with a mix of melancholy and […]

13th Annual Uppsala International Guitar Festival

3 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Uppsala Konsert and Kongress 13th Annual Uppsala International Guitar Festival Uppsala, Sweden October 6-9, 2016 It all takes place in one building. A huge one, centrally located in downtown Uppsala, Sweden. It's the Konsert and Kongress, and it's home to a seemingly endless array of cultural and social... [ read more ]

Blue Side of Lonesome: Country Crooners on BGO

3 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Crooning is an art that is inevitably associated with the big five: Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. These are also singers that have become respected in jazz circles. However, there are many other great crooners that are worthy of attention, also if they can... [ read more ]

"a?|that wild mercury sound." The Significance of Bob Dylana?(TM)s Nobel Prize

4 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

During high school and college, I got interested in the Nobel Prizes. At the time, I was not interest in all of them: only the prize for Literature. I have been a reading geek as long as I have been a music geek and I have always mixed the two passions liberally. In the early 20th Century, the Unite... [ read more ]

The Doobie Brothers with special guest Mark Newman at the Paramount

4 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

The Doobie Brothers with special guest Mark Newman The Paramount Huntington, NY October 13, 2016The Doobie Brothers were formed in California in 1969 after the band called Pud disbanded. Guitarist/vocalist Tom Johnston began jamming with guitarist Patrick Simmons and the guitarists decided to form t... [ read more ]

Weekend Wax Bits

4 days agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

The countdown continues. Only a week and a day until Nov. 1, when my new book, Anatomy of a Song, is published by Grove Press. I did several major media interviews this past week (I'll alert you when they appear),...        

bigBANG Jazz Gang

5 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

bigBANG Jazz Gang The Falcon Underground Marlboro, NY October 13, 2016 Last night I drove to Marlboro, NY, a sixty-five mile trek, to check out a band and a venue. The band was the bigBANG Jazz Gang, one of the local groups (a term I loosely use for a distance of seventy-five miles or less from my h... [ read more ]

Three Beatles Cover Albums

5 days agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

I'm not a collector of Beatles cover albums. In fact, I find Lennon-McCartney originals perfectly fine as they were recorded and have no burning need for jazz, soul or rock renditions. But from time to time, I come across Fab...       Related Stories The Intimate Keely Smith 9 Box Sets You Deserve American 'Rubber Soul' Rules  

Phil Chess Had A Jazz Role

5 days agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

The many obituaries of Chess Records co-founder Phil Chess correctly note his importance in the record company that that brought attention to blues artists who went on to became famous. Chess died yesterday at 95. The Chicago company owned by Chess and his brother Leonard had on its roster Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Etta James, […]

According To Adorno: A Portrait Of Jazz's Harshest Critic, Part 2

6 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Part 1 | Part 2 Though Adorno had many points of criticism regarding the technical aspects of jazz, his contempt for the music genre was fuelled by something else. Given the fact that Adorno was best known for his critical theory of society, it is far from surprising that jazz would not escape a soc... [ read more ]

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