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In a wonderfully evocative sonnet, Robert Lowell describes seeing Robert Frost after a reading, “the great act laid on the shelf in mothballs.” In a few...

This was the first album that Conte Candoli recorded under his own name, in 1954, after years spent playing for the bands of Woody Herman, Charlie...


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Available at CD Baby, Amazon, and emusic Over the decades there have been several duo-pianists playing jazz-at times, as in the late 1930s-early40s, up to three...

Kerecki plays the double bass, and the other members of his eponymous quartet are John Taylor (piano), Émile Parisien (soprano sax), and Fabrice Moreau (drums). As...

Wardell Gray (1921–1955) is one of the saddest cases in jazz, an extraordinarily talented, intelligent, and warm individual who gave his life to heroin addiction and...

There are many ways one might divide the career of 60-year-old guitarist, teacher, and author Garrison Fewell, a career (and life) that nonetheless has its powerful...


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Cube Metier is a collaborative British-Czech label that has issued 50 jazz albums, most of them of the traditional swing-bop variety. This is by no means...

This is a disc of straightahead, mainstream jazz by trumpeter Bergalli and pianist Navarro, two older statesmen of the music. Bergalli plays somewhat in the style...

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