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21 interviews, and over 525 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 640-page issue!

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This CD, which bears the title Jazz-Tinged, is a mutual admiration society between composer Charles Ruggiero and alto saxophonist Joseph Lulloff. On the first page of...

It’s so wonderful to hear the Turtle Island String Quartet once again, even though only two of the four musicians who play here (fonder-violinist David Balakrishnan...


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This is a reissue of one of Bud Powell’s better post-1954 sets. The liner notes tell us that one discographer has placed the second, longer set...

Anatol Schenker’s liner notes for this latest entry in the Mildred Bailey discography quote an uncredited source as saying that she “was the greatest female jazz...

Here are 19 songs written between 1911 and 2003: show tunes, novelty numbers, and a new jazz standard that fits comfortably into this company. Most of...

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...


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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...

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...

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