Issue 37:5
May/June 2014
Magazine Contents

Jazz

In one of the most famous compliments in jazz history, guitarist Eddie Condon said Bix Beiderbecke’s tone on cornet was like a girl saying yes. Beiderbecke...

I hate to say this, but I’ve come to the conclusion, in a very short time frame, that this newbie jazz reissue company out of Germany...

Essentially, this is the same band (except for the absence of Airto Moreira) and repertoire that one heard on Getz’s 1972 Verve album, Captain Marvel.

Whatever my caveats about West Wind’s jazz releases (see my review of The Art of the Saxophone elsewhere in this issue), there’s no question that this...

Austrian-born tenor saxist Hans Koller (1921–2003) had an enormous reputation in post-war Europe but was looked on a bit askance in America. He had a light,...

This marvelous release from Pristine Audio combines two of the MJQ’s classic albums of the 1950s, one of them, Fontessa , in its rare stereo incarnation....

This album was previously released in 1987 on the Who’s Who in Jazz label, then by the Jazz Hour label in 1992—and once again, as is...