Issue 38:3
Jan/Feb 2015
Magazine Contents

Jazz

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...

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...

Mildred Rinker, known professionally as Mildred Bailey, led a fairly sad life, highlighted only by the fact that she had a terrific voice and was one...

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...

Mussorgsky’s great work for solo piano has been orchestrated and arranged every which way over the decades, so it was just a matter of time before...

Mussorgsky’s magnum piano opus has as of this writing been subjected to 574 arrangements that are known to me, and doubtless numerous others that have thus...

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...

It makes sense that this wonderful tribute to Charles Mingus would come out in Germany; most American jazz musicians avoid his music like the plague because...

This 2-CD set is designed to showcase Pam Purvis as a vocalist and her partnership with her husband, saxophone and woodwind player-composer Bob Ackerman. As such,...

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...

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