Issue 38:4
Mar/Apr 2015
Magazine Contents

Jazz

A virtuoso alto saxophonist, equally at home with bebop and various forms and styles of Latin music, Miguel Zenon has a bright brash sound and a...

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...

Sometimes it’s difficult to listen to Chet Baker for the simple reason that, as a person, he was incredibly messed up and remained so despite decades...

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...

This most recent Moochin’ About release focuses on the music of American crime shows from the late 1950s and early 60s. By this time, jazz scores...

Alto saxophonist, flautist, bass clarinetist, jazz composer, and arranger Eric Dolphy (1928–1964) evoked the kind of awe and affection within the jazz community reserved for only...

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...

This was the first time I’ve reviewed a recording on Big Round Records, and if this issue is typical of their releases, I’d have to say...

The late, lamented Mel Tormé made two albums at the Crescendo nightclub in Los Angeles: the first was for the Coral label in 1954, this one...

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...

Not To
Be Missed!