• Female Jazz Vocalists

    Female Jazz Vocalists

    In Issue 219 I wrote an overview of contemporary female jazz singers that bypassed the most well-known vocalists. Since that issue I’ve kept listening, and gradually a new list was created. Like last time, I ...
  • The Smoke Sessions Label

    The Smoke Sessions Label

    Classic live albums recorded at legendary clubs are a vital part of jazz history. To name but a few, the Five Spot, the Village Vanguard, Birdland, and the Half Note all have timeless records associated ...
  • Charlie Haden—Jim Hall

    Charlie Haden—Jim Hall

    When Charlie Haden died on July 11, 2014, at age 76, the jazz world lost one of its most pivotal acoustic bassists. The same, in relationship to the electric guitar, should be said for Jim ...
  • Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet

    Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet

    This band of young jazz musicians follows in the classy-cool tradition of Shorty Rogers & His Giants, a tastefully swinging late 50s-early 60s outfit led by a principal creator of the West Coast sound. Recorded ...
  • The HP Super LP List

    The HP Super LP List

    BEST OF THE BUNCH: Classical Arnold: English, Scottish, & Cornish Dances Lyrita SRCS-109 Gerhard: The Plague Decca Head 6 Gershwin: Porgy & Bess complete/Maazel Decca SET 609-11¯† Herold/Lanchbery: La Fille Mal Gardée Decca SXL-2313¯ Hi-Fi ...
  • Steve Khan: Subtext

    Steve Khan: Subtext

    Veteran guitarist Khan hinted at this Afro-Caribbean direction on his previous outing, 2011’s Parting Shot, as well as some of his past Eyewitness recordings from the 80s. With Dennis Chambers on drums, Ruben Rodriguez on ...
  • Visiting A Musical El Dorado

    Visiting A Musical El Dorado

    The voice was gruff, impassioned, and avuncular: “When you’re in New York, let’s get together and you can look through my records.” It was Jerry Gladstein, the former publisher of FI magazine and former proprietor ...
  • Bluesound Adds Murfie and HDTracks

    Bluesound Adds Murfie and HDTracks

    Pickering, Ontario, October 15, 2014 — Bluesound, the first wireless digital multi-room system to fully support highres audio, announced two more notable names to its ever-expanding network of music services: Murfie and HDTracks. The latest ...
  • Charles Mingus: Tijuana Moods

    Charles Mingus: Tijuana Moods

    When Charles Mingus recorded Tijuana Moods in July 1957 he was really hitting his stride. The previous year saw the release of Pithecanthropus Erectus and The Clown for Atlantic, and by the end of 1957 ...

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