- December 6, 2019
The multi-instrumentalist opens up on influences that shaped his The Griot Swings the Classics.
Stacey Zering sits down with UK jazz performer Fiona Ross.
Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Smithsonian/Folkways Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
A Beautiful World (Basin Street). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
The Roots of Popular Music: The Ralph J. Peer Story (Sony Music). Review by James Mann.
You Gotta Sell Something! (New Rag Records). Review by James Mann.
#imsoneworleans (Basin Street Records). Review by James Mann.
Sick and tired of winter? A nice shot of Hawaiian music will warm you right up, says James Mann. Aloha!
Lest Melbourne lag behind the trendsetters, Open Mike’s hosts a variety of swell weekly open-mic events. Rose Petralia sat in on a Jazz Jam, but she had beer, not wine.
Lest Melbourne lag behind the trendsetters, Open Mike’s hosts a variety of swell weekly open-mic events. Rose Petralia sat it on a Jazz Jam, but she had beer, not wine.
Downhearted Blues: Live at the Cookery (Rockbeat ). Review by James Mann.
It wasn’t all Bach and hypochondria in the life of mercurial pianist Glenn Gould. Shelton Hull finds this new biography awash in details of the great musician’s love life and other psychological insights.
After spending decades as a session musician, Bay Area blues artist Tom Casino carves his own identity in the aging genre by adding drunken wit and Ramones pop-punk to the mix.
You Can’t Go Back to the Garden of Eden. Review by Tim Wardyn.
After thirty years, music critic Gary Giddins is still listening, still watching, and still… writing a multi-volume biography of your grandma’s favorite crooner, Bing Crosby? Ink 19 sat down with Giddins to talk about the shape of jazz to come.
Rediscovering Lonnie Johnson (Range). Review by Jen Cray.
Some DVD notes, a book about The White Stripes and if you think there aren’t CD reviews here, you’ve got another thing coming.
Trumpet Evolution (Crescent Moon / Columbia). Review by Stein Haukland.
Tony Bennett — crooner, icon and last man standing. Ben Varkentine (and this DVD) explain why this true American idol is still relevant.