Album Reviews

Bean Soup Odidrep

Bean Soup • Odidrep

Bean Soup is a quintet comprised of tenor-saxophonist Michel Bescont, trumpeter Michel Bonnet, pianist Jacques Schneck, bassist Leigh Barker, and drummer Stephane Roger. On Odidrep

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Stu Pletcher 1924-1937

Stu Pletcher 1924-1937

Stu Pletcher (1907-78) was never a major name and he had a surprisingly brief career in the spotlight. His son, Tom Pletcher, had a more

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Ultimate Peggy Lee

The Ultimate Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee (nee Norma Deloris Egstrom) was one of the vocalists who made their mark with big bands in the 1940s. Some of these included

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Further Definitions Benny Carter

Benny Carter • Further Definitions

As an alto-saxophonist, arranger, composer and bandleader, not to mention trumpeter, Benny Carter (1907-2003) recorded many classics during his 70-year career (1927-97). Further Definitions is

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Doctor Michael White live

Dr. Michael White • Live

Of all of the New Orleans players associated with Wynton Marsalis, clarinetist Dr. Michael White has been the most consistently involved in playing traditional New

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Cliff Jackson 1926-1934

Cliff Jackson 1926-1934

Cliff Jackson (1902-70) was one of the great stride pianists to emerge from the 1920s. Despite that, Jackson recorded exclusively during 1924-27 as an accompanist

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