April 2021

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The Story of V Discs

As someone who has had a lifelong love affair with jazz, an interesting question came up in a ZOOM interview I recently had with Dan

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Profiles In Jazz
Scott Yanow

Cliff Edwards: Profiles in Jazz

He was a very popular singer and entertainer who, as “Ukulele Ike,” had major accomplishments in the 1920s, he appeared in many films in the

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Jimmie Noone by Joe Busam
Jazz Birthday
Andy Senior

Jimmie Noone

Jimmie Noone was born April 23, 1895, in Cut Off, Louisiana. Noone started playing clarinet after his family moved to New Orleans in 1910. By

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Hoarder Record Collection
The Professor Is IN
Adrian Cunningham

For the Record

The way we listen to music has changed a lot in the last decade. And I, probably like many of you, have been absorbing music

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Quarter Notes
Shelly Gallichio

More Bits and Pieces

The Orpheum Theater in New Orleans is celebrating its 100th birthday and re-introducing the new Double Dealer speakeasy under the theater. Resembling the backstage setting

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Hotel Bienville Roof Ballroom, New Orleans
Ain't Cha Got Music?
Hal Smith -with- Jeff Barnhart

Dancing Jazz, Part 2

Jeff Barnhart: Hal, we left off our discussion in Part One with a brief analysis of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and their way of

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200 Memorable Missouri Musical Memories
Blowing Off The Dust
Larry Melton

Celebrating Missouri’s Music

If anything can dispel the gloom of a negative historical anniversary, it is music. That seems to have been what motivated Dr. Michael J. Budds

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Felix the Cat Gin 1926
Static From My Attic
Andy Senior

Problem Attic

I’ve been putting off writing this column until the last minute—almost until I am physically unable to write it. (That would be an excellent method

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Nights at the Turntable



There have been many tributes to Louis Armstrong through the years. Satchmocracy by the Jérome Etcheberry Popstet is one of the more unusual ones. When

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A Tribute to Captain John Handy

A Tribute To Captain John Handy

Captain John Handy (1900-71) stood alone in the New Orleans revival movement. Virtually the only significant alto-saxophonist playing traditional jazz in the 1960s, Handy’s hard-charging

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Off the Beaten Tracks

Matt Ulery • Pollinator

Matt Ulery • Pollinator

Nothing about this album looks like something we would normally cover. It’s modern in appearance, has a full marketing team behind it, is a likely

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Dave Doyle

Barry Wahraftig

Classic of the Month

Movie Review

Syncopated Bookshelf

The Final Chorus

Table of Contents


Jazz Birthday of the Month: Jimmie Noone, illustration by Joe Busam

Static from my Attic, byAndy Senior

Final Chorus, compiled by Joe Bebco

Jazz Jottings, by Lew Shaw

The Professor is IN: For the Record, by Adrian Cunningham

Quarter Notes: More Bits and Pieces, by Shelly Gallichio

Readers’ Correspondence

The Man Who Sang to Beat the Band, by R.S. Baker

Festival Roundup, compiled by Joe Bebco

Profiles in Jazz: Cliff Edwards – “Ukulele Ike”, by Scott Yanow

Blowing off the Dust: Celebrating Missouri’s Music, by Larry Melton


Dinner Music: Playable Cheese Slices Coming Soon

Return of Live Jazz Festivals on the Horizon, by Lew Shaw


I’d Rather Lead a Band, Cd Review by Barry Wahrhaftig

Nights at the Turntable, CD reviews by Scott Yanow

12 Jazz Violin Duos, Music Review by Edward A. Berlin

Remote Riffing, CD Review by Dave Doyle

Off the Beaten Tracks, CD Reviews by Joe Bebco

The United States versus Billie Holiday, Movie Review by Steve Provizer

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