April 2021

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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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More Bits and Pieces
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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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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Off the Beaten Tracks

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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