Off The Beaten Tracks

Jonathan Ng - Off The Beaten Tracks June 2019

Off The Beaten Tracks June 2019

The following albums were reviewed in the June 2019 Off the Beaten Tracks column. Click the image for an individual review to read and share.

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Musical Gifts to Be Enjoyed Year Round

Musical Christmas gifts can have an effect. A well-chosen album may inspire a life-long passion for music or even a desire to learn an instrument.

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Women Take The Lead

We’re back in the States this month looking at five traditional jazz and swing bands led by women. When I noticed an “X and her”

Dizzy Birds Because We Can

Grand European Tour

For the last two months we’ve been Catching up with New Orleans, meanwhile, Europe has been catching up with us. Many will remember that during

Riverside Jazz Collective

Catching up with New Orleans, Part 2

Last month we began to explore some of the great records coming out of New Orleans. This month features five more. I could easily have

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Catching up with New Orleans, Part 1

Why, Again, New Orleans? An intriguing question in social history is why creative explosions happen when and where they do. What was it about Switzerland

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Off The Beaten Tracks May 2018

Andy Schumm and his Sink-O-Pators Futuristic Rhythms: Imagining the Later Bix Beiderbecke Rivermont BSW-2244 (2018) www.RivermontRecords.com Andy Schumm has made a name for himself in

The Royal Klobasneks

Off The Beaten Tracks January 2018

For my inaugural column, I’ve decided to begin by showcasing two instrumental recordings that, despite the title of the first album, are suitable listening for

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