December 2017

On The Cover



Tom Ireland’s Clarinet

Among the treasures of the Sedalia Ragtime Archive are sections of G. Thomas Ireland’s old clarinets. Though Sedalia ragtime is usually associated with Scott Joplin,

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Bob Rippey

The Remarkable Rippeys

You may have met Dick Rippey selling CDs at numerous Midwest jazz festivals. Perhaps you own several favorite CDs on the Triangle Jazz label, such

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Randi Cee Christmas
Randi Cee

Oy, Humbug!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you be of good cheer It’s the most wonderful

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fels naptha original
Static From My Attic
Andy Senior

Keeping It Clean(ish)

I am old enough to remember when the prospect of having one’s mouth washed out with soap was a credible threat. Not that such a

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Louis Armstrong Peter Davis
Andy Senior


In the spring of 1973, one could not turn on a radio without the voices of Tony Orlando and Dawn emerging from it, singing “Tie

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Nights at the Turntable

More Albums

Christmas with Champian

Christmas With Champian Fulton

Christmas With Champian is the seventh recording for this accomplished New York City based pianist/vocalist. She is supported by bassist David Williams, drummer Fukushi Tainaka,

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Dave Bennett Blood Moon

Dave Bennett- Blood Moon

Clarinetist Dave Bennett performs on his new CD, Blood Moon, with a small combo. He has a mix of original compositions co-written with record producer

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The Final Chorus

Tim Bell

Tim Bell has Died at 75

TIM BELL, 75, on Oct. 18 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Bell was an in-demand reedman and professor of music at University of Wisconsin-Parkside from 1975 through

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Fats Domino dies at 89

ANTOINE “FATS” DOMINO died on Oct. 24 of natural causes in Harvey, Louisiana, he was 89. Known for his rollicking piano style, he was one

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Table of Contents

Syncopated Times 2017-12 December pg.1

Vol.2, No.12 December 2017

On the Cover

Chuck Redd: A Drummer’s Odyssey, by Lew Shaw


Pizza Parlor Polyphony, by Russ Tarby

The Remarkable Rippeys, by Tom Bartlett

On Programming an Album of Original Swing Music, by Glenn Crytzer

Jazz Camps for Adults, by Banu Gibson


Static from my Attic, by Andy Senior

Jazz Birthday of the Month: Fletcher Henderson, illustration by Gary Price

Jazz Jottings, by Lew Shaw

Blowing off the Dust: Tom Ireland’s Clarinet, by Larry Melton

Profiles in Jazz: Coleman Hawkins, by Scott Yanow

Jazz Travels: Walkin’ in New Orleans, by Bill Hoffman

Festival Roundup, compiled by Andy Senior

Readers’ Correspondence, TST

Final Chorus, compiled by Lew Shaw


Oy, Humbug!, by Randi Cee

The Professor is IN: The Fame and Fortune of Jazz, by Adrian Cunningham

Jazz Toon “New Year’s Eve Celebration”, cartoon by Dean Norman


Nights at the Turntable, CD Reviews by Scott Yanow

CD Reviews #1, #2, #3, #4, by F. Norman Vickers

Concert Review: Ginger Pauley and the Hoosier Daddys– Harvey Barkan


Seagoing Jazz Concert to Aid Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief, by Joel Albert

“Christmas Ball Blues”, by Russ Tarby

Homecoming, by Andy Senior

Seasonal Syncopation, by Russ Tarby

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