December 2021

On the Cover

Features

Columns

More-a the Flora (Part 1)
My Inspirations
Jeff Barnhart

More-a the Flora (Part 1)

“Jeff, I’ve got a gig for you this Labor Day,” whined my friend Stu Ingersoll in his ponderous yet always welcome voice. “Terrific, Stu!” In

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Seems Like Old Times…
Quarter Notes
Shelly Gallichio

Seems Like Old Times…

Lovely weather and lots of music greeted us in New Orleans for what is often considered the “wedding” month. Many postponed nuptials and their attendants

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The Busking Experiment
The Professor Is IN
Adrian Cunningham

The Busking Experiment

Recently I read about a social experiment performed a decade ago involving world-renowned classical violinist Joshua Bell. (I know, I’m a little late to the

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Paul Orsi
Ragtime Vignettes 
Brandon Byrne

Paul Orsi: The Early Years

Paul Orsi is a very entertaining musician. His sheet music folio Paul Orsi: the Early Years contains six delightful pieces. The simple Sunrise Rag is

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Irving Fazola
Jazz Birthday
Andy Senior

Irving Fazola

Irving Henry Prestopnik (Irving Fazola) was born in New Orleans on December 10, 1912. He started on piano, but as he switched to reed instruments—first

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On the Highwire
Static From My Attic
Andy Senior

On the Highwire

I’ve never considered myself one for taking risks. I was always that kid whose knees buckled at the notion of climbing to the highest diving

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Reviews

Nights at the Turntable

Off the Beaten Tracks

Dave Doyle

News

The Final Chorus

Table of Contents

December 2021

Vol.6, No.12 December 2021

Features

Searching for Donald Ashwander: A Tribute, by Matthew de Lacey Davidson

Mosaic on the Move, by B.A. Nilsson

Bertha Gonsoulin: Sidewoman and Sidenote, by Dave Doyle

“One-Leg” Willie Joseph: Black Piano’s Missing Link, by Con Chapman

New Black Eagle Jazz Band: Sunnyvale CA 1984, by Radlauer & Thompson

Ain’t Cha Got Music: Benny Strickler, by Jeff Barnhart & Hal Smith

 

    
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