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Dinah, Keep Blowing Your Horn

Last fall I wrote an essay for The Syncopated Times titled, “Reconsidering “Dixieland Jazz”, How The Name Has Harmed The Music”. It encouraged the remaining

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Andy Schumm & Jenny

The New Saturday Night

There is this old joke about two musicians catching up on the latest news, and the conversation goes something like this: Musician One: Did you

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Doug Benson

Doug Benson on the Record

Doug Benson’s work on King Oliver and Wolverines material quickly became benchmarks for what proper audio restoration could reveal. Since those discs in 2007 and

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Jazz and Copyright Law

If you can imagine turning on the radio and hearing a song you wrote credited to someone else, you’re probably a believer in the concept

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YouTube for Jazz Lovers

In a recent review of the Suncoast JazzFest I noted how much I enjoyed Jason Marsalis covering the Benny Goodman Quartet’s version of “Moonglow”. You

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Art-Tatum

Influence and Art Tatum

Discerning influences – why musicians sing or play or write the way they do – can be as straightforward as recognizing a stolen/borrowed lick or

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Herbert L Clarke

Digging into the Cornet

While listening to cornetist Nat Adderley light it up during a recent listening session, I thought “Why does he play this aggressive style on cornet

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Jim Cullum, Jr. Remembered

Good friend, wise mentor, engaged and storied musicianer, active community leader, strong role model, curator and caretaker of jazz, spirited character: Jim Cullum. This is

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