February 2016

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Features

Columns

James P Johnson
Jazz Birthday
Gary Price

James P. Johnson

This month we salute composer, teacher, arranger, and master of stride piano James Price Johnson, born February 1, 1894 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Johnson

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New Wonders Gotham Jazz Fest April 8 Neal Siegal
Static From My Attic
Andy Senior

This was the Dream

It was a dream: my wife and I were in a large old auditorium which, instead of theater seating, had a polished hardwood dance floor.

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Pokey LaFarge and Chloe Feoranzo
Jazz Jottings
Lew Shaw

Jazz Jottings February 2016

Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on television, Butch Miles recalled “it was hard to believe but I marched in the Macy’s parade with the Charleston

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News and More

Hot Club of Tucson

The Hot Club of Tucson

The Hot Club of Tucson is attracting a growing fan base down in Old Pueblo, This swinging trio that plays in the style of Django

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Chris Tyle

Chris Tyle Retiring Due to Health

Christopher Tyle revealed in a Facebook posting of his decision to retire from the music business, saying, “I have a progressive, genetic disorder called ‘hereditary

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Andy Senior Publisher

Publisher’s Coda

Putting together the paper you hold in your hand was no doubt the hardest work I’ve ever done in my life. Added to that, it

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Don and Cathie Jones

Changing of the Guard

It was roughly 27 years ago that I received a letter from Woody Laughnan welcoming me as a subscriber and the Arizona correspondent of his

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Dog Radio Pipe

Whatever Became of Nostalgia?

As I rocket headlong through my fifties—fifty being an age when one supposedly begins to get all misty-eyed over the lyrics of “September Song”—I find

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Reviews

Albums

Molly Ryan Lets Fly Away

Molly Ryan: Let’s Fly Away

Molly Ryan’s musical travelogue Let’s Fly Away is a jewel. The individual selections on the CD, all quite excellent, describe a dramatic trajectory within the

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The Syncopated Bookshelf

The Final Chorus

Table of Contents

Columns

Jazz Birthday of the Month: James P. Johnson, by Gary Price 
Static from my Attic, by Andy Senior 

Jazz Jottings, by Lew Shaw 

Hot Jazz Breaks/Trading Fours, by Russ Tarby

Festival Roundup, by Russ Tarby 

Final Chorus, by compiled by Lew Shaw 

Reviews

Molly Ryan, review by Andy Senior

Allred and Bertini, review by Russ Tarby

Coots, Reiss, and Holland, review by Lew Shaw 

New Bio Focuses on Billie Holiday’s Music, review by Russ Tarby

Jazz Tales from Jazz Legends, review by Russ Tarby 

Jimmy Van Heusen, review by F. Norman Vickers 

News/Other

Bria Skonberg: Jazz and Social Conscience

GoFundMe Campaign Benefits Musicians’ Families

Why “The Syncopated Times”?, by Andy Senior

Changing of the Guard, by Lew Shaw

Big Bands Boosted in New England, by Russ Tarby 

Chris Tyle Retiring Due to Health, Lew Shaw

Essay

Whatever Became of Nostalgia?, by Andy Senior

“We’re Burning Daylight Here!”, by Andy Senior

The Nineteen-Twenties Seen as an Entertic Disease of Trilobites (poem), by Andy Senior

Publisher’s Coda, by Andy Senior

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