July 2017

On The Cover



Cootie Williams Artistgaryprice.com
Jazz Birthday
Andy Senior

Cootie Williams

Charles Melvin “Cootie” Williams was born in Mobile, Alabama, on either July 24, 1908 (according to Encyclopedia Britannica) or July 10, 1911 (according to Wikipedia).

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Static From My Attic
Andy Senior

Everything is Contemporary

One of the unforeseen side effects of the internet is that everything is made contemporary. For those seeking to commune with the past, one need

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Anderson Twins
Jazz Jottings
Lew Shaw

Jazz Jottings July 2017

Despite inclement weather, attendance at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was announced as 425,000, the same as 2016, but under the record

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Profiles In Jazz
Scott Yanow

Sidney Bechet: Profiles in Jazz

Sidney Bechet was a unique figure in jazz history. A masterful soprano-saxophonist and clarinetist, he recorded the first significant jazz solos (other than pianists). Bechet,

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John Cieslak
Final Chorus Archive
Lew Shaw

The Final Chorus July 2017

JOHN CIESLAK, 81, from cardiovascular issues on May 19 in Scottsdale, AZ. A multi-instrumentalist, best known as a longtime member of Igor’s Jazz Cowboys. Garbed

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News and More


Norman Vickers

Scott Yanow's Nights at the Turntable

Teddy Grace

Teddy Grace

Few today probably know about Teddy Grace’s excellent recordings of the 1930s even though she was one of the finest jazz and blues singers of

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Bums at Fagans

The Bums At Fagan’s

Trombonist Ralph Grugel was a major force in keeping Dixieland alive and well in the Cleveland area for many years. He led a band that

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