July 2020



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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Bud Freeman, Marty Marsala (Gottlieb_02951)
Profiles In Jazz

Bud Freeman: Profile in Jazz

The tenor-saxophone took a little while to be accepted in jazz. Unlike the alto-sax and C-melody which were considered lead instruments, the tenor did not

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Noble Sissle
Jazz Birthday

Noble Sissle

Noble Sissle was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 10, 1889. While still a teenager, he toured in vaudeville in the Midwest with a male

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Mad renewal card
Static From My Attic

Interesting Times, 2.0

Each month, it seems, represents a newer normal. Normal wants to update itself relentlessly, much like my Windows operating system—usually at no small inconvenience and

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Jazz Club in a Box
The Professor Is IN

Your Own Jazz Club at Home

Okay folks, we’re hitting three months of lockdown. And it seems like there’ll be no live music for some time now, at least not here

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Eli and the Chocolate Factory with Tamar Korn: Comes Love
Letters to the Editor

Letters • July 2020

A Welcome Perspective To the Editor: Larry Melton’s “Blowing off the Dust” in the June issue was a welcome perspective on the impacts of the

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Richard Simon
Jazz Jottings

Musicians on Their Music

As most of you know, I’ve been writing musician profiles for various publications for the past 35 years. The musicians who were interviewed candidly discussed

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The Syncopated Bookshelf

Companion Recording to The Blackface Minstrel Show in Mass Media

Album Reviews

Further Definitions Benny Carter

Benny Carter • Further Definitions

As an alto-saxophonist, arranger, composer and bandleader, not to mention trumpeter, Benny Carter (1907-2003) recorded many classics during his 70-year career (1927-97). Further Definitions is

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Doctor Michael White live

Dr. Michael White • Live

Of all of the New Orleans players associated with Wynton Marsalis, clarinetist Dr. Michael White has been the most consistently involved in playing traditional New

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The Final Chorus

Table of Contents


Jazz Birthday of the Month: Noble Sissle, illustration by Joe Busam

Static from my Attic, by Andy Senior

Final Chorus, compiled by Joe Bebco

Readers’ Correspondence

Jazz Jottings, by Lew Shaw

The Professor is IN: Your Own Jazz Club at Home, by Adrian Cunningham

What We Don’t Know About Justin Ring, by R.S. Baker

Jazz Travels: Roya Naldi, by Bill Hoffman

Festival Roundup, compiled by Joe Bebco

Frank “Big Boy” Goudie: A Big Life, Part One, by Dave Radlauer

Profiles in Jazz: Bud Freeman, by Scott Yanow

Blowing off the Dust: Brandon Byrne, by Larry Melton


CD Review: The Blue Book of Storyville, reviewed by Joe Bebco

CD Review: Beyond the Maple Leaf, reviewed by Larry Melton

CD Reviews, by Dave Doyle

Nights at the Turntable, CD reviews by Scott Yanow

Book Review: Better Days Will Come Again, reviewed by Dave Radlauer

Bert’s Bits and Beats, CD reviews by Bert Thompson

Book Review: You Gotta See Your Mama Every Night, reviewed by Andy Senior

The Persistence of Minstrelsy in Modern Media, reviews by Joe Bebco

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