July 2022

On the Cover



Ain't Cha Got Music?

Ain’t Cha Got Letters?

Jeff Barnhart: Hal, last month I mentioned we’d continue with an exploration of the seminal early jazz classic, “Copenhagen.” Let’s postpone that for a month

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The Yankee Silversmith Inn in an undated postcard view.
My Inspirations

The Yankee Silversmith Inn

In April, I described from whence came my fascination with silent film comedy and introduced to my column Jan Fitzgerald, a woman who would continue

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Omer Simeon by Joe Busam
Jazz Birthday

Omer Simeon

Omer Simeon was born July 21, 1902, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Though born in the Crescent City, Simeon ironically did not start to play clarinet

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Recording Pioneers

New York City Trip Wrap-Up

Even with all the adventures I had in NYC, as described in the previous three articles, there are still a few things I have not

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Blowing Off The Dust

Show Business Neighbors

When Joe Bebco forwarded an inquiry about Max Morath from Anne Phillips recently, I anxiously responded. Anne and her husband, bassist Bill Phillips, were neighbors

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Quarter Notes

Hot Jazz in the Hot (but Dry) Desert

Starting the summer back in Arizona, the May meeting of the Arizona Classic Jazz Society in Chandler, Arizona, featured Cheryl Thurston’s annual birthday party celebration

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Randi Cee

What’s in a Name?

In general, artistic “titles” such as actor, dancer, painter, potter can have a set of preconceived notions or stereotypes that go along with them. I

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Jazz Jottings

Jazz Jottings July 2022

Pat Yankee, who passed away in late May at age 94, loved an audience, whether it was singing with her own band or for Turk

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Andy Senior and Russ Tarby
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor, July 2022

Congratulations! To the Editor: Congratulations on your Jazz Hero award, well-deserved. Keep up the good work and keep swinging. Nancy Wyndham Mendenhall PA To the

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Ragtime Vignettes 

Fig Leaf Rag

Scott Joplin’s ornate and harmonious Fig Leaf Rag is probably his most difficult piece to play. The B and C sections—with their right hand thirds

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Nights at the Turntable

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Table of Contents

Vol.7, No.7 July 2022


The New York Classic Seven Make Swiss Time, by Brian R. Sheridan

Diana Does Billie: Lady Sings the Blues at 50, by Steve Provizer

Unearthing and Restoring One Step to Chicago, by Bryan Wright

Remembering Burt Bales 1916-1989, by Hal Smith


New Orleans Music Observed, book reviewed by Scott Yanow

Nights at the Turntable, CD reviews by Scott Yanow

Life Through the Eyes of a Jazz Journalist, book review by Joe Bebco

Doyle’s Discs, CD reviews by Dave Doyle

Red Beans ’n’ Rice, CD Review by Bert Thompson

Bix “Ain’t None of Them Play Like Him Yet”, DVD review by Scott Yanow

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