Pee Wee Russell & Coleman Hawkins • Jazz Reunion
Clarinetist Pee Wee Russell (1906-69) and tenor-saxophonist Coleman Hawkins (1904-69), despite being active during the same decades, rarely crossed paths in the studios. On Nov.
Louis Wishes You A Cool Yule
Strange as it seems, Louis Armstrong never recorded a Christmas album. Xmas records have become so common since the 1970s but they were rarer before
Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five • Let it Snow
Christmas songs have always had chord changes that appeal to trad jazz and swing players (probably because many were written prior to 1950) and serve
Benny Goodman Orchestra • In Concert
While Benny Goodman recorded an enormous amount of music in his career, particularly if one includes radio broadcasts, transcriptions and live concerts, it is fairly
June Richmond • Hey Lawdy Mama – Rare Recordings 1938-61
June Richmond (1919-62) is best remembered (if she is remembered at all) for being the first African-American singer to be part of a white big
Al Hirt • Swingin’ Dixie!
JAZZ CLASSIC OF THE MONTH Al Hirt (1922-99) was one of the most popular of all New Orleans trumpeters. Blessed with phenomenal technique, he sometimes