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Nights at the Turntable June 2019

the following albums were reviewed in Scott Yanow’s Nights at the Turntable column. Click an image to read and share the individual review.

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Nights at the Turntable April 2019

THE RIVERMONT LABEL DIGS DEEP Bryan Wright’s Rivermont label has released many rewarding recordings featuring hot jazz combos, ragtime, and novelty ragtime pianists, bands from

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Nights at the Turntable March 2019

KEN GRAYSON MILLS Ken Grayson Mills (1937-2004) is a name that should be known by anyone interested in New Orleans jazz of the 1960s. He

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Nights at the Turntable January 2019

THE SECOND ACT OF OSCAR “PAPA” CELESTIN Trumpeter Oscar Celestin (1884-1954) was part of the New Orleans jazz scene as early as 1906, leading several

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Nights at the Turntable December 2018

TOMMY DORSEY’S CLAMBAKE SEVEN During the swing era, many of the more jazz-oriented big band leaders enjoyed playing occasional songs with small combos drawn out

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Nights at the Turntable January 2017

DUKE ELLINGTON’S TREASURY SHOWS From Apr. 7, 1945 through Nov. 1945 and again from Apr-Oct. 1946, Duke Ellington and his orchestra appeared on a weekly

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Nights at the Turntable November 2018

TOM HOOK’S UNUSUAL DREAM PROJECT Tom Hook is best known as a fluent and good-humored stride pianist and singer. In his career he was a

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Nights at the Turntable October 2018

DUKE ELLINGTON’S TREASURY SHOWS Duke Ellington and his orchestra were featured on a series of weekly radio programs during 1945-46 that became known as The

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Night at the Turntable September 2018

LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND GENE KRUPA The Dot Time label recently came out with a disc apiece of previously unreleased material by Louis Armstrong and Gene

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Nights at the Turntable

MIKE DANIELS AND STEVE LANE The British trad movement of the 1950s and ’60s found dozens of jazz bands popping up throughout England. The music

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Nights at the Turntable

PAOLO ALDERIGHI AND STEPHANIE TRICK In recent years, the married couple Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi has often performed as a duo on one piano.

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Nights at the Turntable

PRE-BIG BAND BUNNY One of the greatest trumpeters in jazz history and an exciting musical force throughout the 1930s, Bunny Berigan led big bands during

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Nights at the Turntable February 2018

CORRECTION OF AN OVERSIGHT In my review of the Hep CD The Unheard Artie Shaw (which is in the January issue), I neglected to mention

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Nights at the Turntable January 2018

THE LAST OF THE BIG BROADCASTS For 42 years Rich Conaty, who passed away near the end of 2016, delighted in playing rare recordings from

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Nights at the Turntable November 2017

VINTAGE WEST COAST JAZZ The Jazz Oracle label can always be depended upon to reissue and repackage excellent hot jazz from the 1920s. Quite a

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Nights at the Turntable October 2017

THE SALT LAKE CITY 7 It all began back in 2010 when the Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band was organized at Brigham Young University. Trumpeter Austie

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Nights at the Turntable September 2017

MA RAINEY Ma Rainey (1886-1939) has been accurately called the “Mother Of The Blues.” Born before almost all of the other classic blues singers of

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Nights at the Turntable August 2017

SOME “NEW” SATCH Louis Armstrong amassed a large collection of tapes in his lifetime which are now stored at the Louis Armstrong House Museum. While

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Nights at the Turntable July 2017

BUNNY BERIGAN AT HIS BEST Bunny Berigan (1908-42) was one of the greatest trumpeters of all time. Whether hitting high notes or exploring the lower

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Nights at the Turntable June 2017

THREE GREAT CLARINETISTS Three recent releases each feature a clarinetist in a trio or quartet. Taken as a whole, they could make the case that,

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Nights at the Turntable May 2017

JEAN-FRANCOIS BONNEL PLAYS BENNY CARTER Jean-Francois Bonnel is a reed player best known for his decade as one of the solo stars of the Hot

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Nights at the Turntable April 2017

TOM LORD’S JAZZ DISCOGRAPHY Imagine being able to find within seconds all of the information that exists about the music on a particular 78, LP,

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Nights at the Turntable March 2017

LOUIS ARMSTRONG’S DECCA SINGLES 46 years after his death, Louis Armstrong is still the most famous, beloved and influential figure in jazz history. As an

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Nights at the Turntable February 2017

SWING TODAY That New Old Sound by Multiple Artists Guitarist-banjoist Glenn Crytzer had two causes in mind when he organized That New Old Sound. He wanted

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Nights at the Turntable December 2016

MICHAEL GAMBLE AND THE RHYTHM SERENADERS Do you enjoy hot small-group swing? Then Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders’ self-titled CD is definitely for you.

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Nights at the Turntable November 2016

SHUFFLE ALONG PIECED TOGETHER Due to its recent revival and modernization on Broadway, the pioneering Eubie Blake/Noble Sissle Shuffle Along show has been getting a

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Nights at The Turntable October 2016

Catherine Russell It is always a bit bewildering from the math standpoint. Pianist-bandleader Luis Russell recorded in 1926 while his daughter Catherine Russell first emerged

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Nights at the Turntable September 2016

TWO RELEASES FROM KRIS TOKARSKI AND HAL SMITH A superior up-and-coming jazz pianist, Kris Tokarski is developing his own style which includes aspects of Jelly

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Nights at the Turntable August 2016

THE PEARLY GATES MARCHING BAND Dean Norman came up with an unusual but very musical idea for the self-titled CD by The Pearly Gates Marching

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Nights st the Turntable July 2016

THE FAMOUS BLACKBIRD REVUES The recent revival of 1921’s Shuffle Along, the first Broadway show to be written and performed by African-Americans, is a welcome

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Nights at the Turntable June 2016

TWO VERY DISTINCTIVE MUSICIANS One of the main goals of every jazz musician, no matter what their style, is that they develop their own recognizable

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Nights at The Turntable May 2016

These five items appeared in the May 2016 Nights at the Turntable column. Click the image to see an individual, sharable, review of the item.

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