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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
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
The following reviews appeared in the February 2019 Nights at the Turntable column Jazz Classic of the Month
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
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
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
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
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
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
DR. MICHAEL WHITE Veteran New Orleans clarinetist Dr. Michael White has exclusively performed traditional jazz throughout his career. Early on he was a member of
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Cheek To Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings 4CD Box Set Two of the most beloved jazz artists of all
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
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.
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
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
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
BRITISH TRAD JAZZ The trad jazz movement in the United Kingdom was a bit of a phenomenon. From the mid-1950s until the rise of the
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.