There was a time when hundreds of big bands roamed the land. Some enjoyed long-time residencies at hotels while others performed at an endless string
These reviews ran together in the Nights at the Turntable column in our print edition.
the following albums were reviewed in Scott Yanow’s Nights at the Turntable column. Click an image to read and share the individual review.
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
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
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
In every issue of The Syncopated Times, this monthly column features reviews of CDs by classic jazz, 1920s and ‘30s, New Orleans Jazz, Swing and
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
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.
The albums that appeared in Scott Yanow’s April 2016 review column.
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