Albums and Books Reviewed in our August Issue

This is the final Where to Buy It Column. As of this month, all of our full reviews, including for the below items, and everything else from the print paper is online. You can see them under Reviews on the menu bar. Our recommendations about where to find the items are now included within the reviews themselves.

Here are links to albums and books reviewed in our August issue so you can purchase them knowing the artists and authors will receive as much as possible.

Hot Jazz Jubile

Off The Beaten Tracks- Reviews By Joe Bebco

European Tour

From Tours, France- The Swing ShoutersFrom Berlin, Germany- The Dizzy Birds Featuring Meschiya LakeFromVilnius, Lithuania – The Rhythm JunkiesFrom Gothenburg, Sweden- Gentlemen & GangstersFrom Montpellier, France- The Rhythm GamblersAnd one more from New Orleans, Louisiana. We reviewed it online here

Nights at the Turntable- Reviews By Scott Yanow

Bunk Johnson: Rare and Unissued Masters Volume One 1943-1945 (American Music AMCD-140, 18 selections, TT= 56:59)

UpBeat Records

CD available from Jazzology

A double colored vinyl LP of this release was part of this years record store day,( we had a story about it here,) the LP can still be found at The Louisiana Music Factory, or possibly your local record store.

Cover_Jazz Greats_200pix Neville Dickie Salutes the Piano Greats (Self Released, 20 selections, TT 69:37)

CD Available from



Dennis Lichtman- Just Cross The River will be available on CD or Download on August 3rdLeyland and Coloma- Telling Our Stories (Swing Alley SA 034, 14 selections, TT 63:34)Telling Our Stories

CD available from Fresh Sound Records.

Download available from Amazon and elsewhere.

Marty Elkins - Fat Daddy (2018) Hi-ResMarty Elkins- Fat Daddy (Nagel-Heyer 124, 14 selections, TT = 55:22)

CD from

Download here.

Jazz Classic of the Month:


Image result for art tatum piano starts hereArt Tatum- Piano Starts Here (Legacy/Columbia CK 64690, 13 selections, TT 36:16)




Freedom’s Dance
Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs in New Orleans
photographs by Eric Waters
narrative by Karen Celestan
248 pages / 10.00 x 9.50 inches / 143 color photos, 30 b&w photos, 6 line drawings

Hardcover / 9780807168837 / February 2018 / LSU Press

Buy direct from LSU Press

Read our review here

World on a String: A Musical Memoir by John Pizzarelli, Joseph Cosgriff Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (October 1, 2012)

Available new or used from many online booksellers.







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