Paul Morris is an avid Portland, Oregon record album collector who, in his words, will “share his enthusiasm for the artists who created album covers in the ‘40′s and ‘50′s.” In addition to being a collector of the art, he is a scholar of it. This humorous edition features a “disturbing” and fascinating trend in 1950′s album art — Records on the Floor! […] Continue reading »
Willard Manus, a Los Angeles playwright who has entered stories in our Short Fiction contest, has had works produced on a variety of iconic entertainers, notably Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Lord Buckley. On August 15, Manus’ new play, Bird Lives! opened at the Chromolume Theater in Culver City. Montae Russell (with countless Hollywood credits, whose most recognizable role being in television’s ER) plays Charlie Parker in a one man performance described by Jay Weston in the Huffington Post as “one of the most powerful, raw, awesome and tragically-moving performances in memory. Oh, my, it really […] Continue reading »
In honor of the late jazz photographer Lee Tanner, Jerry Jazz Musician presents a number of editions of “Master of Jazz Photography,” featuring a work by one of the photographers featured in Tanner’s book The Jazz Image.
This edition: Herb Snitzer […] Continue reading »
This posthumously-awarded Grammy winning musician/composer was the pianist and arranger for the vocal group The Hi-Lo’s in the late 1950′s, and after working with Donald Byrd and Dizzy Gillespie became known for his Latin and bossa nova recordings in the 1960′s. He was also frequently cited by Herbie Hancock as a “major influence.” Who is he?
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Our most recent edition of “Reminiscing in Tempo: Memories and Opinion” asked critics, writers and musicians the question: “What are 3 or 4 of your favorite jazz albums of the 1960′s?” We received responses from some of the profession’s most prominent thinkers, including Gary Giddins, Dan Morgenstern, Michael Cuscuna, John McLaughlin, Terry Teachout, and many others. To read the entire edition, go here.
Meanwhile, we are asking a new question of many of the same people (and others as well). This time, the question is “What are 3 or 4 of your favorite jazz albums of the 1970′s?” Hoping to publish the edition yet this month…Stay tuned. […] Continue reading »