• This month’s edition looks at album covers showing teenagers enjoying their music!

  • Musicians and journalists share their lists of favorite jazz albums recorded during the 1960′s with our readers

  • In 1949, this artist coined the phrase “Bop for the People,” which implied a more accessible form of the music. Who is he?

  • A photo gallery of select Van Vechten portraits

     

     

  • Cover Stories with Paul Morris, Volume 6
  • What are 3 or 4 of your favorite jazz albums from the 1960's?
  • Monday Jazz Quiz #32
  • The Photography of Carl Van Vechten
Art

Kansas City Jazz: A Pictorial Tour

  photo Driggs Collection Pla-Mor Ballroom, Kansas City, 1920s _____ “Entrance was under a brilliant electric sign. Once past the door, wall decorations of freehand painting attracted attention. Rich carpet gave an impression of luxuriousness. Up a flight of steps and down a hall past the women’s cloak room the eye followed vivid hunting and […] Continue reading »

dale Literature

Poetry by Susan Dale

Rhythms Of Life

The ferment of storm to seas
The seas’ mad tides
Our savage hearts to spawn
In the wild shoals of swollen rivers
Druid fires – spiraling discs
Raspy winds and blind/blue passions
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gennari Interviews

John Gennari, author of Blowin’ Hot and Cool: Jazz and its Critics

In the illustrious and richly documented history of American jazz, no figure has been more controversial than the jazz critic. Jazz critics can be revered or reviled — often both — but they should not be ignored. And while the tradition of jazz has been covered from seemingly every angle, until now, nobody has ever turned the pen back on itself to chronicle the many writers who have helped define how we listen to and how we understand jazz. In Blowin’ Hot and Cool: Jazz and its Critics, John Gennari provides a definitive history of jazz criticism from the 1920s to the present. […] Continue reading »

pepin Interviews

Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era author Elizabeth Pepin

Billie Holiday singing at the New Orleans Swing Club. Dexter Gordon hanging out at Bop City. Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane all swinging through town for gigs. Sound like a nostalgic snapshot from the New York jazz scene, or perhaps New Orleans? Nope. This particular sentimental journey describes San Francisco’s Fillmore District in its heyday. […] Continue reading »

nancywilson Features

Reminiscing in Tempo: Memories and Opinion/Volume Six: What are the five greatest albums (LP or CD) of all time?

“Reminiscing in Tempo” is part of a continuing effort to provide Jerry Jazz Musician readers with unique forms of “edu-tainment.” As often as possible, we pose one question via e mail to a small number of prominent and diverse people. The question is designed to provoke a lively response that will potentially include the memories and/or opinion of those solicited.

What are the five greatest albums (LP or CD) of all time?

Featuring Ahmad Jamal, Ashley Kahn, John Pizzarelli, John Szwed, Nancy Wilson and others…
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