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Author Archives: Jack Goodstein

Music Review: Justin Kauflin – ‘Dedication’

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A great musician couldn’t just copy what he heard others doing; great musicians have a voice of their own. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Perfect Game’ a Thriller by Leslie Dana Kirby

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The Perfect Game is not a perfect book, but it is a tale that kept this reader happily turning pages. Read More »

Music Review: ‘The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings’ [40th Anniversary Edition]

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I can’t speak for the vinyl set, but the two-CD album is a joy. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Tragic Voyage of the St. Louis to Flee Nazi Germany – and a Grandson’s Journey of Love and Remembrance’ by Martin Goldsmith

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' Alex’s Wake' is a book with a lesson for today. Read More »

Music Review: Annie Ross Salutes Billie Holiday in ‘To Lady with Love’

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There is a heartfelt emotional honesty in the drama of her vocal stylings that makes up for the vocal limitations of age. Read More »

Music Review: Jazz Pianist Lisa Hilton Takes on The Black Keys and More on ‘HORIZONS’

Photo by: Steven Lippman

Hilton's music, built upon classical and jazz influences, is both sensuously lyrical and improvisationally rich. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Red Cavalry’ by Isaac Babel

Isaac Babel: Frontispiece

Pushkin Press has issued a new edition of 'Red Cavalry,' Isaac Babel's Russian short stories, originally published in 1926 paint a unique picture of time and place. Read More »

Jazz Potpourri: Music from Joe Henderson, The Jiggs Whigham International Trio, Afro Bop Alliance, and More

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Reviewed here are Jazz albums old and new. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Sherlock Holmes, The Missing Years: Japan’ by Vasudev Murthy

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An iconic character like Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes often generates knockoffs—some terrible, some fair. 'The Missing Years' starts with some promise, but ends up more like a fake Rolex. Read More »

Music Review: David Sanborn – ‘Time and the River’

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David Sanborn puts out the kind of music that does perhaps the one thing needful for fine music: it sounds good. Read More »