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Music Review: Miles Davis – ‘Chronicles: The Complete Prestige Recordings 1951 – 1956′ [Box Set]

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'Chronicles' is an eight-CD Miles Davis set which represents his work with the Prestige label, during which the man with the horn came into his own. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker’ by Gary Giddins

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Celebrating Bird is one of the best books about a jazz musician I have ever read. Read More »

Music Review: Dizzy Gillespie – ‘Dizzy’s Big 4′ [Expanded & Remastered]

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Even approaching 60, Dizzy Gillespie shows he hasn't lost the touch. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker’ by Chuck Haddix

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Filled with illuminating anecdotes from the people who knew the man, who saw at his best, who saw him at his worst. Read More »

Music Review: Sandra Marlowe – True Blue

The debut album from the West Coast jazz singer is a set that emphasizes the singer's versatility as she works her magic with a lyric. Read More »

Music Review: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Charles Mingus – The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall

Not the complete concert, and a cheat to boot with overdubbed bass. Read More »

Music Review: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Charles Mingus – The Quintet: Jazz At Massey Hall

Five jazz titans performed together in a half empty hall back in 1953. The result was one of the legendary jazz concerts of all time. Read More »

Music Review: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Charles Mingus – The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall [Remastered]

If this isn't classic be-bop at its greatest, I'm not sure how it could get much better. Read More »

Music DVD Review: Masters Of American Music

An excellent five-DVD overview of the history of jazz. Read More »

Music DVD Review: Masters of American Music [5-DVD Box Set]

A budget-priced collection of informative, well-produced jazz documentaries. Read More »