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Retro Redux: Charlie Ventura – Bop For The People

Was the record-buying public ready for what he was selling? Read More »

Retro Redux: Charlie Byrd’s Inspiration Led The Way

It seemed like a good idea. Turned out it was a great idea. Read More »

Music Review: The Reese Project – Eastern Standard Time

Jazz fans might want to take a closer look at this one. Read More »

Music Review: The Aggregation – Groove’s Mood

We might be in the midst of a big-band jazz revival. Read More »

Music Review: Count Basie Orchestra – Swinging, Singing, Playing

Basie's spirit continues to inspire the musicians in his namesake band. Read More »

Retro Redux: Teddy Wilson – Smoother Than Silk

The consummate pro, he complemented Benny, Billie, and his other musical partners, but he also sparkled as a soloist. Read More »

Music Review: Ramsey Lewis – Songs From The Heart; Ramsey Plays Ramsey

Could another Grammy (to add to all those he already has) be a possibility? Read More »

Music Review: Gerald Wilson Orchestra – Detroit

No rocking chair needed for this legendary jazz musician. Read More »

Music Review: James Moody – Moody 4A

Don't let the album's cryptic title keep you from trying the solid jazz within. Read More »

Retro Redux: Ben Webster – King Of The Tenors?

One of the best of the early jazz saxophonists. Read More »