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Music Review: Hank Marvin – ‘Django’s Castle’

Hank Marvin

A compilation of swing jazz numbers from guitarist Hank Marvin displays the intricate detailing of his fretwork and melodic sensibilities. Read More »

Theater/Concert Review (NYC): ‘The Anderson Twins Play the Fabulous Dorseys’


A concept-concert featuring the phenomenally talented Anderson brothers pays tribute to Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey. Read More »

Music Review: Joe Jackson – The Duke

Joe Jackson creates a more than worthy tribute to the music and legacy of Duke Ellington. Read More »

Music Review: Frank Sinatra and Count Basie – The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings

A splendid-sounding reissue combining the two collaborative albums by Sinatra and Basie. Read More »

Music Review: Frank Sinatra – Ring-a-Ding-Ding! [Remastered]

A previously unreleased bonus track and new liner notes make this reissue a winner. Read More »

Music Review: Roy Gaines and his Orchestra – Tuxedo Blues

A swinging blues orchestra delivers under the leadership of guitarist Roy Gaines. Read More »

Music Review: The Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet – The Sound of a Broken Reed

You have only to hear "Four Seasons, Four Saxes, New Four-Casts" to know you are listening to the work of a deeply talented composer. Read More »

Retro Redux: Ivie And The Duke Hit The Road

The Duke was known to pay more attention to the instrumentation than to the vocalists, but she was an exception. Read More »