Parker And The Wildest Party In L.A. History: Every Kind Of Blow You Can Imagine

In 1952, Los Angeles would play host to one of jazz genius Charlie Parker‘s wildest exploits. … Read more »

Friedlander’s New Orleans Music Culture

The photographs collected in Lee Friedlander’s “Playing for the Benefit of the Band: New Orleans Music … Read more »

Billy Hart Quartet: Beautifully Crafted

I’ll admit it: this review made me want to take a listen to the Billy Hart … Read more »

Mingus: The Chaos And The Magic

In the latest New York Review of Books, Christopher Carroll writes: ‘Charles Mingus’s audiences never knew … Read more »

Sharon Clark: A Sultry Jazz Singer

Yes, she slows down the tempos of standards — Nat Cole‘s “Tenderly,” in this case — … Read more »