This recording displays a mastery of the techniques of the jazz vocal group genre.
In the end, The Trial of the Chicago 7 strikes a reasonable balance between historical document and cinematic art.
Throughout much of his career, Louis Armstrong negotiated a balance between being a “popular” artist and a jazz artist.
In no way was the recognition that Ira Sullivan received commensurate with his skill.
Of all the musicians who were harbingers of change, none has had the long-term influence on young musicians that John Coltrane has had.
There’s a larger story to tell about black composers and musicians breaking into the film and TV business, but its only lightly touched on here.
Will attendees of Jurassic Quest “have a dino-mite time!”? Who knows? But the event will look mighty attractive to parents who havee been stuck in the house with kids who are driving them to distraction.
Arts Fuse jazz critics offer their favorite performances from the Bird.
A cautionary list of cliches, accumulated during a lifetime’s observation, for the next generation of jazz critics — and readers of same.
This is not a music documentary, it’s a kind of jaunty-artsy immersion in and around the Newport Jazz festival, including scenes of the host city Newport, the America’s Cup race, festival goers, kids in playgrounds, etc.