jazz history

Roundup – Jazz Middelheim 2016

The sound of Ornette Coleman kept alive at Jazz Middelheim..“Sound is a form of invisible emotion.’’ Saxophonist Ornette Coleman spoke those words in a 2008 interview. The...

Chuck Israels | 80 years and going strong.

Bassist Chuck Israels celebrates his 80th birthday today. With this in mind, I believe it’s a good moment to take a look at back at the extraordinary career of one of Jazz...

Lost recording’s from Joe Bushkin, Buck Clayton, Milt Hinton & “Papa” Jo Jones

Dot Time Records is announcing its third release of its ‘Legends’ Series, Live at the Embers 1952 The Joe Bushkin Quartet featuring Buck Clayton, Milt Hinton and Jo Jones. One...

Latin Jazz Bassist Honors Tito Puente +

Machito laid the groundwork for Latin jazz, Tito Puente pushed the envelope with passion, and Carlos Henriquez propelled the music into the future. The Music of Puente, Machito...

Wayne Shorter, Living Legend By Scott H. Thompson

Mr. Shorter has a body of unique and definitive compositions, sophisticated in melody and harmony, done in the rhythm of jazz. His music has been the centerpiece of three...

Chuck Israels | Podcast Interview

This is the first in a series of JazzOrato podcasts, meeting the musician behind the music, informative interviews by Nigel J. We hope it becomes a popular platform for the...

The New Orleans Jazz Beat

By: Allen Yhorst Kimble, Jr | Photos courtesy of the Author Recently we were contacted by Allen Kimble from New Orleans. Allen asked if we would be interested in publishing a...