Jazz History Tag Archive

Book Review – The History of European Jazz – (Equinox, 2018)

 The History of European Jazz: the Music, Musicians and Audience in Context, edited by Francesco Martinelli (Equinox, 2018) On a recent visit to Istanbul, in Europe’s most...

Bill Evans | An insight into a Genius.

In October 1966, not long after Eddie Gomez joined the Bill Evans Trio, Evans and Gomez made a brief trip to Scandinavia for a series of concerts before returning back to New York...

Jazz, made in Italy – Anna Harwell Celenza’s superb new book!

Anna Harwell Celenza’s book “Jazz Italian Style” published by CUP (Cambridge University Press) was published earlier this year and I was hooked.  I need to clarify: this is...

Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair, by Nina Simone

Nina Simone is one of the best interpreters in popular music. She wrote over 40 songs, including some of her best such as Mississippi Goddam and Four Women. However throughout her...

Turkish Mambo, by Lennie Tristano

The technique of overdubbing is second nature to recording artists and sound engineers. You record layers of musical performances one after another until you are satisfied that...

Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song

Happy 100th Birthday – The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Roberta Gambarini, and Kenny Washington celebrate Ella Fitzgerald on April 27–29 in Rose...