March 14, 2019

SCOTT ROBINSON; TENORMORE Arbors Records Some reviews almost write themselves; this is a prime example. Scott Robinson has produced a CD about his longtime love affair with his 1924 Conn tenor saxophone. Excellent liner notes by longtime jazz author and critic, Doug Ramsey, also make this CD special for me. Robinson assembled an excellent small[…]

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March 14, 2019

KING OF JAZZ A Film of the Paul Whiteman Orchestra—1930 The movie, KING OF JAZZ, featuring Paul Whiteman and his orchestra, was recently shown on Turner Movie Channel. This 1930 movie was groundbreaking in a number of ways. It was one of the first movies to be shown in the newly developing Technicolor. In fact,[…]

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February 27, 2019

Every year, Jazz Pensacola sponsors a Student Jazz Competition, and every year we go through the moves to make it a great success — not only for Jazz Pensacola, but also for the young musicians who are truly reaching the goal of playing jazz in front of an audience. They are playing themselves. Yes, they[…]

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