Tag Archives: jazz.com

Track reviews…A Dizzy Gillespie Dozen (jazz.com)

Jazz.com ran a feature called “The Dozens” which highlighted twelve iconic, influential, or otherwise important tracks by a particular artist (described in more detail here). In 2008 I contributed one on Dizzy Gillespie. The tracks I reviewed were: 1. “Pickin’ the Cabbage,” with the Cab Calloway Orchestra (1940) 2. “Lover Come Back to Me,” with […]

Track reviews…Errol Garner (jazz.com)

[I wrote these track reviews of iconic Errol Garner performances in 2006 for Ted Gioia’s website jazz.com. The jazz.com project featured articles, interviews, an encyclopedia of musicians, and these 100-word track reviews. All of the content is still posted, but the site is not currently being updated.] An early solo recording—from 1945—released on Yesterdays 1944-1949 […]

Track reviews…A Dozen Latin Jazz Classics (jazz.com)

Jazz.com ran a feature called “The Dozens” which highlighted twelve iconic, influential, or otherwise important tracks by a particular artist (described in more detail here). In 2008 I contributed this article on classic latin jazz recordings. The editors ran this note as an introduction: “Pianist Mark Lomanno first traveled to Cuba on a research grant, […]

Biography…Arturo Sandoval (jazz.com)

An important part of the jazz.com site is its encyclopedia of jazz musicians. I wrote this entry for Arturo Sandoval in 2008 (the original post can be found here): In 1982, Dizzy Gillespie hatched a plan to introduce a young discovery of his, Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, to the world. When the two met at […]