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Commentary 12.19.19

2020 IS THE CHARLIE PARKER CENTENNIAL There are already quite a number of musical projects commemorating the fact that 2020 is the centennial year of the birth of CHARLIE PARKER (who was born on August 29, 1920 in Kansas City, Kansas). One particular recording project by Bobby Watson, Vincent Herring, and Gary Bartz (“Bird at […]

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Commentary 12.25.17

Jazz Artistry Now is happy to announce and pleased to introduce readers to our review staff of Jazz Journalists. JAZZ JOURNALISTS Scott Yanow has written 11 books on jazz, over 800 liner notes, and more than 20,000 recording reviews through the years. His writing has graced virtually all of the top jazz magazines and he […]

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Top Jazz of 2017

Jazz Artistry Now – 2017 marks the 16th year I have submitted a “Top Jazz” recordings list for consideration. PARAMETERS This is the same list submitted to the Jazz Journalists Association and posted to my long-time “Musings In Cb” blog as well. The list contains links to the recordings. Readers are encouraged to listen and […]

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Review: Bobby Watson, MADE IN AMERICA

Artist: Bobby WAtson Album: Made in america © Copyright 2017 – Bobby Watson Smoke Sessions Records – 2017 Reviewed By Scott Yanow Jazz Artistry Now – Altoist Bobby Watson will probably always be best known for his association with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (1977-81) but he has had a long and wide-ranging career. While he […]

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Preview: “Made in America” by Bobby Watson

Bobby Watson | Label: Smoke Sessions Records – – – Jazz Artistry Now – We are pleased to have the honor of reviewing the latest recording by Bobby Watson. Made in America, his debut recording for Smoke Sessions Records calls attention to black pioneers in a diversity of disciplines and fields. Learn about each subject by clicking the names in the track titles below. […]