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Jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli happy to be link in the musical chain

It says a great deal that John Pizzarelli needs to clarify something before answering the seemingly simple question of what Calgary audiences can expect from his Wednesday night Jack Singer Concert Hall Show. 816 more words


Why Are Songs About Spring So Sad?

Today is the first day of spring, a wonderful day of new life and new growth. So, I thought what could be better than to celebrate this day of new life and new growth than to find some songs about spring. 458 more words

Great American Songbook

Bookminded Recommends: Harry Connick Jr.

The first time I was introduced to Harry Connick Jr., I was a teenager. My friend S. had cassette tapes of the albums 20 (1987), the… 503 more words



Beside the lengthy “Afro Suite” on side 1, there is this wonderful version of “TIN TIN DEO” on the pictured LP.

If Dizzy, or anyone else had known what had happened the night before, in Pannonica de Koenigswarter’s apartment, on March 12, 1955, that Charlie Parker had left this planet for good, their program would have looked differently. 170 more words

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I’m Always Looking For More American Standards Covers Like Annie Lennox’s New Album Nostalgia

I’m always trying to keep my eyes peeled for artists doing covers of American standards like from the Great American Songbook, they’re my absolute favorite! I just loved Annie Lennox’s latest standards album Nostalgia which led me to discover this phenomenal singer Delilah. 152 more words


Harold Arlen's music featured tonight on The Jonathan Channel

If you like the Great American Songbook, then you will want to catch tonight’s four-hour tribute to Harold Arlen, the composer behind 14 Broadway musicals and such songs as “Over the Rainbow,” “The Man Who Got Away,” and “Stormy Weather.” 208 more words


On Those Old Familar Songs....

Michael Feinstein is one of our modern day treasures. Singer, pianist, and music revivalist, he is also an interpreter of, and an anthropologist and archivist for, the repertoire known as the Great American Songbook. 137 more words