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June 22, 2008

 

Jazz Quotes: Allen Lowe

Devilin Tune volume 4Jazz writer and musician Allen Lowe has put together a terrific series of 9-CD sets documenting jazz from 1895 to 1950 called That Devilin’ Tune, which includes his book of the same name. I’ve posted about these sets before, particularly Volume 4, which covers the 1945-1950 period…

December 31, 2007

 

Favorite Reissues and Historical Releases of 2007

2007 calendarTake with the usual grain/caveat of subjectivity–that said, here are some titles from a year-for-the-ear in review…

July 30, 2007

 

That Devilin’ Tune Pt. 2

Compilations are usually anathema to jazz aficionados, but Allen Lowe's Devilin' Tune project offers a highly compelling tour of music history.

July 7, 2007

 

That Devilin’ Tune Pt. 1

That Devilin' Tune 3A few years ago writer Joe Milazzo hipped me to a sort of underground jazz history–That Devilin’ Tune, written by musician Allen Lowe. An impassioned, non-canonical, and smartly written work, it makes the case for many musicians who’ve been left by the wayside on the lost highway of American music. So many jazz histories telescope…

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