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Marc Myers writes daily on jazz legends and legendary jazz recordings. He..
JazzWax by Marc Myers - 2d ago
In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed director Autumn de Wilde for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go ..read more
JazzWax by Marc Myers - 3d ago
For some strange reason yesterday, I had a craving for guitarist René Thomas. I love the way he swings unevenly and the hip quality of ..read more
JazzWax by Marc Myers - 4d ago
The jazz trumpet dates back to Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke. The saxophone can be traced to Sidney Bechet and Frankie Trumbauer ..read more
JazzWax by Marc Myers - 5d ago
Like Mildred Bailey, Ivie Anderson was an early female vocalist who pioneered the jazz idiom in dance bands. She joined Duke Ellington' ..read more
JazzWax by Marc Myers - 6d ago
In the 1930s, as the country struggled through the Depression, households buckled under the strain of poverty and fear of darkening ..read more
JazzWax by Marc Myers - 1w ago
Today in the U.S. is a national holiday honoring Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Originally conceived in the 1880s to ..read more
JazzWax by Marc Myers - 1w ago
This week in The Wall Street Journal, my "Anatomy of a Song" column for the arts section was on Huey Lewis and the News's The Power of ..read more
JazzWax by Marc Myers - 1w ago
It's kickback Friday, when my thoughts turn from music to cars and racing. The 2019 film, Ford v. Ferrari, details the 1966 24 Hours of ..read more
JazzWax by Marc Myers - 1w ago
If you're not smiling broadly as Tony Bennett sings in a video, something is off. In addition to being a terrific pop and jazz singer ( ..read more
JazzWax by Marc Myers - 1w ago
Stanley Turrentine was a more sizable force on the tenor saxophone than many jazz historians have acknowledged. His tone on the ..read more

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