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The website has now entered its seventeenth year.
The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide to Jazz by Loren Schoenberg features this website (p. 258). Thank you, Loren! It gets a nice plug in the IAJRC Journal (Fall 2002, p.10). Thanks also to the kind folks at The McKinley Group, The Jazz Fan Attic, All About Jazz (6/21/98), and Links2Go for honoring this site over the years.
My book Rat Race Blues: The Musical Life of Gigi Gryce, written with Noal Cohen received the 2003 Award for Excellence from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. I’d love to hear your comments if you have read the book.
In mid-September 2002 I did an interview broadcast on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered that can be heard here.
If you have an interest in developing an event related to Gigi Gryce - interview, lecture, booksigning, performance, radio or television spot - please let me know. We have had great experiences working with organizations, musicians, and venues to spread the word about Gryce’s music. Check here for the list of activities.
A repository for many great things musical and extra-musical wherein can be found:
Most of my discographies have moved and are now hosted at the site www.JazzDiscography.com
Exceptions are listed below.
James Carter | Perry Robinson
Record Label Listings
The index of labels is found here.
Other works in jazz research
Chronology of Art Blakey (and the Jazz Messengers)
- The most detailed information on who played in the band when with whom (with historical annotations from interviews over the years). Contributions welcome.
Jazz Interpretations Of Musical And Film Scores
Jazz Magazine Annotated Index
- This late 1970s periodical featured some major figures in jazz writing such as Bob Blumenthal, Stanley Dance, Ira Gitler, Sy Johnson, George Kanzler, Peter Keepnews, Dan Morgenstern, Tom Piazza, Arnold Jay Smith, Terry Teachout. Now with cover scans!
- An article detailing the history of jazz discography
Jazz Musician Biographies
Jazz Musician Pseudonyms
- Contractual reasons? Just plain fun? Sometimes players appear on recordings under assumed names. Here’s the lowdown on who that really is.
Muslim Names In Jazz
- Whether used for a long career or just in the short term, this equivalency table tries to include all relevant listings.
Notes From My 1998 Presentation At Rutgers Institute Of Jazz Studies: “Jazz On The Internet”
Lenox School of Jazz
- Where were Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Jimmy Giuffre, Gunther Schuller, Jim Hall, John Lewis, Max Roach, George Russell, Bob Brookmeyer, Kenny Dorham, Bill Evans, Herb Pomeroy, David Baker, Perry Robinson, Marshall Stearns, Ran Blake, Bill Russo, John Eckert, Steve Kuhn, Gary McFarland and Attila Zoller (among others) in the summer of 1959? The answer to this question as well as many other fascinating facts may be found herein.
Other real interesting stuff can be found at these sites.
Who is Michael Fitzgerald?
Comments, questions, feedback via e-mail to mike at jazzdiscography.com - If you have something to say, please email me (and use an appropriate subject line).
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