REVIEW: Louis Armstrong: The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-66 – All About Jazz

May 28, 2021Press Reel, Reviews, Uncategorized

By Skip Heller, All About Jazz Louis Armstrong officially returned to small band leadership May 17, 1947 via a triumphant concert at Town Hall that was less comeback than reaffirmation. It was even the dawn of his second great period, full of recordings that stood tall with his epochal 1920’s output, and the subsequently-assembled Louis … Read More

FEATURE: Catching Up with Samara Joy, and Four Finalists in the 2021 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition – WBGO

May 28, 2021Features, Press Reel

By Keanna Faircloth, WBGO I first met Samara Joy in November 2019, two days before she won the prestigious Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at NJPAC. She walked into the WBGO studio for her interview as a finalist with a very mild, unassuming presence that certainly wouldn’t set off any alarm bells. Read more … Read More