Mr. Friedwald writes about music and popular culture for The New York Sun and…
The film does a better job of telling the story of the Bernsteins than most of the print biographies. Thankfully, the music is omnipresent.
L. Frank Baum gave us not only the first American fairyland, but literally launched the idea of the fantasy franchise — thus meaning that everybody from J.K. Rowling to Walt Disney owes him a major debt.
While I have heard editions of the Django Reinhardt Festival group that played louder, faster, and more aggressively, I don’t think I’ve ever heard better music than that produced by Dorado Schmitt and Family.
Even though Gill is 26, I’ve been hearing her around New York for a few years now, both live and on recordings. She has her debut album out, and also features prominently with The Hot Toddies Jazz Band.
Maybe the lockdown increased everyone’s desire for humor, but the third decade of the current century has brought forth a lot more funniness that is much more diverse and inclusive than what we had come to expect.
For seven years, Steve Miller has hosted blues-centric concerts under the aegis of JALC. This year’s special guest, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, makes the program especially exciting — and exceptionally long.