JazzWax

Marc Myers writes daily on jazz legends and legendary jazz recordings and is a frequent music and arts contributor for the Wall Street Journal.

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Why Jazz Happened

Marc is also the author of “Why Jazz Happened” (University of California Press).

In 2012, JazzWax was named the Jazz Journalists Association’s “Blog of the Year.” – See more.

Recent posts from JazzWax

 

  • September 26, 2020Kim, Jimmy and Arthur
    In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed actress Kim Cattrall for my “House Call” column in the Mansion section (go here). Kim is best known for playing Samantha Jones on TV’s Sex and the C …
  • September 25, 2020Autumn and Miles Ahead + 19
    A month after I moved into my dorm along the Fenway in Boston in September 1974, I took the “T” to Harvard Square in Cambridge. The weather had already begun to turn blustery, as was the case in Bosto …
  • September 24, 2020Thelonious Monk: Palo Alto
    There are no bad recordings of pianist Thelonious Monk together with tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse. Well, maybe two—when they were in a top-notch group assembled in the late 1940s to back a so-so vo …

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