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

 

  • Grateful Dead and Jon Hendricks September 23, 2017
    Perhaps the most mind-blowing revelation from my interview with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead last week (go here) was the role Jon Hendricks played in Truckin’. For my “Anatomy of a Song” column in Th …
  • Rahsaan Roland Kirk: 1975 September 22, 2017
    Let’s end the week with a video clip of Rahsaan Roland Kirk playing my favorite Kirk composition, Bright Moments, at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland on July 18, 1975, courtesy of Bret Primac …
  • Pete Turner (1934-2017) September 21, 2017
    Pete Turner, a commercial photographer whose richly saturated color images graced the covers of hundreds of jazz albums, many of which were produced by Creed Taylor at ABC-Paramount, Impulse, Verve, A …

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