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

 

  • Donald Fagen & the Nightflyers July 27, 2017
    Donald Fagen loves jazz. Since 1972, his songs co-written with Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker have been laced with jazz instrumentals and chord voicings. The same goes for Donald’s four solo albu …
  • Bobby Hutcherson: The Kicker July 26, 2017
    It’s unclear why Bobby Hutcherson’s The Kicker wasn’t released by Blue Note until 1999, despite being recorded in 1963. As far as I can tell, the album is flawless. It swings, it’s engaging, the music …
  • Ethel Ennis Sings for Losers July 25, 2017
    When the 10-inch pop album expanded to 12 inches in the mid-1950s, the glory days of the vocalist began and lasted until roughly 1965. There were the A-list recording artists such as Nat King Cole, Fr …

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