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