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

 

  • October 27, 2021Video: Herbie Hancock in 1972
    A year and a half before keyboardist Herbie Hancock recorded his seminal Headhunters album in the fall of 1973, he was in Paris performing with his Mwandishi Sextet. Mwandishi is Swahili for composer …
  • October 26, 2021The Early Autumn Story and 10 Faves
    In 1946, at the height of Stravinsky’s and modern classical’s influence on big band jazz, arranger Ralph Burns brought a three-part suite to bandleader Woody Herman called Summer Sequence, Parts 1-3. …
  • October 25, 2021Colorized Video: Mingus and Dolphy
    In April 1964, bassist Charles Mingus was on tour in Li├Ęge, Belgium, and recorded for the Belgian TV show, Jazz Pour Tous. This 30-minute broadcast was recently colorized using Deoldify. The songs per …

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