Where “lives” is both noun and verb.  Written by Michael Steinman and Nominated as one of the Best Jazz Blogs of 2009 by the Jazz Journalists Association. Michael Steinman first heard Louis Armstrong on records in the 1950s, a transcendent experience. (He also saw Louis and the All-Stars in 1967.) An unashamed jazz addict, he writes for HOT HOUSE, Cadence and The New York Jazz Record. He has been published in CODA and other jazz periodicals, and was the New York correspondent for The Mississippi Rag. Michael is called upon frequently to write liner notes, which have been an integral part of compact discs on many labels, including Arbors, Nagel-Heyer, Stomp Off, NifNuf, Jazzology, Audiophile, LaLa, Azica, Little Simmy, Amber Lake, and GelberMusic.

 

  • FROM THURSDAY ON (November 23-26, 2017) November 21, 2017
    My cares are over . . . I’ll be at the San Diego Jazz Fest, listening to friends and heroes — a list too long to enumerate here.  Besides I’d leave someone out and create a lifelong wound. What this m …
  • LOUIS GOES WEST: 1946 and 1950 November 20, 2017
    I believe that most people reading these words understand the sustained power of Louis Armstrong through the decades.  (If you think he went into “a deep decline” or “became commercial,” please go awa …
  • “RAGSTRETCH” IS GOOD FOR YOU November 19, 2017
    Sometimes you know how good a band is in the first two choruses.  That happened to me with RAGSTRETCH, whose debut CD I am reviewing belatedly. True, I knew two members of the band through hearing the …
  • HILARY GARDNER and EHUD ASHERIE: “THE LATE SET” November 18, 2017
    This new CD doesn’t have a false note in it, just tremendously satisfying music. I don’t recall the first time I heard Hilary Gardner sing, with or without Ehud Asherie’s accompaniment, but I was smit …
  • MARTY GROSZ’S “BIXIANA”: “I’M LOOKING OVER A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER” (Jazz at Chautauqua, September 2011) November 17, 2017
    Days gone by, but not days beyond recall — afternoons and evenings in September 2011 at the Athenaeum Hotel in Chautauqua, New York — for the late Joe Boughton’s annual jazz weekend.  Because I am fee …