ATTRACTING THE LOST GENERATIONS
a wealth of historical material on the internet, there are many
otherwise well-educated people who are unaware of great musicians like
Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. In this Sidetracks commentary,
Thomas Cunniffe urges jazz fans to introduce newcomers to the music
before our legacy vanishes.
DAVE BRUBECK'S "KOTO SONG"
all Dave Brubeck's compositions, none have been as completely
transformed as "Koto Song". Thomas Cunniffe examines Brubeck's 17
recordings of the piece and notes the gradual evolution of this delicate
masterwork. All of the pieces can be heard through two embedded videos
and a Spotify list.
THE GIRL ON THE INTERNET
the summer of 2015, when she uploaded her remarkable scat version of
John Coltrane's "Giant Steps", French jazz vocalist Camille Bertault has
been an internet sensation. In this edition of Sidetracks, Bertault
tells Thomas Cunniffe about the inspiration for that video, and her
unique and varied background. The article includes four embedded videos
(and links to several more) plus a review of Bertault's new CD, "En