Tag Archives: Jazz

Music Genres

I’ve always had a bit of a problem separating things like music by genres. In a recent piece I wrote, I made the statement, “I tend to think of all worthwhile American music as being a type of blues.”* I knew when I typed it that the statement would bother some people. People have a […]

Ella Gives Us a Swinging Christmas

There is a correct answer to the question, “What’s the best Christmas album.”  The answer is Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas by Ella Fitzgerald.  It is a truly great album.  Not just a great holiday album, but a great album.  It sounds as good in July as it does in December.  It’s basically perfect. […]