The jazzy Milwaukee Film Festival rock doc "It Must Schwing!" is also a joyful, soul-affirming insight into how some of the greatest music of the American musical canon was birthed into the world.
Every December I remember signs appearing in record shops everywhere that said, "Give the Gift of Music." While the formats have changed - and then changed again and are now changing back to records - the suggestion remains a solid one.
A collection of things #WeWant and love this week!
Scents, sports, sculptures, straps and more in this week's edition of OnMilwaukee.com recommends!
You know me well enough by now to know that if there are new Blue Note reissues in the shops, then I'm going to tell you about them. Add to that the fact there are some real treasures here, and some that I suspect are new to CD, it's a gimmie.
Here's a look at the jazz-heavy stack of discs teetering on my desk while I'm at Summerfest...
This edition of Mix Tape is long overdue, I know it. Sorry for the delay, but here's what's spinning...
Here are some of the CDs sitting on Bobby Tanzilo's desk today.
If the music fiend in your life needs a stocking stuff, here are two very different options.
I've fallen slightly behind, but recently checked out the latest batch, which arrived in late September. I was thrilled to find some of my favorites among them.
In her latest effort, Suzanne Vega conjures up an upbeat collection of folk-torch songs to New York City. She plays at The Pabst Theater on Oct. 3.
Heartbeat has two new Studio One CDs out and both are new versions of classic LPs already reissued on CD by Heartbeat in the past. Then there's the amazing new Mingus/Dolphy live set.
On the heels of the long-awaited reissue of recently-departed jazz pianist Andrew Hill's 1966 "Compulsion" by Blue Note comes a batch of Connoisseur Series reissues that includes the session Hill recorded for Blue Note right after.
Here’s part three of a journey through the stack of CDs on my desk. Parts one and two appeared in the Sound Check section in the past week.
Here’s part two of a journey through the stack of CDs on my desk. Part one appeared in the Sound Check section last weekend and there’s more to come, so stay tuned.