Mick Carlon

Mick’s Contributions


10/04/13    In Profile with Mick Carlon

Paul Carlon: One Busy (and swinging) Musician

A saxophonist's new album imagines Strayhorn as Cuban


09/07/13    In Profile with Mick Carlon

Jerry Pashin: A Talk With ‘The Legend’

Jersey Shore jazzman


04/09/13    In Profile with Mick Carlon

Jazz Warmth—It’s Real

The kindness of Marian McPartland and Jackie McLean went a long way


12/10/12    In Profile with Mick Carlon

San Antonio’s Jim Cullum Jazz Band

Crisp, swinging, and soulful

07/14/12    In Profile with Mick Carlon

George A. Santino: A Seattle Crooner

Mick Carlon on the singer raised in Philadelphia and employed for 20 years at Microsoft


06/14/12    In Profile with Mick Carlon

Off the Beaten Track: Rediscovering a Couple of Little Known Gems

Edmond Hall's 'Profoundly Blue' and John Lewis/Sacha Distel's 'Afternoon in Paris'


05/26/12    In Profile with Mick Carlon

Poem for Billy Higgins

I saw Billy Higgins Once On a warm October Greenwich Village Night. He was surrounded by Friends At an outdoor Cafe. Holy moley, I thought, That's Billy Higgins! Naturally, He was Smiling.


03/12/12    News

Remembering Trumpeter Lou Colombo

A Cape Cod treasure is recalled

09/07/11    In Profile with Mick Carlon

New Black Eagle Jazz Band: 40 Years of Jazz

Mick Carlon on the noted traditional jazz band based in New England

06/25/11    In Profile with Mick Carlon

Dave McKenna: The Big Man and his Big Fan

Mick Carlon explains his admiration for the late jazz pianist, Dave McKenna


06/15/11    In Profile with Mick Carlon

In Its Own Time: Remembering the Miles Davis Quintet of 1955-1956

Mick Carlon revisits the legacy of the trumpeter’s influential group with John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones


06/04/11    In Profile with Mick Carlon

Lady Day and her Pres: A Sublime Pairing

Mick Carlon on the unique contributions of Billie Holiday and Lester Young


05/25/11    In Profile with Mick Carlon

Benny Carter: Ah, April in Paris

Mick Carlon recalls his brush with the greatness of saxophonist, composer and arranger Benny Carter


05/16/11    In Profile with Mick Carlon

The Everlasting Duke Ellington

Mick Carlon on Never No Lament – a collection of Ellington material featuring Ben Webster and Jimmie Blanton from 1940-1942


05/04/11    In Profile with Mick Carlon

Ruby Braff: The Beauty in Music

Mick Carlon reminisces about the late trumpeter Ruby Braff


04/15/11    In Profile with Mick Carlon

Jack Bradley: Spreading the Gospel

Mick Carlon profiles long-time jazz photographer and road manager Jack Bradley

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About Mick Carlon


Mick’s novels, "Riding on Duke’s Train" and "Travels With Louis" (Leapfrog Press), are being adopted by more and more schools across the country. His newest novel, "Girl Singer," will be published in November 2015. Mick lives on Cape Cod with his wife, Lisa, and their daughters, Hannah and Sarah.

Mick Carlon joined the JazzTimes community on Apr 13, 2011