Teaching Satchmo & Duke to 7th Graders

…gather fans. (Quincy Jones keeps working to get jazz into more schools.) For years I’ve known a teacher, Mick Carlon, at the Barnstable Intermediate School (sixth and seventh grades) in……Read More

Mike Stern: New Label, New CD in 2004

…appearance from Béla Fleck, who adds his banjo to the CD’s title track. Stern, a former student under both Pat Metheny and Mick Goodrick, has brought his virtuoso experimental guitar……Read More

Where Are the Female Jazz Critics?

Where Are the Female Jazz Critics?

…seems as surprised as anyone when she compares CCR’s John Fogerty favorably to both Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger. “Jagger’s male power trip is alienating,” she writes, “and the fact……Read More

JT Notes: Bang the Drum Smartly

JT Notes: Bang the Drum Smartly

…an ensemble’s sound. And there’s more for Stateside readers. This issue also includes our annual Jazz Education Guide—which, with in-depth features on Geri Allen and Mick Goodrick and a terrific……Read More

Ian Shaw: The Theory of Joy

…pianist Barry Green, bassist Mick Hutton and drummer Dave Ohm. As always, the chameleonic Shaw is enthralling. The playlist brilliantly jumbles the old (revisiting “Small Day Tomorrow” and the title……Read More

Mike Holober & the Gotham Jazz Orchestra: Quake

…Pietro blazes into a fiery alto peroration. At nine minutes, this meditation is a full four minutes shorter than the exploration of the Keith Richards-Mick Jagger line, featuring a relatively……Read More

Greg Hopkins Quintet: Quintology

Greg Hopkins, out of Boston, taps two vastly underrated players on Quintology (Summit): tenor saxophonist Bill Pierce and guitarist Mick Goodrick. (Bassist Jim Stinnett and drummer Gary Chaffee complete the……Read More

Jon Irabagon’s Outright!: Unhinged

…out in 2009 and featured one long track of Irabagon and drummer Mike Pride riding free. For the new installment, the duo invited avant-garde metal guitarist Mick Barr to join……Read More

Industry Survey

Industry Survey

…hype-it’s the rare CD with all killer, no filler. The most delightful charted song in smooth jazz this year came from old friend Mick Hucknall-from Simply Red. His “Sunrise” single-a……Read More

King Ernest Baker: King of Hearts

…like the Otis Redding-styled ballad “Better Days,” penned by Mick Jagger and Jimmy Rip. His reading of Charlie Musselwhite’s “Long As I Have You” recalls vintage Bobby Blue Bland while……Read More