The Great, Late Show with Dakota Staton article @ All About Jazz

She seemed to come out of nowhere. In 1957, suddenly Dakota Staton’s Late, Late Show album was even being played on the pop radio stations, as well as on the jazz stations. But she was clearly a jazz singer out of the Dinah Washington school. She had that natural swing built right into her voice, … Read more

Just Plain Trane article @ All About Jazz

By Rob Mariani April 10, 2022 Sign in to view read count This was not the plaintive, lyrical Coltrane of ‘Round Midnight’ and ‘Bye, Bye, Blackbird,’ This was Coltrane at his next level… This first article appeared at All About Jazz on November 17, 2006. He appeared on a bandstand that was at least two … Read more

Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise article @ All About Jazz

By ROB MARIANI March 6, 2022 Sign in to view read count What these four gentlemen brought to jazz and the world of music, out of the careening bebop fury of the early ’50’s was the sound of elegance. This first article appeared at All About Jazz on November 8, 2006. New York City empties … Read more