Improvised Music in Chicago
Clubs presenting the latest underground free jazz.
John Corbett interview
Producer of the improvisational and experimental.
Muddy Waters' Harmonica Players
A survey by Scott Dirks
Sleepy John Estes
The legend continues.
Tenor Sax & Bandleader. Still on LP!
Interview with Kahil El Zabar
Multi bandmember and instrumentalist.
Michael Frank's Earwig Records
The story of one of Chicago's most authentic blues labels.
The Blues Essence of King Oliver
Confessions of a Mail Order Manager
Steve Dawson reveals the links between the Jazz Record Mart and Dolly Varden.
Defending Ken Burns -
from the abuse of music critics.
Frank Youngwerth's Early Jazz - a supplementary look at how it all began.
Jazz on Video - Liked the clips? Most of the films, shows & concerts are available in their entirety.
A great place to read some debate about the series is the Jazz Institute of Chicago website.
There's also an interesting interview with Burns done by the mostly-humor magazine The Onion.
Bruno Johnson & OkkaDisk
An interview with the owner and operator of Chicago's leading source of improvised music.
A JRM employee remembers his great grandfather, and important Chicago bandleader.
Blues Amalgamated Reunion
60s Blues enthusiasts back together.
Anthony Braxton for For Alto
The artist's original liner notes for his first album.
Chuck Nessa and the AACM
Delmark producer and Nessa Records founder talks about the first recordings of Chicago's great avant-garde organization.
A mature voice in Jazz.
Where The Blues Were At
A look back at Chicago's Blues Clubs.
Lester Bowie Celebration
News from the recent concert.
Sun Ra's Earliest Albums
Two views of the man from Saturn.
The early recordings of the foremost folk & blues label.
Birth Of The New Thing
Avant Garde jazz recordings of the '60s and '70s.
Obituaries & Remembrances
Bob Koester recalls recently passed music-makers. Updated 6/1/04.
Taking a look at jazz & blues on video. Updated 6/1/04.
Blues Book Reviews
What we're writing about what they're writing about the music. Updated 6/1/04.
New Chicago Blues
Drummers Which albums feature the best drumming?
Country Blues Guitar
All-Time Best Jazz Vocals: How words were best put to jazz.
10 Quintessential Jazz Bassists: Masters of the low notes.
Top 10 Blues Albums Since
Dave's Faves Some of the best of what's
new in jazz. Updated 9/29/98.
Blues Clubs R&N's guide to shows
you where you can hear blues in Chicago. Updated 6/18/2001.
New Experimental Music New releases
of an experimental nature. Updated 9/29/98