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Happy Birthday, Louie Bellson

Jazz drummer Louie Bellson was born on this day in 1924. His full (long) given name suggests that he was born in Italy. Not so. Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco...


Marian McPartland: 1918-2013

The long and important life of Marian McPartland ended last week on Long Island, where the British native had lived for many years. McPartland was an important...


The Great Joe Pass

This site celebrates Joe Pass. AllMusic does its usual nice job of profiling the great and iconic The jazz guitarist: Joe Pass did the near-impossible. He was...