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Sara Gazarek delves into self-reflection for Thirsty Ghost.

(Photo: Shervin Lainez)

Sara Gazarek Charts Path Through Loss, Heartache on ‘Thirsty Ghost’

Pain might not be pretty, but honesty is riveting.

Thirsty Ghost is an unabashed exploration of loss, heartache, and, ultimately, healing, and represents a departure for Sara…





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Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game

Parlour Game
(Royal Potato Family)


Alan Broadbent Trio
New York Notes
(Savant)


George Colligan
Again With Attitude
(IYOUWE)


Out To Dinner
Different Flavors
(Posi-Tone)


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Rich Willey’s Boptism Big Band

Down & Dirty
(Wise Cat)

Bob Sheppard
The Fine Line
(Challenge)

Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity
To Whom Who Buys A Record
(ODIN)

Sara Gazarek
Thirsty Ghost
(Self Release)

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Jelly Roll Morton (1890–1941)

(Photo: DownBeat Archives/Nonesuch)

Jelly Roll Morton: ‘I Created Jazz In 1902, Not W.C. Handy’

Dear Mr. Ripley:

For many years I have been a constant reader of your Believe It or Not cartoon. I have listened to your broadcast with keen interest. I frankly believe your work is a great contribution to natural science.

In your broadcast of March 26, 1938, you introduced W.C. Handy as the originator of jazz, stomps and blues. By this announcement you have done me a great injustice, and you have also misled many of your fans.

It is evidently known, beyond contradiction, that New Orleans is the cradle of jazz, and I, myself, happened to be…






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