Bill Russell and the New Orleans Jazz Revival - Ray Smith

Bill Russell and the New Orleans Jazz Revival - Ray Smith

Chicago Sketches

Bill Russell and the New Orleans Jazz Revival - Ray Smith

Ray Smith [+-]
Musician and writer
Ray Smith is a jazz musician and writer. He studied with the British jazz pianist Ray Foxley in the mid-1950s and the American jazz pianist Don Ewell in the 1970s. He has recorded extensively as band-pianist and soloist.
Mike Pointon [+-]
Musician and writer
Mike Pointon is a jazz musician, writer and broadcaster. He co-authored Goin' Home: The Uncompromising Life and Music of Ken Colyer with Ray Smith. He presented the acclaimed BBC Radio 3 series Bunk and Bill.

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Beginning in 1938, Bill began his career as a writer specializing in jazz music. First piece for Hugues Panassié on boogie-woogie piano music. He talks about his research into early jazz musicians’ lives for the book Jazzmen. Interviews Louis Armstrong for first discography of Louis, and his meeting with John Cage and Merce Cunningham.

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Smith, Ray; Pointon, Mike. Chicago Sketches. Bill Russell and the New Orleans Jazz Revival. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 37-71 Mar 2018. ISBN 9781781791691. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=23952. Date accessed: 14 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.23952. Mar 2018

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