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This is probably the first time that Jazz Crusade has re-issued material originally recorded by the label itself. It’s a landmark project from Big Bill Bissonnette who will…
A massive stroke felled Ralph Sutton in December 2001, ending a musical career that started when a small boy in Missouri first heard Fats Waller on the radio. He was one of…
At the very beginning of recorded Jazz, record companies took note that any song with "Blues" in the title or listed as a "blues" on the label, was a sure seller. Whethe…
Jay McShann's Hootie Blues contains mostly fast playing piano -- more 'Hootie Jazz' than anything. "Yes Sir That's My baby" is instrumental but McShann makes available to t…
Marcus Belgrave in the lead chair with a new CD, Tribute to New Orleans, Ray Charles and the Great Ladies of Song, well, at least a promotional CD featuring Cha…
Here is Jeff Healey’s first release for Stony Plain Records. Happily, his two earlier traditional jazz recordings will be re-issued shortly and given the wider coverage the…
Listeners will never suspect that the piano heard on this disc is being played by ten 90 year old fingers. Actually, they would be technically correct as Jay McShann was a …
May 16th 2006 heralds the release of New Orleans - That’s Our Home featuring American pianist John Sheridan, Australian cornetist Bob Barnard and Canadian drummer Do…
It’s always exciting to open a new disc from Big Bill Bissonnette’s Jazz Crusade label. Bissonnette, a trombonist and drummer, has long admired Zutty Singleton and l…
Jean-Pierre "JP" Alessi is a dedicated follower of his late idol, Emmanuel "Manny" Paul. Manny Paul passed away in 1988 at the age of 84 and is remembered as one of the fin…