Veronica Swift doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t listening to jazz: “Before I was even born, in utero, Mom was doing concerts.”

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The ‘Confessions’ of Veronica Swift

The new album by self-assured 25-year-old jazz singer Veronica Swift begins with an auspicious announcement of sorts: “I may be unknown, but wait till I’ve flown,” she…

Mark Dresser Seven

Ain’t Nothing But A Cyber Coup & You
(Clean Feed)

Rajna Swaminathan
Of Agency And Abstraction

The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra
Along For The Ride

Zhenya Strigalev/Federico Dannemann
The Change
(Rainy Days)

Mike LeDonne
Partners In Time

Jane Bunnett and Maqueque
On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme
(Linus/True North)

Lauren Henderson
Alma Oscura


Ella Fitzgerald (1917–’96)

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Ella Fitzgerald Tells Of Trouble In Mind Concerning Discs, Television

“We had a request to sing,” Ella began over the applause—and suddenly she stopped. “You know,” she grinned, “we really didn’t have a request. This is just our next number.” Ella had displayed again the candor that has been hers for 20 years in the music big leagues.

Yet, despite this open-hearted honesty, very little is known about what Ella really thinks on subjects closest to her career and emotions. For, except with intimate friends, Ella is one of the shyest people in the entertainment business.

Backstage one night at Basin…

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