Doug Ramsey

Stories

The World‘s Best Basic Record Collection

Building a classical, rock, country, and jazz library on a budget.

Blowing in the Winds

The saxiest men in Texas.

The Big Beboppers

Would the renegade jazzmen who started bop recognize what’s happened to their music?

Saints Alive

New records, old musicians, and all that jazz.

Seeing Red

The only way Red Garland could make us mad would be to quite playing piano.

Quarter Time

How to lose you not-enough-jazz-in-Texas blues.

Quarter Time

How to lose you not-enough-jazz-in-Texas blues.

Starring Rowles

Last year’s jazz records are this year’s best buys.

Starring Rowles

Last year’s jazz records are this year’s best buys.

Breeden Ground

Leon Breeden’s jazz students at North Texas State University are already pros, and they have recorded two new albums to prove it.

Requiem for a Heavyweight

Charles Mingus was a great jazz musician with a sharp mind, an impeccable sense of rhythm, and a mighty powerful fist.

Requiem for a Heavyweight

Charles Mingus was a great jazz musician with a sharp mind, an impeccable sense of rhythm, and a mighty powerful fist.

Love For Sale

The Midland Jazz Classic wasn’t cheap, but it was worth the price.

Love For Sale

The Midland Jazz Classic wasn’t cheap, but it was worth the price.

Jazz Salad

Some old greats forged ahead in 1979, but young musicians kept up.

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