ALL ABOUT JAZZ
In Sept of 2017 I decided to do a print version of my interview with John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring just before they began John McLaughlin’s Farewell to America Tour. I’m happy to report that interview was the most read article of the year in 2017.
AllAboutJazz it is full of great interviews, CD reviews, insightful articles, and jazz photos. Another reason to stop by is the daily download, which allows registered users to download a new free jazz MP3 every day and keep abreast of the latest jazz releases. Of course it’s also a great way for artists to easily reach a wider audience — a lot more effective than begging a radio station to play your music.
All About Jazz is a site by music lovers, for music lovers. Its foundation is a collection of contributors who respect the talent, dedication, and sacrifice of musicians who take that leap of faith and follow their dream.
The publisher, Michael Ricci and his editors do an amazing job. With creativity and tenaciousness they manage to continuously improve its appearance and functionality, while expanding its reach. I’m very much in awe of their web-expertise and musical knowledge.
Here on T2M you can hear my unvarnished conversations with musicians that were the foundation of my print interviews on All About Jazz. Beginning in 2013 I switched to audio interviews, but I have retained my association with All About Jazz. So Talking2Musicians.com is my site dedicated to my interviews, where the musicians I interivew always have top billing, but visitors at All About Jazz can stream my interviews there.
In 2007 and 2008 my interviews with Barbara Dennerlein and Chuck Leavell were included in AAJ’s Top Twenty Interviews of the Year lists. In 2009 my interview with Derek Trucks was the most read interview of the year, and the fifth most read article for the year. In 2010 my interviews with Susan Tedeschi and Louie Shelton also made the Top Ten Articles list, coming in respectively at #5 & #6 . In 2011 my interview with Jimmy Herring, despite being published only four days before the end of the year, came in #4. In 2012 my interview with Jerry Jemmott was the 2nd most read interview of the year, and the 5th most read article overall — my interviews with Jaimoe and Chuck Leavell also made the list of the top articles of the year.
Finally, I should mention one more valuable tool for jazz lovers: Jazz Near You, a new site also published by Michael Ricci. Don’t you hate it when you discover after the fact that you missed a concert you wish you had known about in advance? Visit Jazz Near You and that will never happen again.