Larry Blumenfeld on jazz and other sounds

Posts Tagged: Nicholas Payton

Nicholas Payton’s Emancipation Proclamation


Through more of a decade writing about the lives and careers of musicians born and raised in New Orleans, I’ve been fascinated by how the best of these artists have not been weakened by their… More ›

Happy Columbus Day From Nicholas Payton


In honor of Columbus Day—a holiday I can neither grasp nor endorse save for the joy of suspended alternate-side parking in my neighborhood—here’s a celebration from Nicholas… More ›

Okeh or Not Okeh?


John Murph has a provocative new post at The Atlantic’s site, questioning Sony Masterworks invocation of the Okeh Records legacy. His post draws from an earlier one about the label from a consistent… More ›