For JazzBeat 30, Tom Reney pays tribute to Nat Hentoff, who died on January 7 at 91. The Boston-born journalist wrote primarily on First Amendment issues for the Village Voice for 50 years, but was also a renowned jazz critic and historian.
In the latest edition of NEPR’s Jazz Beat, Tom Reney highlights the prominence of jazz in Bob Dylan’s memoir, Chronicles, Volume 1, and a critical moment of impact that the music had on the return to form that the Nobel laureate has exhibited since 1997.
Tom Reney speaks with Loren Schoenberg, the founding director and resident scholar at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. The museum has just released the first volume of recordings from the Savory Collection, a treasure trove of jazz recorded off of broadcasts in the 1930s and early ‘40s
In this edition of Jazz Beat, NEPR’s Tom Reney pays tribute to the jazz legend Phil Woods. The late, great alto saxophonist was born in Springfield, Mass, 85 years ago.
This edition of Tom Reney’s Jazz Beat podcast looks at Chuck Berry’s place in history as the original rock’n’roller turns 90. Tom features many of Berry’s groundbreaking, eternally fresh singles and contemplates what this seemingly simple music says about us as a country.
On the latest edition of JazzBeat, New England Public Radio’s Tom Reney takes a look at an important transition in Coltrane’s life, when he made his final tour with Miles Davis, when he first picked up the soprano saxophone.