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Album Review: Jean-Michel Bernard Plays Lalo Schifrin

Viewers of American film and television in the late ’60s and early 1970s were weaned on a steady diet of jazz, though they might not have noticed it happening. Especially in the action and crime drama genres, jazz (or jazz-flavored) music was often a foundation of the programs’ soundtrack. And no composer’s work more exemplifies

2017’s Top Ten You Might Not Have Heard/Heard Of

My brow furrows a bit when I read “Best of” lists published in November or early December; are December releases set aside for consideration in the following year? Or are they ignored? A look at albums released in the last month of 1967, for example, includes Jimi Hendrix’s Axis: Bold as Love, Traffic’s Mr. Fantasy,