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John McDonough

John McDonough, who has written on jazz for many years for Down Beat and The Wall Street Journal, wrote the liner notes for the seventy-fifth-anniversary reissue of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band’s first recordings. He is currently a lecturer in jazz history for the Department of Music Performance Studies at Northwestern University.

Articles by John McDonough

Seventy-five years ago this month, a not especially good band cut a record that transformed our culture Read >>
It is to the U.S. Air Force what Normandy is to the U.S. Army. The monuments are harder to find, but if you’re willing to leave the main roads, you will discover a countryside still eloquent of one of the greatest military efforts in history. Read >>

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