Here are links that I visit often. They are mostly on the arts, music in
particular, classical as well as jazz, folk, blues and whatnot. Some are
fancy sites and some less so; some are richer than others, but all are worth
Terry Teachout blogs on the arts from New York; Norman Lebrecht writes a
weekly column from London about the classical music business; both range
widely and write well, so that their work is of interest beyond categories.
MusicWeb has new classical CD reviews, among other things; I go there five
days a week. Classical Net is very rich, with book reviews, CD reviews, all
kinds of stuff... BluesWax and FolkWax also have archives of reviews. Signal
To Noise and Point of Departure are about avant-garde improvised music. No
doubt I will add more links as time goes on, and there will always be
something for everybody.
Browse, and enjoy!
A Facebook page all about Mosaic Records, another best-loved label.
A folk catalogue with a promising future.
A well-designed site all about Timme Rosenkrantz, with photos, music and links
AB Fable, a unique source of violin jazz
About Timme Rosenkrantz, the Jazz Baron, with music and pictures.
abruckner: everything a discographical website should be, and more.
Acoustic guitarist, singer and song archivist Marty Grosz
Alan Bunting's Percy Faith discography
American Big Band Preservation Society
Atavistic, for free jazz and other hard-edged music
Buster transfers old vinyl 45s and LPs: great fun!
Cadence Review of Creative Improvised Music
Chris Albertson, author of the definitive bio of Bessie Smith
Colin RIchardson muses on 50 years of British popular culture
Elliot Drager's opinions for grownups.
For Fats Waller fans: rare tracks, books and pics
Index to Norman Lebrecht's columns
Irish bassist Ronan Guilfoyle knows his music.
Jazz news: a European view
JazzFirst Books, an online shop for jazz books and memorabilia
Latin-American music, including John Child, who wrote all my entries in this area.
Music Net, a classical music site
MusicWeb, mostly classical music
Nessa Records, a Facebook page for a best-loved small label
North Country Audio - buy the best gear
Point of Departure, an online music mag
Rifftides is Doug Ramsey's intelligent commentary on the music scene.
Terry Teachout's arts blog, About Last Night
The Times Literary Supplement
W. Royal Stokes, broadcaster and writer on jazz