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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 this Author

Seventy-five years ago this month, a not especially good band cut a record that transformed our culture
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.