The Eclectic's Corner: About the Arts

Jeffrey Sultanof
In-depth articles about music, motion pictures, TV, Radio and more past and present
Created 07 May 2021
  • Music in Depth: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
    04 Jul 2022
    This is the first of a series of articles on compositions, improvised solos, etc. that goes into some detail. I have tried to make this somewhat generic for all readers, but obviously those with a mus...
  • The Miles Davis Nonet Music Library
    23 Jun 2022 4 3
    One of my readers is Todd Selbert, a respected and valued writer/discographer. Because I mentioned it in the last posting, he asked to read the paper I wrote on the preparation of an edition of the mu...
  • Thank you, new subcribers
    20 Jun 2022 1 0
    I am continually amazed that my articles continue to attract new subscribers. Thank you to everyone. I am appreciative of all of you. Some articles in the pipeline (a few repeats, but hey, some of you...
  • When Artists are complicated....
    16 Jun 2022 4 0
    Note: Based on comments I received when this article was first posted, I have revised it and included some of those comments. Many thanks to Loren Schoenberg for taking the time to give me important i...
  • Two Rare Pieces of Music
    30 May 2022 2 0
    I'm editing two fascinating pieces, both published but not for sale, which happened a great deal so that older titles could continue to be exploited, and new pieces issued that the publisher felt had ...
  • Anyone Can Whistle: Jay Records
    25 May 2022 1 0
    The Jay Record label’s specialty is to record as much of the music for a given show as exists. If you love musical theater, I urge you to take a look at their catalog, as it is filled with treasures -...
  • Sondheim Pt. 2 Addendum coming
    10 May 2022
    I ordered the 2 CD recording of the complete score of “Anyone Can Whistle” that was recorded in England back in 1997. It is too important not to cover in this forum, and I will be doing so in the next...
  • Stephen Sondheim Part 2
    02 May 2022 2 2
    Note: I apologize that this survey has taken so long, but I think you can appreciate that I want to get it right. Sondheim’s two volumes of reminiscences and lyrics are invaluable as one can imagine, ...
  • Congratulations, Ricky Riccardi
    05 Apr 2022 5 0
    Musician and historian Ricky Riccardi has devoted much of his research life to Louis Armstrong. The author of two books on Louis, Ricky has just won a Grammy for the notes to the Mosaic boxed set “Lou...
  • Forgotten Bands: Jan Savitt
    20 Mar 2022 2 1
    I didn’t start this forum to specifically focus on big bands, although because I write for them as well as other ensembles, they are a big part of my life, the newer groups as well as the vintage band...
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