Ron Wynn

Ron Wynn is a music critic, author, and AllMusic editor.wikipedia
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All Music Guide to Jazz

The All Music Guide to Jazz
Wynn was the editor of the first edition of The All Music Guide to Jazz (1994), and from 1993 to 1994 served as the jazz and rap editor of the All Music Guide.
The first edition, All Music Guide to Jazz: the Best CDs, Albums & Tapes, appeared in 1994 and was edited by Ron Wynn with Michael Erlewine and Vladimir Bogdanov (head of the All Music Guide book series).

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Ron Wynn is a music critic, author, and AllMusic editor.

AllMusic

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Wynn was the editor of the first edition of The All Music Guide to Jazz (1994), and from 1993 to 1994 served as the jazz and rap editor of the All Music Guide. Ron Wynn is a music critic, author, and AllMusic editor.

Connecticut Post

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Wynn is the former editor of New Memphis Star and the former chief jazz and pop music critic for Bridgeport Post-Telegram and Memphis Commercial Appeal.

The Commercial Appeal

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Wynn is the former editor of New Memphis Star and the former chief jazz and pop music critic for Bridgeport Post-Telegram and Memphis Commercial Appeal.

Billboard (magazine)

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Wynn has contributed to publications such as Billboard, The Village Voice, Creem, Rock & Roll Disc, Living Blues, The Boston Phoenix, and Rejoice.

The Village Voice

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Wynn has contributed to publications such as Billboard, The Village Voice, Creem, Rock & Roll Disc, Living Blues, The Boston Phoenix, and Rejoice.

Creem

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Wynn has contributed to publications such as Billboard, The Village Voice, Creem, Rock & Roll Disc, Living Blues, The Boston Phoenix, and Rejoice.

Living Blues

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Wynn has contributed to publications such as Billboard, The Village Voice, Creem, Rock & Roll Disc, Living Blues, The Boston Phoenix, and Rejoice.

The Phoenix (newspaper)

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Wynn has contributed to publications such as Billboard, The Village Voice, Creem, Rock & Roll Disc, Living Blues, The Boston Phoenix, and Rejoice.

Liner notes

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Wynn has contributed liner notes for numerous albums.

Grammy Award

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His liner notes for The Soul of Country Music received a 1998 Grammy nomination.

Evan Parker

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Critic Ron Wynn describes Parker as "among Europe's most innovative and intriguing saxophonists...his solo sax work isn't for the squeamish."

Les McCann Sings

The AllMusic review by Ron Wynn called the album: "A super set... Soul-jazz and blues at their best".

The Reunion (George Shearing and Stéphane Grappelli album)

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Ron Wynn reviewed the album for Allmusic and wrote that "Shearing's sessions are usually more introspective and light than upbeat and hot, but Grappelli's soaring, exuberant violin solos seem to put a charge into Shearing, who responds with some of his hottest playing in many years".

Fred Anderson (musician)

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Anderson's playing was rooted in the swing music and hard bop idioms, but he also incorporated innovations from free jazz, rendering him, as critics Ron Wynn and Joslyn Layne have written, "a seminal figure among Chicago musicians in the '60s."

Barbara Dennerlein

She has achieved particular critical acclaim for using the bass pedalboard on a Hammond organ, and for integrating synthesizer sounds onto the instrument, and was described by critic Ron Wynn as "the most interesting jazz organist to emerge during the 1980s."

Louis Armstrong Hot Five and Hot Seven Sessions

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Ron Wynn and Bruce Boyd Raeburn, writing for the All Music Guide to Jazz, note that "these recordings radically altered jazz's focus; instead of collective playing, Armstrong's spectacular instrumental (and vocal) improvisations redefined the music."

Vaughan with Voices

The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album three stars and said that it was a "Wonderful release".

Grant Green

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Critics Michael Erlewine and Ron Wynn write, "A severely underrated player during his lifetime, Grant Green is one of the great unsung heroes of jazz guitar ... Green's playing is immediately recognizable – perhaps more than any other guitarist."

Khan Jamal

Ron Wynn describes Jamal as "a proficient soloist when playing free material, jazz-rock and fusion, hard bop, or bluesy fare."

Love Deluxe

In a retrospective review, AllMusic's Ron Wynn wrote that it "marked a return to the detached cool jazz backing and even icier vocals that made her debut album a sensation" with an "urbane sound."

Last Recording

Last Recordings
Allmusic music critic Ron Wynn gave the album one and half stars out of five stating, "In many ways, a sad event... It's poignant in a tragic way."