Ben Sidran Talking Jazz - An Oral History Self Published 2006
In jazz, there are only six degrees of separation between Louis Armstrong and Ornette Coleman, or beween any other pair of musicians you care to name. Perhaps a six-degrees/small-world theory which suggests a jazz critic from Ohio can find a connection with a fisherman from Fiji by way of just six steps is little far fetched, but six step connections between jazz players are made real in Talking Jazz - An Oral History--a collection of 24 discs containing 60 radio interviews conducted, in ...read more
Mose Allsion has long been the unsung master of jazz, swing, and blues, in song. His tongue in cheek, cut to the chase lyrics, and haunting melodies have been the inspiration for many artsts including those showcased here. There is a raw honesty to these recordings not found on many current albums...no over processing or punching for to obtain that technically perfect track. But indeed there is perfection here...the base of it being Allison's songs. There are real dreams being shattered here, real hearts being walked on, egoes being torn apart and rebuilt again. These talents squeeze every nuance out ...read more
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