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Album Review

Billy Jones: 3's a Crowd

Read "3's a Crowd" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Duo records involving drummers aren't that common in the world of straight-ahead jazz. While it's never been an infrequent option for avant-gardists (and there are some truly legendary examples, not the least of which are John Coltrane and Rashied Ali's Interstellar Space, Max Roach and Cecil Taylor's Historic Concerts, and Peter Brötzmann and Hamid Drake's Dried Rat Dog), commercial limitations or simply a lack of adventurousness have made this kind of pairing rare outside the realm of musicians most well-known ...

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Interview

Billy Jones: The Urbanization of Delta Blues

Read "Billy Jones: The Urbanization of Delta Blues" reviewed by David King


It's a long way from the rich, fertile delta lands of North Little Rock, Ark., to the Netherlands, where Billy Jones records for Dutch blues label Black and Tan Records, but it was a route of which he never lost sight.

Born into the segregated south, he was exposed to the driving beat of the blues when he was still an infant. In the crib, he could hear it as it permeated the walls against which he slept. This sound ...


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