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Radio & Podcasts

Don Was, divr, Roberto Gatto, Lucy Woodward, Peter Erskine & More

Read "Don Was, divr, Roberto Gatto, Lucy Woodward, Peter Erskine & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The return of Don Was behind the bass, tributes to Tony Williams and Leonard Bernstein and much more in another energizing edition of Mondo Jazz.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 The Jazz Defenders “Snakebite Playfight" Memory in Motion (Haggis) 0:16 Host talks 4:56 Lucy Woodward “Fray" Stories from the Dust (I Love Desi) 6:17 Host talks 11:16 Don Was and the Pan-Detroit Ensemble “Neighboorhoods" [Unreleased--Live at Rust Belt ...

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Album Review

Bob Weir: Ace - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (2CD)

Read "Ace - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (2CD)" reviewed by Doug Collette


Befitting its heady milestone date, the title of Bob Weir's initial solo album, Ace, carries multiple meanings. First of all, it was the Grateful Dead guitarist, vocalist & songwriter's nickname at the time of its gestation and completion (his bawdy persona as such mirrored in the ultra-suave pose on the inside photo as well as the risque cover art). More importantly, the album's name is also a reflection of the gambling lore so prevalent in songs of the ...

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Interview

Don Was: The Music Is Paramount

Read "Don Was: The Music Is Paramount" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


The president of the iconic Blue Note Records, the man who is stewarding the label as it marches into it's 75th anniversary year celebration, comes from the wrong side of the tracks, in a sense. He's not a gut in a suit. He came up through the trenches as a working musician. He liked jazz and played gigs in bunches during his years in his hometown of Detroit. But his adaptability to all kinds of music brought him to fame ...


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