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ARTICLE: RADIO

Turn The Hose on Me Boys, I'm Burnin' Up Again

Read "Turn The Hose on Me Boys, I'm Burnin' Up Again" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This week the playlist includes new releases from vocalists Rebecca Dumaine, Chanda Rule, Amanda Ekery, harpist Brandee Younger, the Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra, clarinetist Anat Cohen and The Hot Sardines, with birthday shout outs to guitarist Memphis Minnie, trumpeter Valaida Snow, vocalists Dakota Staton, Boz Scaggs, saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, and pianists Hazel Scott and Mala Waldron, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dexter Payne: All Things, All Beings

Read "Dexter Payne: All Things, All Beings" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Clarinet, harmonica and saxophonist, composer and bandleader and musical globetrotter Dexter Payne is the type of musician who is most often categorized as “difficult to categorize." Profoundly influenced by physical and spiritual journeys through the cultures of America, the Middle East, Africa and Brazil, Payne's recorded output checks off every box from Mississippi delta blues to ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Rollin' and Tumblin'

Read "Rollin' and Tumblin'" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Rollin' and Tumblin'
Roberto Menabò
194 Pagine
ISBN: 978-8862318228
Arcana
2014

Per quanto il blues sia un genere musicale da tempo largamente diffuso e storicizzato, i dati biografici dei suoi più grandi interpreti sono ancora ampiamente sconosciuti, dispersi nel terreno paludoso tra realtà e leggenda dove spesso le ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

The Led Zeppelin Papers: Led Zeppelin IV, Deluxe Edition

Read "The Led Zeppelin Papers: Led Zeppelin IV, Deluxe Edition" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Led Zeppelin
Led Zepplin IV, Deluxe Edition
(Atlantic Records)
1971/2014

“It might seem a bit incongruous to say that Led Zeppelin--a band never particularly known for its tendency to understate matters--has produced an album which is remarkable for its low-keyed and tasteful subtlety, but that's just the case here. The ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, Tracy Nelson and Del Ray at the Musical Instrument Museum

Read "Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, Tracy Nelson and Del Ray at the Musical Instrument Museum" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, Tracy Nelson and Del Ray
Musical Instrument Museum
“Saluting the Pioneers of Women Who Rock"
Phoenix, Arizona
October 16, 2013

Four women musicians performed a joyous tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Memphis Minnie, black pioneers in gospel and early blues styles that became the roots ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Carol Morgan: Retroactive

Read "Retroactive" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

After two well-behaved, straight-ahead, and positively reviewed recordings-- Opening (Blue Bamboo Music, 2010) and Blue Glass Music (Blue Bamboo Music, 2011)--Texas-cum-New York City trumpeter Carol Morgan decides to take a walk on a wilder side with Retroactive: a mostly electronic affair prominently featuring guitarists Mike Stern and Chris Cortez as well as one Jeff Sipe (Apt. ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2012: The Year in Jazz

Read "2012: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The world of jazz officially went global in 2012, kicked the Grammy Awards in the shins, dealt with economic issues and Mother Nature, and found new ways to innovate in this social media and Internet-savvy age. There were ups and there were downs for both longstanding clubs and festivals, too.

Here's a look at ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform at Sellersville (PA) Theater

Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform at Sellersville (PA) Theater

Grammy Award-winning American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat" Dural Jr. - along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco - is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. Buckwheat Zydeco will perform at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Friday, August 3, 2012. Their latest release (and Alligator Records debut) is the Grammy Award-winning CD, Lay Your Burden Down. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in Camden, NJ

Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in Camden, NJ

"Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural leads one of the best bands in America. A down-home and high-powered celebration, meaty and muscular with a fine-tuned sense of dynamics...propulsive rhythms, incendiary performances." — The New York Times Grammy Award-winning American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat" Dural Jr. - along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco - is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in New Hope March 1

Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in New Hope March 1

Grammy Award-winning American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat" Dural Jr.—along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco—is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. Buckwheat Zydeco will perform at The New Hope Winery in New Hope on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Their latest release (and Alligator Records debut) is the Grammy Award-winning CD, Lay Your Burden Down. This is ...