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ARTICLE: RADIO

Hanksgiving: Jazz Tributes to Hank Williams

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Do you sympathize with the plight of the turkeys? Do family reunions bring you anxiety? Then forget about Thanksgiving! Mondo Jazz is here to help you switch to Hanksgiving, with two hours of Jazz tributes to the great Hank Williams, the only singer who is more American than pumpkin pie!

This week we have ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Live From Solihull, England: Jeff Barnhart, Jim Fryer & Martin Bennett

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The Fryer-Barnhart International All-Stars
Solihull Arts Complex
May 19, 2014

Over the last 15 years, this has become a regular UK touring jaunt for the visiting Americans Jeff Barnhart (piano) and Jim Fryer (trombone), both of whom also sing their ample share of rousing songs. They latch onto a ...

NEWS: RADIO

Last Call Late Night Jam This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Last Call Late Night Jam This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Often at late night jam sessions, when the bartender is about to give “last call," the best jazz of the evening can be heard and savored. Those who stick around get rewarded with some of the hardest swinging, most creative music there is. It was on a night like this, at the end of the Sacramento ...

ARTICLE: GENIUS GUIDE TO JAZZ

The Leon Redbone Suite for Guitar and Genius in B-Flat. Part I

Read "The Leon Redbone Suite for Guitar and Genius in B-Flat. Part I" reviewed by Jeff Fitzgerald, Genius

I. Prelude

If anyone ever decides to get together a Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse for the Current State of American Pop Culture, I get dibs on Pestilence. Or possibly Death, depending on which one is likeliest to get more leg. And I invite Leon Redbone to saddle up next to me as we cut ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Leon Redbone: Any Time

Read "Any Time" reviewed by Alan Jones

Do you remember the first time you heard Leon Redbone? I was six years old, elbows at the edge of my parents’ bed, hands propping up my chin. Saturday Night Live was an occasional family ritual. At such a simple age I was partial to Mr. Bill, Land Shark, and of course, the musical guests. I ...