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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pamela Rose: Tribute To Etta James at The California Jazz Conservatory

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Pamela Rose Tribute To Etta James
California Jazz Conservatory
Berkeley CA
February 6, 2015

Pamela Rose's tribute to Etta James was a stirring live concert/talk/multimedia celebration of the life and career of the legendary soul, R&B, rock, gospel, and jazz artist. The set was interspersed with discussions of James' ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Catherine Russell: Bring It Back

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New York City vocalist Catherine Russell is the brilliant eutection of two bright tones. Her father, the late Luis Russell, collaborated with Louis Armstrong as his bandleader and arranger. Russell's mother was the inestimable Carline Ray who concluded her seven decade career with her debut as a leader Vocal Sides (Self Produced, 2013) before passing away ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Poncho Sanchez: Mambo King

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For over 30 years, conguero/bandleader Poncho Sanchez has been the premier proponent of West Coast Latin Jazz. Growing up in Norwalk, California, Sanchez was exposed to and influenced by two very different styles of music: Afro-Cuban music and bebop, as well as R&B. Originally a guitarist, Sanchez taught himself the flute, drums, and timbales before finally ...

Shuggie Otis: Inspiration Information / Wings of Love

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Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shuggie Otis might not have been born holding a guitar but he probably picked his first one up soon thereafter. He did grow up playing guitar in bands led by his dad Johnny Otis, who introduced such artists as Charles Brown and Esther Phillips to R&B and soul audiences. He debuted in ...

Fusion Groovin’

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Analog Players Society
Hurricane Season in Brooklyn
Studio Brooklyn
2012

Hurricane Season in Brooklyn marks the debut of the Analog Players Society (APS), an extension of the lifelong pursuit of the groove by the percussionist, engineer and producer known as Amon, who first discovered Turkish, West African and Middle Eastern music ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Johnny Otis, il "padrino" del Rhythm&Blues

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Ricorderemo certo il 2012 come un anno piuttosto nefasto per, tra le tante cose, la grande quantità di musicisti che sono morti nel corso dei dodici mesi, da Whitney Houston a David S. Ware, da Donna Summer a Dave Brubeck, passando per Etta James, Adam Yauch, Fontella Bass, Levon Helm, John Tchicai e decine di altri. Uno tra i primi ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Etta James, Sarah Vaughan & Brecker Bros Box Sets Due in August from Legacy

Etta James, Sarah Vaughan & Brecker Bros Box Sets Due in August from Legacy

The ultimate year-round jazz festival from Legacy Recordings continues to set a new industry standard with three new Complete Album Collections from the Sony Music archives family of labels, by the greatest names in modern jazz: THE BRECKER BROTHERS - THE COMPLETE ARISTA ALBUMS COLLECTION (Arista/Legacy) – 8 titles, 8 CDs ETTA JAMES – THE COMPLETE PRIVATE MUSIC ...

ARTICLE: TALKIN' BLUES

Talkin' Blues with the Groovemaster, Jerry Jemmott

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Jerry Jemmott's groove is the bedrock of guitarist B.B. King's career defining hit, “The Thrill is Gone." He was in the studio with Duane Allman and singer Wilson Pickett recording “Hey Jude," a track that was instrumental in launching the late Allman Brothers Band guitarist's musical career; and they were together again for flautist Herbie Mann's ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Sean Noonan, Richard Bona & Sugar Pie DeSanto

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Sean Noonan & Pavees Dance
The Douglass Street Music Collective
December 15, 2011

It might seem as though drummer/composer Sean Noonan was enjoying a quiet year in 2011, playing fewer gigs than usual. The reality is that he's been busy scribing new works, in preparation for a twin album ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Johnny Otis (1921-2012)

Johnny Otis (1921-2012)

Johnny Otis, an R&B renaissance man and visionary whose passion for the blues, the back beat and racial equality helped ignite a West Coast music style in the late-1940s that made rock and roll possible in the 1950s and beyond, died January 17. He was 90. Otis' contribution to American music and his ability to unite teens of ...