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ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Jorma Kaukonen: Been So Long - My Life & Music

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Been So Long: My Life & Music
Jorma Kaukonen
368 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1250125484
St. Martin's Press
2018

Anyone who reads Jorma Kaukonen's memoir Been So Long is bound to be surprised. But what the venerable musician recounts in My Life and Music may startle fans and followers most ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Sweet Soul Music and the Low Down Dirty Blues at the Montreal Jazz Festival

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The marquee on Stax Records studio in jny: Memphis, Tennessee reads “Soulsville U.S.A." Although “Soulsville of the North" may be a stretch, for 10 days in July, jny: Montreal turns into a hotbed of Soul, R&B, Funk and the Blues. From the first years ...

BANG! The Bert Berns Story

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BANG! The Bert Berns Story
Abramorama
2018

BANG! The Bert Berns Story compares favorably to The Terry Kath Experience (FilmRise, 2017), not just in the elevated quality of its conception and execution, but in its authorship by an offspring of the subject. Just as the Chicago guitarist's daughter, Michelle Sinclair, helmed the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Federica Michisanti: tra ricerca e introspezione

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La contrabbassista romana Federica Michisanti si è rapidamente affermata come una delle nuove leve meritevoli di grande attenzione. Grazie ad un equilibrio tra immediatezza ed originalità, tra camerismo ed improvvisazione, i suoi progetti sono pieni di spunti fertili e stimolanti. In questa intervista ci parla del suo lavoro mosso tanto da un'ardimentosa ricerca quanto da un'intima ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Madeleine & Salomon: A Woman's Journey

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A concept CD that looks at the plight of women throughout history is timely these days but not unusual. This disc by the duo Madeleine & Salomon, however, stands out by drawing from a broader swath of musical sources than you might hear in most similar projects. They touch on familiar songs like Billie Holiday's “Strange ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Nnenna Freelan With The Charleston Jazz Orchestra at Charleston Music Hall

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Nnenna Freelon with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra
Charleston Music Hall
Charleston, SC
January 18, 2018

If you were expecting fireworks and bombastic performances of favorite pop tunes, jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon might have disappointed you in her Charleston debut last Friday night at the Charleston Music Hall. But if your ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Duck Jazz Festival 2017

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The average early October temperature in Duck, NC is in the low to mid 70s, extremely comfortable for an outdoor jazz festival. Add to that the seasonal tourists have all gone home and the summer population of 20,000 is reduced to between 300 and 400 year round residents. Except this past October 8 the thermometer reached ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Eric Burdon and the Animals At Stern Grove Festival

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Eric Burdon and the Animals
Stern Grove
Summer Of Love 50th Anniversary
San Francisco, CA
July 16, 2017

Influential Eric Burdon and the Animals gleefully rocked the Stern Grove Festival on a perfect mid July Sunday afternoon. His lethal band of Animals included: guitarist Johnzo West, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Il Kronos Quartet all' Auditorium Arvedi di Cremona

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Kronos Quartet
Cremona Jazz 2017
Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi
21.05.2017

Doveva accadere prima o poi, quasi fosse scritto nelle stelle che si dovessero incontrare. E così è stato. L'Auditorium Arvedi, cuore pulsante e capolavoro architettonico/acustico del Museo del violino di Cremona ha ospitato il Kronos Quartet, quartetto d'archi di musica contemporanea a ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Janis: Little Girl Blue

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Amy Berg
Janis: Little Girl Blue
MVD Visual
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L'industria cinematografica aveva in agenda un documentario su Janis Joplin da decine e decine di anni. La sua storia dal tragico finale e i suoi immensi talenti artistici erano troppo intriganti per poter passare inosservati. Eppure ci sono voluti ...