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Danny Seraphine: The Road to Sacred Ground

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Chicago is by far one of the most prolific musical ensembles to emerge on the music scene with an array of number one hits that have proven to be timeless in global appeal. Chicago transformed music with the innovative creation of its signature jazz/rock sound, fueled by the band's solid horn section, blazing guitar work, and ...


Ithamara Koorax: Celestial Elegance

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Singer thamara Koorax recorded her 15th solo CD, Got to Be Real (Irma, 2012), “live in the studio" in Rio de Janeiro, the place of her birth, with her touring band--bassist Jorge Pescara, drummer Haroldo Jobim (a cousin of Antonio Carlos Jobim) and keyboardist Jose Roberto Bertrami, founding member of Brazil's famous fusion export Azymuth, on ...


Bassist/vocalist Anthony Caceres Inspired By Earth, Wind & Fire

Q: When did it start for you, the decision to become a vocalist? A: I decided to pursue singing seriously back in 2006 while I was on tour with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Up to that point I was primarily a sideman performing on electric bass and upright bass with many different groups. Q: Was jazz always your ...


Birds of Fire: Jazz, Rock, Funk, and the Creation of Fusion

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This article appears in Chapter 3 of Birds of Fire: Jazz, Rock, Funk, and the Creation of Fusion by Kevin Fellezs (Duke University Press, 2011).

Vital Transformation: Fusion's Discontents

Ironically, fusion was, on the one hand, largely a concern for jazz participants and observers even though they largely denied its value or ...