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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Lance Canales & The Flood At Biscuits & Blues

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Lance Canales & The Flood
Biscuits & Blues
San Francisco CA
May 28, 2017

Lance Canales & The Flood rolled into Biscuits & Blues on a Sunday evening with their authentic foot stompin' blues and intimate life stories. Canales, a proud son of the Central California farm region, called Fresno home. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ethan Margolis: Perfect Mission of Feeling

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Describing guitarist, composer, bandleader, producer and conceptualist Ethan Margolis as a citizen of the world barely does him or his music justice. Born and raised in jny: Cleveland (OH), Margolis left the US when he was 21 to study the art of Gypsy flamenco guitar in Spain. He stayed there for more than a decade, living ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mississippi Heat: Warning Shot

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My father, born in 1915 and having seen and heard such, would call Warning Shot “Roadhouse Music." More technically, this is “jump blues" employing a larger-than-average band with an unidentified horn section on a majority of the 16 selections, the longest clocking in at 5:36 and the shortest at 3:00. This is an old-fashioned recording of ...

Robert Johnson: King of the Delta Blues Singers Vol I & II

Read "Robert Johnson: King of the Delta Blues Singers Vol I & II" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Without a doubt, when it comes to blues music and its legacy,guitarist Robert Johnson is its preeminent performer and a key figure. For many, he is the greatest blues man of all time, certainly the most well regarded by modern popular culture. As such, his place in the vanguard of that pantheon has been secured. But ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Son House

Jazz Musician of the Day: Son House

All About Jazz is celebrating Son House's birthday today!

Son House, the legendary Delta blues singer and guitarist, was an original voice coming out of Depression era Mississippi. He embodied the isolation, poverty and alienation of the Delta, which translated into his visceral and gripping expressions, forming the bedrock of the blues idiom. His influence looms ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Vogue Theater

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Tedeschi Trucks Band
Vogue Theater
Vancouver, BC
November 8, 2013

Jazz has always taken from the pop music of its day and culturalized it, intellectualized it, added some soul or swing and for those who are capable, added the personalized artistic X factor that is unique to that artist's ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: Davide Recchia

Q: Where did the interest in music originate from? A: I started becoming interested in music when I listened to some blues artist like Son House, Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf, and many others of that kind of blues. So I start to play my guitar to became a bluesman like that. Q: Were your parents supportive of your ...

Bobby McFerrin: spirityouall

Read "spirityouall" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau and Jon Hendricks are the most innovative jazz voices of the past 50 years. Our current subject, McFerrin, took the technical capabilities of the human voice, remolding them into the fantastic and delightful forms we recognise as his genius today. spirityouall is McFerrin's celebration of both his father, Robert McFerrin, Sr., the ...

Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective

Read "Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

If a musical note has a soul, Duane Allman could slide up to it and hold it beneath a Coricidin bottle in a tremolo seizure of sonic perfection until it screamed. Whether it is the whiplash introduction to “Don't Keep Me Wonderin'" or the most perfect electric blues performance recorded on “One Way Out," Allman had ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Son House

Jazz Musician of the Day: Son House

All About Jazz is celebrating Son House's birthday today!

Son House, the legendary Delta blues singer and guitarist, was an original voice coming out of Depression era Mississippi. He embodied the isolation, poverty and alienation of the Delta, which translated into his visceral and gripping expressions, forming the bedrock of the blues idiom. His influence looms ...