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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Sharon Clark with the John Toomey Trio at the Historic Attucks Theater

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Washington, D.C. vocalist Sharon Clark wowed a sold out Attucks Theater audience with the voice and phrasing of Sarah Vaughan at her best. With John Toomey on piano, Jimmy Masters on base and Brian Jones on drums Ms. Clark covered the gamut from pop to jazz, from Miles Davis to the Beatles. The audience jumped to ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Bruce Harris with the John Toomey Trio at Attucks Theater

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In 1990 Spike Lee's movie, Mo Better Blues, was released. A young Bruce Harris watched the film about the turmoil surrounding a jazz trumpeter and his quintet and in the next 129 minutes his love of the trumpet was born.

From performing in the “Essential Ellington" jazz band competition while in high school to ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Altamont: The Rolling Stones, The Hell's Angels and The Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day

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Altamont: The Rolling Stones, The Hell's Angels and The Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day
Joel Selvin
368 Pages
ISBN: # 0062444255
Dey Street Books
2016

The best books on rock and roll have invariably been comprised of layer upon layer of information interwoven with insight and Joel Selvin's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jimmy Masters: When Trees Speak

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Bassist Jimmy Masters from Virginia Beach, VA has been playing the bass for the better part of thirty years and has countless recordings as a side man to his credit. Though he continues to be a fixture in the local jazz scene and a regular at the Havana Nights Dining & Jazz club in Virginia Beach, ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Bill Wyman Releases Limited Edition "Scrapbook" in North America

For the first time ever, rock and roll legend and founding member of The Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman is offering American music fans a unique glimpse into his extraordinary life with his limited edition luxury Scrapbook, soon to be available in North America. Signed by the man himself and certified for authentication, there are only 1962 copies ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Martin Archer: Making A Difference, Doing Things Differently

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Martin Archer is a one-man music industry. Saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, band-leader and label owner--Archer has made a virtue of doing things differently. From early beginnings in music forty years ago, he has built his label Discus into a catalog that is as fine in quality as it is eclectic in taste and content. Based in ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Life

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Life
Keith Richards with James Fox

Hardback, 564 pages
ISBN: 978 0 316 03438 8
Little, Brown

2010

Life is a last laugh lullaby.

In guitarist Keith Richards' well-received and heavily hyped reflection, the defiant rock icon, humble blues ambassador and momma's boy family anchor keeps ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fight The Big Bull: All Is Gladness In The Kingdom

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Such an unwieldy band name and album title is almost perversely suitable for the ambitious music contained herein. Fight The Big Bull (FTBB) is, doubtless, dominant on the Richmond, Virginia alternative jazz scene, but possesses the powers to be equally noticeable on the much larger stage of, let's say, New York City. From this very place, ...