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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Rolling Stones: Blue And Lonesome

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Originally begun as an impromptu respite from the recording of new original material, the Rolling Stones' Blue and Lonesome quickly turned into a rediscovery of the group's blues roots. And along the way toward completing the three days of sessions, the iconic rockers rediscovered themselves as a band with as much purpose and passion.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Warren Haynes: The Timeline of Sco-Mule and Beyond

Read "Warren Haynes: The Timeline of Sco-Mule and Beyond" reviewed by Doug Collette

By all accounts, Warren Haynes is known to be an upbeat forward-thinking individual. In this recent conversation however, he is borderline ebullient. And why not? Last October he aided immeasurably in bringing the forty-five year career of the Allman Brothers Band to a spectacular close. By the time of that historic appearance at New York's Beacon ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Charlie Peacock

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Meet Charlie Peacock:
Charlie Peacock is an American multi-genre Grammy Award-winning record producer, composer, and recording artist. He has award-winning and chart-topping credits in jazz, gospel, country, folk, Americana, rock, and pop. Lemonade (Twenty Ten Music, 2014) is Peacock's third recording in the jazz genre.

His first release, Love Press Ex-Curio (Thirty Tigers, ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The Allman Brothers Band at Nassau Coliseum

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With a new independent licensing agreement now in place, and the 40th anniversary package(s) of Brothers and Sisters (Capricorn, 1973) giving that title its proper due, the Allman Brothers Band may be fundamentally rethinking its approach to its recorded archive. With revelatory recordings of the original lineup limited due in large measure to a relatively finite ...

Bruce Kaphan Quartet: Bruce Kaphan Quartet

Read "Bruce Kaphan Quartet" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The pedal steel guitar is so closely associated with American country and western music that its image can scarcely escape that infinite gravity of categorization. Even when it has wobbled its way into jazz, the instrument has always operated beneath the label of “Western Swing" or “Alternative Country." Several notable players have distinguished themselves in the ...

Talkin' Blues with Chuck Leavell

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Receiving a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award; recording a new CD with guest stars John Mayer and Keith Richards trading guitar solos; successfully launching his Mother Nature Network, with ten million page views per month; publishing his fourth book, Growing a Better America: Smart, Strong and Sustainable (Evergreen Arts, 2011); being named an honorary forest ranger by ...

ARTICLE: TALKIN' BLUES

Talkin' Blues with Jaimoe

Read "Talkin' Blues with Jaimoe" reviewed by Alan Bryson

As a 2012 recipient of a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Jaimoe needs no introduction. He has been a beloved figure on the music scene for over four decades, as a veteran of the R&B circuit with Otis Redding, Percy Sledge and Joe Tex, and as a founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band and ...

A Question of Time

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Imagine you were given the chance to go back in time and witness four musical events (one each from jazz, blues, classical, and rock history.) What would they be? That's an after-dinner topic friends might discuss by candlelight. If your inner-child has completely matured, perhaps you could approach it as a potential film: if you were ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

The Allman Brothers Band: 40 Years Out

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So what do Randy Brecker, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White have in common with Kid Rock, Eric Clapton and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top?

All were part of the Allman Brothers Band's three-week musical extravaganza at New York City's Beacon Theater celebrating the band's 40th anniversary. This year's list of surprise guests also included ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Keyboard Ace Chuck Leavell Interviewed at AAJ

Keyboard Ace Chuck Leavell Interviewed at AAJ

Chuck Leavell is one of the world's premier blues rock pianists--a veteran musician who has recorded and toured with many of the best-known names in the business. He is perhaps best known for his work with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Black Crowes, and most of all, his legendary years ...