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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jenny Scheinman: Some Serious Mischief

Read "Jenny Scheinman: Some Serious Mischief" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It's often the case that the most interesting music is made by musicians with a broad musical palette and openness to new paths and horizons. Violinist/composer Jenny Scheinman certainly qualifies in both regards. Equally at home playing folk tunes or working in essentially modern jazz setups, Scheinman also jumps at the chance to play with classical ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Craig Akin

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Meet Craig Akin:
Craig Akin is an in-demand upright and electric bassist living in New York City. Between 1997 and 2007, he averaged 270 gigs a year in his musical hometown of Kansas City. There he developed his rhythm and tone while playing or recording with nearly everyone on the jazz and blues scene. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Claude Williams: Swinging The Blues

Read "Swinging The Blues" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Author Michael Ondaatje wrote Coming Through Slaughter, a fictional account of the real New Orleans barber and perhaps the first jazz musician, Buddy Bolden. Bolden’s myth and infamy comes from the fact he was never recorded. Thus, his life makes for great story telling and his sound for much exaggeration. For violinist Claude “Fiddler” Williams, recording ...