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Ethan Margolis: Perfect Mission of Feeling

Read "Ethan Margolis: Perfect Mission of Feeling" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

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 ...

Autumn in Augusta: Autumn in Augusta - Songs My Mama Would Like

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Autumn in August--Songs My Mama Would Like is a love letter in the form of a jazz combo. Vocalist Lucy Smith honors her mother with an extended-play disc, presented by the jazz trio plus singer.

Chiming in at just short of 19 minutes over five songs, the collection is a simplicity scrubbed repertoire of Public ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

The London Blues of Zoë Schwarz

Read "The London Blues of Zoë Schwarz" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The American music genres blues and jazz are the subatomic particles of every note played since their commission to media in the early part of the last century. While one did not beget the other, were this a Venn diagram, there would exist an overlapping of blues and jazz in that place behind the roadhouse on ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Leroy Carr: Sloppy Drunk

Read "Sloppy Drunk" reviewed by Derek Taylor

The title of this generous collection doesn’t mince words about the principal vice of its subject. Carr was one of the most famous and self-debasing artists in the history of the blues. So much so that his battles with the bottle are nearly as legendary as his talent. Forming one of the first high profile partnerships ...