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Dexter Payne: All Things, All Beings

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Clarinet, harmonica and saxophonist, composer and bandleader and musical globetrotter Dexter Payne is the type of musician who is most often categorized as “difficult to categorize." Profoundly influenced by physical and spiritual journeys through the cultures of America, the Middle East, Africa and Brazil, Payne's recorded output checks off every box from Mississippi delta blues to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Linda Tillery at Freight and Salvage

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Linda Tillery
Freight and Salvage Coffee House
Birthday Celebration
Berkeley CA
September 4, 2015

Seasoned San Francisco Bay Area vocalist Linda Tillery assembled a fine lineup of local musicians, including some decades old friends and a recent new one, to help celebrate her birthday and musical life. Tillery presented a ...

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Undead Jazz Festival: Day 3, June 25, 2011

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Undead Jazz Festival
New York, New York
June 23-26, 2011

Most jazz festivals in their later incarnations look for fancier, more illustrious places to play than they did at inception. The third night of the Undead Jazz festival momentarily ...

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Borneo Jazz 2011

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Borneo Jazz
Miri, Sarawak, Borneo
May 12-15, 2011

Borneo Jazz--known as the Miri International Jazz Festival for the previous five editions--has undergone a certain amount of rebranding in an effort to promote its growing stature as one of the leading jazz festivals in the region. This year the festival has increased from two to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rev. Gary Davis: At Home and At Church 1962-1967

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The Rev. Gary Davis was, by all accounts, an incredible guitarist--one who influenced everyone from Taj Mahal to the Grateful Dead--who seemingly mastered everything he wanted to do with the instrument. However, over his long career he was recorded only sporadically, and most of his recordings have been released posthumously. Davis was more of a live ...

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Reverend Gary Davis: The Guitar and Banjo of Reverend Gary Davis

Read "The Guitar and Banjo of Reverend Gary Davis" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Calling Gary Davis a bluesman is something of a misnomer and it's a title he likely would have balked at, particularly in his younger years. The blues were but one facet of his far-reaching folk repertoire. Banjo tunes, string band numbers, Tin Pan Alley, and ragtime and gospel all fall under his fertile jurisdiction. In 1935 ...