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Jazz Musician of the Day: James Booker

Jazz Musician of the Day: James Booker

All About Jazz is celebrating James Booker's birthday today!

The Piano Prince. As a pianist from New Orleans, he has no peers,though there is legion of those who have tried to imitate, duplicate and emulate his phenomenal approach on the keys. James Carroll Booker III was born in New Orleans on December 17, 1939, son ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: James Booker

Jazz Musician of the Day: James Booker

All About Jazz is celebrating James Booker's birthday today!

The Piano Prince. As a pianist from New Orleans, he has no peers,though there is legion of those who have tried to imitate, duplicate and emulate his phenomenal approach on the keys. James Carroll Booker III was born in New Orleans on December 17, 1939, son ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Garcia Live Volume Seven: Sophie's, Palo Alto, November 8, 1976

Read "Garcia Live Volume Seven: Sophie's, Palo Alto, November 8, 1976" reviewed by Doug Collette

The openness and vulnerability within Jerry Garcia's singing voice is an often-overlooked virtue among all the others for which he's distinguished, including his ever-so-precise (acoustic and electric) guitar playing as well as his songwriting collaborations with lyricist Robert Hunter. Nevertheless, those vocal qualities also resonate in the best of his solo work and Garcia Live Volume ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: James Booker

Jazz Musician of the Day: James Booker

All About Jazz is celebrating James Booker's birthday today! The Piano Prince. As a pianist from New Orleans, he has no peers,though there is legion of those who have tried to imitate, duplicate and emulate his phenomenal approach on the keys. James Carroll Booker III was born in New Orleans on December 17, 1939, son of a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sullivan Fortner: Aria

Read "Aria" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

New Orleans has produced a bumper crop of notable pianists over its long and storied history--Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, James Booker, Dr. John, Ellis Marsalis, Henry Butler, Harry Connick Jr., Jon Batiste--and it's not done yet. Sullivan Fortner, a twenty-eight year old piano phenom who's been a hot topic since receiving ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: James Booker

Jazz Musician of the Day: James Booker

All About Jazz is celebrating James Booker's birthday today! The Piano Prince. As a pianist from New Orleans, he has no peers,though there is legion of those who have tried to imitate, duplicate and emulate his phenomenal approach on the keys. James Carroll Booker III was born in New Orleans on December 17, 1939, son of a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Barcelona Voll-Damm Internacional Jazz Festival 2014

Read "Barcelona Voll-Damm Internacional Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Barcelona Voll-Damm Internacional Jazz Festival
Barcelona
October 31-November 6, 2014

The 46th Barcelona Voll-Damm Internacional Jazz Festival proved once again that jazz is a crucial contemporary art form--one that encourages us to think; one that engages with many, many cultures around the world; one that can create surprise; one that can ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: James Booker

Jazz Musician of the Day: James Booker

All About Jazz is celebrating James Booker's birthday today!

The Piano Prince. As a piano player from New Orleans, he has no peers,though there is legion of those who have tried to imitate, duplicate and emulate his phenomenal approach on the keys. James Carroll Booker III was born in New Orleans on December 17, 1939, son ...

NEWS: RECORDING

James Booker's 'Classified: Remixed & Expanded' on Rounder Records

James Booker's 'Classified: Remixed & Expanded' on Rounder Records

The Bayou Maharajah. The Piano Pope. The Ivory Emperor. The Bronze Liberace. Music Magnifico. Gonzo. The Piano Prince of New Orleans. James Booker coined more than a few extravagant nicknames for himself, and he lived up to every one of them. James Carroll Booker III was also an unheralded genius of American music, a New Orleans pianist ...

Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker

Read "Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker" reviewed by Wade Luquet

James Booker
Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker
Lily Keber
2013

Ask jazz fans outside of New Orleans if they have heard of James Booker and most will lean back, rub their chin and say they know they have heard the name. Unless you lived in Europe in the ...