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Roswell Rudd & Heather Masse: August Love Song

Read "August Love Song" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

I am reading a book entitled When Breathe Becomes Air by Dr. Paul Kalanithi. The book details the most fundamental things of life, those things as close to us as skin. He derives his title from the 17th Century sonnet series by Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, an Elizabethan poet, dramatist, and statesman who sat in ...

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Heather Masse & Dick Hyman: Lock My Heart

Read "Lock My Heart" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In a way, vocalist Heather Masse has come full circle with the release of Lock My Heart. As a youngster, Masse used Dick Hyman's Professional Chord Changes and Substitutions for 100 Tunes Every Musician Should Know (Warner Bros., 1986) as a vocal road map through the world of jazz standards; little did she know she'd be ...

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Heather Masse & Dick Hyman: Lock My Heart

Read "Lock My Heart" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Vocalist/songwriter Heather Masse received her didactic training at the New England Conservatory of Music and her practicum on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. Her academy training was in jazz vocals, but her practical experience reflects more folk- flavored fare. Her previous recording, Bird Song (Red House, 2009), was a well- received collections of folk originals, ...

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Jorma Kaukonen: River of Time

Read "River of Time" reviewed by Doug Collette

Jorma Kaukonen's revival of his partnership with Jack Casady of Hot Tuna over the last decade has also inspired him as a solo musician. The guitarist/vocalist/composer has produced the Grammy-nominated Blue Country Heart (Columbia, 2002) as well as the splendid Stars in my Crown (Red House, 2007). River of Time is an even more heartfelt and ...

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Jorma Kaukonen: Stars In My Crown

Read "Stars In My Crown" reviewed by Doug Collette

Listening to this studio recording of Jorma Kaukonen's , it's well to remember that he was a devout student of country blues when, back in the 1960s, he enlisted in the ranks of psychedelic radical icon group, Jefferson Airplane (whose name was parodied from blues artist, “Blind Lemon Jefferson).

Stars In My Crown extends ...

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Guy Davis: Legacy

Read "Legacy" reviewed by Charlie B. Dahan

Nothing sounds so simple but yet is so complex as the country/acoustic blues; and one of today's best ambassadors for this style has released his seventh album, Legacy. Guy Davis' newest offering possesses all the traits that makes him one of the best: a gruff, authentic vocal quality and adept, dexterous guitar playing (later in the ...