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Mitch Shiner And The BloomingTones Big Band: Fly!

Read "Fly!" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

"Hoosier Jazz" isn't an actual sub-genre of music, but that geographical tag fits this album so well. Drummer/Percussionist Mitch Shiner, a graduate of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, put together a Bloomington-based big band built around his IU chums, be they students, alums, local hotshots or professors. Then he simply fed them some killer arrangements ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Letters From New Orleans

Read "Letters From New Orleans" reviewed by Bob Jacobson

Letters From New Orleans
Rob Walker
Paperback; 226 pages
ISBN: 1-891053-01-9
Garrett County Press
2005

Former Texan and Greenwich Villager Rob Walker and his girlfriend, E., relocated to New Orleans in January, 2000. The former journalist and editor immediately began relating his experiences and impressions via ...