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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019: Week 2

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Various Venues
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
July 2-6, 2019

The festival celebrated its 40th anniversary this year with the usual dazzling array of musical offerings. And a few that were unusual: including concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of ECM Records (founder Manfred Eicher was awarded the Bruce ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Boz Scaggs: Out Of The Blues

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It's been quite a while since Boz Scaggs' massive commercial breakthrough with Silk Degrees (Columbia, 1976), but even longer since he debuted as a solo artist, upon his departure from The Steve Miller Band, with his eponymous (domestic) debut album. Permeated with a soulful sense of the blues---even apart from the late Duane Allman's now-famous incendiary ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018

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2018 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Multiple Venues
Ottawa, Canada
June 21-June 26, 2018

For its 2018 edition, the 39th annual TD Ottawa Jazz Festival faced a number of significant logistical challenges.

First, Confederation Park, which has traditionally been the location of its large, outdoor venue, a food court and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Steve Miller Band: Ultimate Hits

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In the near fifty years since the release of his debut album Children of the Future (Capitol, 1968)-produced by Glyn Johns prior to his work with the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who and the Eagles-Steve Miller has issued his share of anthologies, including one by that very title. Compiled and produced by the artist himself, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs At The Paramount

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Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs
The Paramount
Huntington, NY
July 5, 2017

Michael McDonald has had a long and storied career. In the early days he was a member of Steely Dan's touring group. Over time he became one of the many adjunct members of the band, working on 1975's Katy ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Steve Miller: Anatomy Of Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Fame Rant

Steve Miller: Anatomy Of Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Fame Rant

Recent Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller had some choice words to say about the Hall of Fame's treatment and selection process, not all of it glowing. Here we look at an excerpt from an interview Miller did with Billboard regarding the event. Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 I’ve been no fan ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Joe Louis Walker - Live in Istanbul

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Joe Louis Walker
Live in Istanbul
MVD Visual
Valutazione: * * *
2015

Un Louis Walker energico e pimpante, più giovane di vent'anni (oggi ne ha 67), è il protagonista di questo DVD ripreso a Istanbul in uno dei periodi più felici della sua carriera.
Tra i protagonisti ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Steve Miller and Jimmie Vaughan at Jazz at Lincoln Center

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No matter what the style where African-American influences and developments upon the modern music scene have been pervasive--work songs, ragtime, jazz, stride, and boogie-woogie, the most important contribution has been the Blues. The country Blues as heard by pioneers such as Robert Johnson, The City Blues epitomized by Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, Rhythm n' Blues ...

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The Humble Organisms: Humble Beginnings

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Chi ama il funk degli anni sessanta nella classica formula con chitarra elettrica e organo hammond non si lasci sfuggire questo disco, che recensiamo con un po' di ritardo rispetto alla sua uscita negli Stati Uniti.
The Humble Organisms è un quartetto operante a Chicago che rinnova la formula strumentale e la musica di ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Boz Scaggs at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Boz Scaggs
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY
August 3, 2014

Boz Scaggs first came to prominence as a member of the original and bluesier version of the Steve Miller Band. He secured a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1968, exited the Steve Miller Band, and in 1969, he released ...