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ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood: The Endless Summer of Love

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Fifty years ago, the Woodstock Festival blazed the music scene and put modern society on the map. Yes, it was the era of hippies, counterculture, peace, love, and dope. The west coast made its own lasting impression with the far-out, peaceful, yet happening, streets of San Francisco. The rich music scene was as potent as the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Live At Woodstock

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Creedence Clearwater Revival's appearance at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, shortly after midnight on August 16th 1969, wasn't so much a breakthrough as a consolidation of their burgeoning success to that point. The San Francisco Bay Area quartet had already released three albums, the most recent issued earlier that very month in the form of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ghost Light At Twiddle's Tumbledown Festival

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Ghost Light
Waterfront Park
Tumbledown Music Festival
Burlington, VT
July 26, 2019

The bright, hot late afternoon sun hardly outshone keyboardist Holly Bowling's stage presence during Ghost Light's July 26th opening set on the main stage of Tumbledown. While she was unobtrusively navigating the quintet during an virtually uninterrupted hour ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brawny-Toned tenorman Dave Wilson releases "One Night At Chris’' (in Philadelphia) with Kirk Reese, Tony Marino and Dan Monaghan

Brawny-Toned tenorman Dave Wilson releases "One Night At Chris’' (in Philadelphia) with Kirk Reese, Tony Marino and Dan Monaghan

From the One Night At Chris' liner notes by Bill Milkowski As brawny-toned tenor man Dave Wilson said, in reflecting back on this inspired set, “It was a good night!” That’s an understatement. One Night at Chris’ bristles with a kind of visceral energy and sheer burn that lit up the crowd at the famed Chris’ Jazz ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers with Los Lobos At The Flynn Center for the Performing arts

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Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers w/ Los Lobos
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Burlington, Vermont
July 20, 2018

Given the musicianly approach Bruce Hornsby has applied to his career, it makes perfect sense for him to tour with Los Lobos. With his bands (originally the Range and now the Noisemakers) ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

San Francisco String Trio: May I Introduce To You

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This year is the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of the most iconic albums in popular music history, so naturally a lot of musicians are celebrating it. Here the San Francisco String Trio try their hand at interpreting the album in a jazz context.

This ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

I Scare Myself by Dan Hicks

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I Scare Myself
Dan Hicks
237 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-911036-23-4
Jawbone Books
2017

The late Dan Hicks is described by Kristine McKenna, editor of this rambling but curiously engaging autobiography, as “a musical genius." He wasn't, although he did write some amusing songs and played competent guitar. This and a ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Preservation Hall Jazz Band/My Morning Jacket: Louisiana Fairytale

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band / My Morning Jacket

Louisiana Fairytale

Preservation Hall

2011

Once upon a time there was a progressive rock band, My Morning Jacket. They were invited into one of the grandest music venues in the world, Preservation Hall, to play with the legendary jazz band. In another ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz Gunung 2010, Bromo, Indonesia

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Jazz Gunung 2010
Bromo, Indonesia
July 3, 2010
Gunung is not the name of the town which hosts Jazz Gunung; in Bahasa--the predominant language of Indonesia--it means mountain. Mountain Jazz is as good a name as any given that this one-day festival is staged among the swirling clouds, some two thousand meters above sea ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Grateful Dead: To Terrapin: May 28, 1977 Hartford, CT

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Though Jerry Garcia has long passed into the great beyond, The Grateful Dead and its record labels have continued to dig deep into the vaults to release high-quality live concert performances. Between the Dick's Picks series and the other legendary shows that are finally seeing a proper re-mastered release, there is always a new Dead recording ...