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ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Charles Lloyd: The Winds Of Grace

Read "Charles Lloyd: The Winds Of Grace" reviewed by Ian Patterson

At seventy nine years young Charles Lloyd is showing no signs of slowing down. The summer months see the Memphis saxophonist/flautist on the North American and European festival circuits with his quartet of Gerald Clayton, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland, followed by dates with The Marvels, Lloyd's most recent group, featuring Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Rogers ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Way Down Inside: Songs of Willie Dixon

Read "Way Down Inside: Songs of Willie Dixon" reviewed by Doug Collette

Big Head Todd and the Monsters have been fans of blues music since their first days together playing music in high school, so it only makes sense they'd eventually record am album in this seminal form. Accordingly, in 2011 the band delved into the blues with their first 'Big Head Blues Club' project, 100 Years of ...

Bernard Purdie: Letting The Drums Speak

Read "Bernard Purdie: Letting The Drums Speak" reviewed by Ben Scholz

Known primarily for his half-century long career as a studio musician, Bernard “Pretty" Purdie is an icon in the recording industry. With a catalog of 3,000+ recordings including landmark albums such as Steely Dan's Aja Aretha Franklin's Young, Gifted and Black, BB King's Completely Well, and James Brown's It's a Man's Man's Man's World, Bernard Purdie ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Billy Vera: Still In The Game

Read "Billy Vera: Still In The Game" reviewed by Scott Mitchell

It might be safe to say that a lot of people may know a little bit about Billy Vera but only a few people know a lot about Billy Vera. Billy is a singer, writer, producer, actor, Grammy winner, and music historian. He has performed with big bands, Billy And The Beaters, solo, and everything in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Sligo Jazz Project 2013: Days 4-6

Read "Sligo Jazz Project 2013: Days 4-6" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Sligo Jazz Project
Various Venues
Sligo, Ireland
July 16-21, 2013

After three action-packed days at Sligo Jazz Project, with SJP founder/bassist Eddie Lee and drummer David Lyttle's world premiere of The Barinthus Suite providing an unforgettable highlight, the first signs of attrition amongst the students were beginning to show. The non-stop nature of the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

William Ellis: Music On A Chink Of Light

Read "William Ellis: Music On A Chink Of Light" reviewed by Ian Patterson

[ Editor's Note: “Music On A Chink Of Light" was originally published on August 4, 2010. This encore presentation coincides with William Ellis's new column One LP. ]

Black and white photographs of jazz legends taken by the likes of Herman Leonard, William P. Gottlieb and William Claxton have gained iconic status over the years. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Montreux Jazz Festival: Montreux, Switzerland, July 3-5, 2011

Read "Montreux Jazz Festival: Montreux, Switzerland, July 3-5, 2011" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Montreux Jazz Festival
Montreux, Switzerland
July 3-5, 2011
The 45th Edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival included many iconic profiles, bonded in unique partnership, and rare as the sunset air. Those collaborated chords ensured Montreux remains at the pinnacle of performance packaging, as the festival continued a streak atop European “must see" musical destinations. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Borneo Jazz 2011

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Borneo Jazz
Miri, Sarawak, Borneo
May 12-15, 2011

Borneo Jazz--known as the Miri International Jazz Festival for the previous five editions--has undergone a certain amount of rebranding in an effort to promote its growing stature as one of the leading jazz festivals in the region. This year the festival has increased from two to ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Lee Ritenour's Video Featurette - Watch Seven Videos About the Making of "6 String Theory"

Lee Ritenour's Video Featurette - Watch Seven Videos About the Making of "6 String Theory"

Presented by filmmaker Bret Primack It's hard to believe that 2010 marks 50 years since Lee Ritenour starting playing the guitar, setting in motion a career that legends are made of. A career that has earned him 19 GRAMMY nominations, a GRAMMY® Award, numerous #1 spots on guitar polls, A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian SJ ...

ARTICLE: TALKIN' BLUES

Susan Tedeschi: Dreams and Legends

Read "Susan Tedeschi: Dreams and Legends" reviewed by Alan Bryson

A string of Grammy-nominated albums, along with a critically acclaimed and commercially successful DVD of her appearance on the American television program Austin City Limits, have helped to establish Susan Tedeschi as one of today's premiere blues artists. On top of that, she's performed in front of millions of music lovers by headlining numerous festivals and ...


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