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ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville by Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff

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The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville
Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff
420 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1496810021
University Press of Mississippi
2017

In the late 1970s, I began a more academic approach to blues music. In addition to listening to the music, I began ...

Motel Shot: Expanded Edition

Read "Motel Shot: Expanded Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette

With the passage of time, Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett, are unfortunately becoming more and more the unsung heroes of a Seventies rock and roll. The Southern couple not only acknowledged, but built upon roots of blues, folk and country, as well as the soul and r&b influences at the very heart of their style, aided and ...

Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo': TajMo

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When two generations of blues giants as Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' teamed up for the production TajMo, the best of both personalities and talents merged for an adventurous take on traditional blues. Taj Mahal's recording trajectory goes back to the late 1960's, when he released Taj Mahal, quickly followed by The Natch'l Blues, both on ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Popa Chubby: The Catfish

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Popa Chubby sees life like this: “Everything is breaking down. The lines are being redefined." With his shaven head and tattooed arms, Chubby--born Ted Horowitz in New York City--may seem an unlikely commentator on the way the world is going, still less someone warranting inclusion on a jazz website.

But right away, as ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Noah Preminger: Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground

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A un anno scarso dal precedente Pivot: Live at the 55 Bar, il trentenne tenorsassofonista newyorchese Noah Preminger torna sul luogo del delitto. Che non è la sede dell'incisione (questo, anzi, è un album in studio, benché inciso in un jazz club, il Side Door, in Connecticut), quanto il repertorio, anche stavolta estratto dalla grande letteratura ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ethan Margolis: Perfect Mission of Feeling

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Describing guitarist, composer, bandleader, producer and conceptualist Ethan Margolis as a citizen of the world barely does him or his music justice. Born and raised in jny: Cleveland (OH), Margolis left the US when he was 21 to study the art of Gypsy flamenco guitar in Spain. He stayed there for more than a decade, living ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of An American Guitar Hero

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Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of An American Guitar Hero
Ed Ward
224 Pages
ISBN: # 1613733283
Chicago Review Press
2016

Whether he meant to or not, in writing Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero, Ed Ward mirrors his subject's style of guitar-playing. ...

David Honeyboy Edwards: I'm Gonna Tell You Somethin' That I Know

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When David Honeyboy Edwards passed in 2011, with him went one of the last living links to the history of the blues. Born in Mississippi in 1915, he started out as a wandering guitarist, playing acoustic Delta Blues as passed down by the men who invented the genre. First recorded down south in 1942, he eventually ...

Noah Preminger: Some Other Time

Read "Some Other Time" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

After several releases, tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger's uniqueness has become more evident. In large part, this curve is due to Preminger's own patient development of a creative process; part is an individual style but much of the appeal is in how he creates around the broader dynamics of his various groups. What has been consistent, from ...

Take Five With Charles Chace

Read "Take Five With Charles Chace" reviewed by Charles Chace

About Charles Chace:
I'm a contemporary artist and musician from Massachusetts. I've shown my art in galleries in jny: New York City, jny: Miami and North Carolina. My recent works consist of a multimedia installation that included paper collage, video, and manipulatable noise machines. My most recent visual work includes a series of portrait ...


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