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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Braxton Brothers: Higher

Read "Higher" reviewed by Jim Trageser

It's interesting how certain musical styles become punching bags for the critics. Disco grew out of R&B and funk in the mid-1970s--yet by 1979 it was so despised in many quarters that the Chicago White Sox had a near-riot on their hands when they opened Comiskey Park for “Disco Demolition Night" during a double-header against the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Young Philadelphians: Live in Tokyo

Read "Live in Tokyo" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Ah, The Sound of jny: Philadelphia. For folks lucky enough to grow up in or around the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection in the mid-to late-1970s (I'm one), the very phrase resounds with memories, most emanating from Sigma Sound Studios on North 12th Street: Thick yet clear arrangements, pumping and thumping basslines and rhythms, ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

From Microtones to Mauro to MFSB

Read "From Microtones to Mauro to MFSB" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Dave Fiuczynski
Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam!
RareNoise Records
2016

Simultaneously dedicated to 20th century classical composer Olivier Messiaen and legendary rap and hip-hop producer J Dilla, Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam! is a musical adventurer's dream and a purist's nightmare. But anything more conventional from conceptualist, composer and guitarist ...

Roberto Magris: Ready for Reed

Read "Ready for Reed" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Alto saxophonist Sam Reed is legend in the Philadelphia jazz scene who was leader of the 1950s band, Sam Reed and the All-Stars, worked uptown theatre for a while, performed with pop and R&B stars and served as the musical director for Teddy Pendergrass just to mention a few highlights from his long musical resume . ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Vocalist Sherry Wilson Butler @ Kennett Sq. PA Flash On Wed. May 1st!

Vocalist Sherry Wilson Butler @ Kennett Sq. PA Flash On Wed. May 1st!

Appearing at Kennett Flash — 102 Sycamore Alley in Kennett Square — on Wednesday, May 1st is singer Sherry Wilson Butler. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and are available only at the door. Showtime is 7:30. Information: 215-517-8337. Sherry Wilson Butler is a singer, entertainer, development teacher/coach, music educator, lyricist, event-programming specialist, educational administrator, actress, and short story writer. Her ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Statement from Gamble & Huff of Passing of Nick Ashford

Statement from Gamble & Huff of Passing of Nick Ashford

Joint Statement from Legendary R&B Production Team Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff on Passing of Nick Ashford of Legendary Songwriting Duo Ashford & Simpson

Ashford produced Gamble & Huff smash “I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" for Motown; Ashford & Simpson were key link between Motown Sound and Sound of Philadelphia

Philadelphia: “Nick Ashford was truly ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Quentin Moore: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Read "Quentin Moore: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Much has been recently written about the “graying" of jazz and the audience who listens to it, young musicians seem to continually discover (and rediscover) its enduring value--and not just the value of jazz as its own standalone genre, but the benefit of incorporating aspects of jazz, such as improvisation and arrangement, into music of every ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bridge Presents Sherry Wilson Butler and her Tribute to Nina Simone at the Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church on April 14th

Jazz Bridge is proud to present Sherry Wilson Butler and her heartfelt tribute to Nina Simone at the Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church on Thursday April 14th. With her will be pianist Barry Sames, bassist Steve Beskrone, and drummer Anwar Marshall. One show: 7:30-9PM. Tickets: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. Free Refreshments! For info: 215-517-8337 A frequent ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Teddy Pendergrass Dies at 59; Quintessential R&B Boudoir Crooner

Teddy Pendergrass Dies at 59; Quintessential R&B Boudoir Crooner

Soul singer combined romantic love songs with a sexy stage presence. Left paralyzed by a 1982 car crash, he established a group for people with spinal cord injuries that focuses on quality of life.

When Pendergrass was a toddler, his mother recognized his talent as a singer. He joined a church youth choir and was ordained ...