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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Paul Jost: The First Thing is Heart

Read "Paul Jost: The First Thing is Heart" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Even for a musician who has been playing and singing since age six, Paul Jost has just come through one exceptional year.

First, he released his debut with The Jost Project, Can't Find My Way Home (2013, Dot.Time Records), featuring the leader on vocals, harmonica and guitar, with drummer Charlie Patierno, double bassist Kevin ...

ARTICLE: HARDLY STRICTLY JAZZ

John Hartford: Aereo Plain/Morning Bugle - The Complete Warner Brothers Recordings

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John Hartford
Aereo Plain/Morning Bugle: The Complete Warner Brothers Recordings
Real Music
2012

This 1971 album was to the emerging newgrass movement approximately was Bill Evans' Village Vanguard recordings were to jazz piano trios: the flexible blueprint for the genre. Evans and singer/multi-instrumentalist John Hartford both successfully found ways to dissolve ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Skip Heller: Foolish Me

Read "Skip Heller: Foolish Me" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Fred “Skip" Heller is a hip musical polymath from Philadelphia, living on the West Coast, where he burns through musical styles like there is no definition. He has a major, and unapologetic, jones for John Hartford and Roger Miller and an encyclopedic knowledge of American music, of which he continues to be a student, teacher, shaman. ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Court: Widow Owns 'King of the Road' Copyright

Court: Widow Owns 'King of the Road' Copyright

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The widow of country music legend Roger Miller has won a protracted legal battle over the rights to some of his biggest hits, including “King of the Road."

A federal judge ruled last week that Mary Miller and Roger Miller Music, Inc. own the copyrights to the songs the artist published in 1964. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic: Dawn of the Cycads: The Complete Ace of Heart's Recordings (1983-1987)

Read "Dawn of the Cycads: The Complete Ace of Heart's Recordings (1983-1987)" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Nel 1980 due componenti del noto gruppo rock americano Mission of Burma decisero di iniziare un side-project nsul versante del rock progressivo e sperimentale. Erano il tastierista Roger Miller e il chitarrista Martin Swope. Con loro si misero all'opera altri due tastieristi: Rick Scott ed Erik Lindgren. I quattro giovani musicisti iniziarono a suonare con questa strana formazione nei ...