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Meet John Reilly

Read "Meet John Reilly" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

John Reilly--yet another of our Super Fans who works for the city of New York--was born on Staten Island, where he still lives. We don't know if it's something to do with working for the city, or just a function of growing up in the capital of jazz, but John is the real thing. The son ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble: Motown Meets Jazz at the Annenberg Center

Read "Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble: Motown Meets Jazz at the Annenberg Center" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble
Annenberg Center: Harold Prince Theater
Motown Meets Jazz
Philadelphia, PA
December 11, 2015

Philadelphia-based Lifeline Music Coalition has for over a decade sponsored jazz events which are eclectic in taste and attract fans by making the music listenable and providing enjoyable atmospherics. Thus it has been ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Afrobeatnik Meets the Deep South: Gecko Turner New Release

An Afrobeatnik by the Riverside: Spain's Gecko Turner Gets Funky on the Soulful Gone Down South

In Gecko Turner's world, Bob Dylan smokes up with Motown's legendary Funk Brothers. Marvin Gaye and D'Angelo jam with Jorge Ben. A Cuban pulse, a lush chorus of Afrobeat horns, and Ray Charles-esque vintage flourishes roll effortlessly into one laidback, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Louie Shelton: In Session

Read "Louie Shelton: In Session" reviewed by Alan Bryson

Hundreds of millions of people have heard him play without having heard of him. A veteran session guitarist, Louie Shelton played on a slew of million-selling records during his three decades in Los Angeles. His credits include female vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, and Whitney Houston; ...