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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Nighthawks: All You Gotta Do

Read "All You Gotta Do" reviewed by Doug Collette

On All You Gotta Do, The Nighthawks illustrate how they've established, then nurtured their vaunted status among the most venerated of American blues units for over four decades and upwards of twenty albums. The changes the band's seen under the tutelage of original founding member Mark Wenner continues unfettered on this self-produced album: the band alternately ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Van Morrison: It's Too Late to Stop Now - Volumes II, III, IV & DVD

Read "Van Morrison: It's Too Late to Stop Now - Volumes II, III, IV & DVD" reviewed by Doug Collette

The announcement of the archiving of Van Morrison's considerably lengthy discography through Legacy Music no doubt generated cautious optimism among his fans and musiclovers in general. Previous reissue initiatives consisted of straight remasterings with minimal bonus additions in any form, while the retrospective of thirty unreleased recordings called The Philosopher's Stone (Polydor, 1998) seemed like a ...

Montreux Through The Decades: Blues, Soul & Funk Recordings, Part 1

Read "Montreux Through The Decades: Blues, Soul & Funk Recordings, Part 1" reviewed by Ian Patterson

As part of All About Jazz' tribute to Montreux Jazz Festival, which is celebrating its 50th edition in 2016, and to its founder, the late Claude Nobs, this second batch of live recordings features ten memorable blues, soul and funk concerts captured between 1973 and 2004. The first batch featured ten jazz recordings from concerts between ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Van Morrison at The Limerick Jazz Festival

Read "Van Morrison at The Limerick Jazz Festival" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Van Morrison
Limerick Jazz Festival
University Concert Hall
Limerick, Ireland
September 25, 2014

Who would have thought that Van Morrison commands a following as loyal and dedicated as fans of the Grateful Dead? The tickets for the singer's concert in Limerick had sold out in an hour and a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

John Mayall at the YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts

Read "John Mayall at the YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

John Mayall
YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
Bay Shore, NY
September 19, 2014

During John Mayall's long and storied career, the singer, songwriter, harmonica master, keyboardist and guitarist has used Chicago blues as the foundation for his signature sound, which also melds rock with a slight touch of ...

Johnny Winter: True to the Blues - The Johnny Winter Story

Read "Johnny Winter: True to the Blues - The Johnny Winter Story" reviewed by John Kelman

With the release of From His Head to His Heart to His Hands earlier this year, Legacy Recordings proved it was possible to put together a career-spanning retrospective, even if the artist's discography--in this case, the late blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield--spanned several disconnected labels. Now, less than one month later, Legacy does it again with yet ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Bobby Rush Earns Grammy Nomination for Down in "Louisiana"

Bobby Rush Earns Grammy Nomination for Down in "Louisiana"

Mississippi roots artist Bobby Rush’s Down in Louisiana (Deep Rush/ Thirty Tigers) has been nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. Produced by Paul Brown at his Ocean Soul Studios in Nashville, the disc revels in the grit, grind and soul that’s been the blues innovator’s trademark since the 1960s, when Rush stood ...

ARTICLE: MEET THE STAFF

Meet Dan McClenaghan

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I currently live in: Oceanside, CA

I joined All About Jazz in: 2002

What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? I'd always sought out the reviews in the print magazines. Cruising the web, I found All About Jazz and liked it. I contacted Michael Ricci to see if he could use ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jimmy Herring: Subject to Change without Notice

Read "Subject to Change without Notice" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It's been four years since Lifeboat (Abstract Logix, 2008), guitarist Jimmy Herring's outstanding debut as leader. Herring hasn't been idle though, recording and touring with Widespread Panic. And given that it took several decades to make the first CD, four years isn't so long to wait for another-especially one this good. The emphasis is emphatically on ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Hamonica Master James Cotton to Perform in Galloway October 22

Grammy Award-winning harmonica master James “Mr. Superharp" Cotton and his band will perform at the Stockton Performing Arts Center in Galloway on Monday, October 22, 2012. Cotton's latest CD, the Grammy-nominated Giant, is his long-awaited return to Alligator Records. Cotton, who in 2012 is celebrating his 68th year as a professional musician (starting at the age ...