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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2015

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Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2015
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
June 27-28, 2015

While jazz is closely associated with horns (even though there are few instruments now employed at some point across the genre) it was a couple of guitar slingers that helped light up the skies at Freihofer's ...

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters: Good News

Read "Good News" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Ronnie Earl first gained national attention in 1979 when he replaced Duke Robillard as the lead guitarist for Roomful Of Blues. After spending eight years as the main axeman in that group, Earl decided it was finally time to completely branch out on his own. Though Earl had released his first solo disc, Smokin', in 1983 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2014

Read "Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival
Saratoga Springs, NY
June 28-29, 2014

Perfect weather accented this years Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, an event that had an eclectic mix of young musicians with interesting ideas and approaches, and veterans who deliver consistently.

The weather is always a factor ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

C. Michael Bailey's Best Recordings of 2013

Read "C. Michael Bailey's Best Recordings of 2013" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

For the last number of years I have been devoting myself almost exclusively to jazz vocals. This will be reflected this year as I will provide two best-of-2013 lists: one for (primarily) jazz vocals and one for everything else. Each year, there is more of both released than can be listened to.

Vocal ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Buddy Flett: Buddy Flett - Rough Edges

Read "Buddy Flett - Rough Edges" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

It's all in a name. Some names and occupations just go together, especially in sports. Harmon Killebrew, Orlando Cepeda, and Catfish Hunter are all baseball names. Blues musicians have similar iconic names. The Ur-Blues has Eddie “Son" House, Nehemiah “Skip" James, Tommy Johnson, and Charlie Patton. The generation after has Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield), Howlin' Wolf ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Roomful of Blues Celebrates 45 Years with New CD & Live Performance in New Hope

In celebration of their 45th anniversary, Roomful of Blues, the jumping, swinging, rocking, award-winning band, have released their new live CD, 45 LIVE, and will perform at Havana in New Hope on Friday, October 18, 2013. The album is a lightning-in-a-bottle blowout, showcasing the larger-than-life vocal and instrumental power of the band. The group has earned ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Roomful Of Blues to Release "45 Live" July 30

In celebration of their 45th anniversary, Roomful of Blues, the jumping, swinging, rocking, award-winning band, will release their new live CD, 45 LIVE, on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. For the recording, the band hosted a three-day party in March of 2013 at one of their favorite haunts, The Ocean Mist, in Matunuck, Rhode Island. They packed the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Roomful of Blues to Perform in Sellersville March 9

The horn-fueled, jumping, swinging, award-winning band, Roomful of Blues, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD Hook, Line & Sinker, will perform live at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves." Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted blend of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Roomful of Blues to Perform in Monroeville, NJ

The horn-fueled, jumping, swinging, award-winning band, Roomful of Blues, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, Hook, Line & Sinker, will perform live at Camp Jam in the Pines in Monroeville on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves." Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Roomful of Blues to Perform in Sellersville March 9

The horn-fueled, jumping, swinging, award-winning band, Roomful of Blues, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, Hook, Line & Sinker, will perform live at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Friday, March 9, 2012. Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves." Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted blend of ...