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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dexter Payne: All Things, All Beings

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Clarinet, harmonica and saxophonist, composer and bandleader and musical globetrotter Dexter Payne is the type of musician who is most often categorized as “difficult to categorize." Profoundly influenced by physical and spiritual journeys through the cultures of America, the Middle East, Africa and Brazil, Payne's recorded output checks off every box from Mississippi delta blues to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio at Dazzle

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Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio
Dazzle
Denver, CO
November 10, 2017

Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio. Two acts for the price of one? Two different artists welded together for the sake of a concert? Hardly. Salvant has been performing with Diehl and his trio for ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I 10 Cd nel CD-Player di... Dave Rempis

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01. Secret Museum of Mankind -North Africa 1925-1948 (Yahoo Records-1997).
Una fantastica compilation che ho trovato al Papa Jazz, uno dei mie negozi di dischi preferiti a Columbia, mentre ero in tour da quelle parti.

02. Albertina Walker-Platinum Gospel (Sonorous Enterntainment-2011).
Un'altra compilation questa volta di grandi cantanti di ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Alvin Lee still on the Road to Freedom

Alvin Lee still on the Road to Freedom

More than four decades have passed since Alvin Lee stood front and center at the famed Woodstock festival with his band Ten Years After and told half million or so fans, “I’m Going Home . . . by helicopter.” Forty-three years later, Alvin Lee hasn’t arrived at his destination yet, as the title of his new solo ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Bob Riesman: I Feel So Good - The Life And Times Of Big Bill Broonzy

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I Feel So Good: The Life And Times Of Big Bill Broonzy

Bob Riesman

Cloth; 336 pages

ISBN 97800226717456

University of Chicago Press

2011

Guitarist and singer Big Bill Broonzy is one of those musicians whose reach cannot be limited to his immediate musical era or genre. Like his ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Borneo Jazz 2011

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Borneo Jazz
Miri, Sarawak, Borneo
May 12-15, 2011

Borneo Jazz--known as the Miri International Jazz Festival for the previous five editions--has undergone a certain amount of rebranding in an effort to promote its growing stature as one of the leading jazz festivals in the region. This year the festival has increased from two to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mark Dagley: Mystery of the Guitar

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It's interesting how some CDs fit into daily life better than others. You might not, for example, put on Sun Ra if your mother was coming over for tea, but you might not be inspired by music that seeps harmlessly into the woodwork. Mystery of the Guitar is one of those special CDs that can function ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Derek & the Dominos’ "Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs" Turns 40

Derek & the Dominos' Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs Turns 40! One of Eric Clapton's Defining Albums Marks its 40th Anniversary on March 29th with Deluxe Multi-format Edition Featuring New and Long-Unavailable Music and Never-Seen Photos In the world of rock there are recordings that truly resonate in historical importance and continue to cast an enduring shadow ...

ARTICLE: RECORD LABEL PROFILES

Storyville Records: A Treasure Trove of Swinging Jazz

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Since its foundation during the European revivalist movement of the early 1950s, Copenhagen-based Storyville Records has grown into a major repository of New Orleans, big band and mainstream recordings. With something approaching 600 releases in its back catalogue, the label is a treasure trove of jazz that swings.

Founded in 1952 by Danish jazz ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bryan and the Haggards: Pretend It's The End of the World

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The legend of Merle Haggard is probably as large as the life of the folk music star. Only Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash have a larger legend than Haggard. The writer of “Okie from Muskogee" is the star of this album, Pretend It's The End of the World by this ensemble ...