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Booker T. Jones

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From an early age, Booker T. Jones—“one of the legends of soul music” (The New Yorker)—was captivated by the magic of melody, rhythm, and harmony. So magnetic was the attraction, in fact, that by the time he turned sixteen, he was, incredibly, already a working musician with a hit song to his name. As part of the first house band for Stax Records, he formed the category-defining group Booker T. & the MGs, whose first recording, “Green Onions,” was an international sensation, selling more than one million copies and winning a place among Rolling Stone’s top five hundred songs of all time

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Born Under A Bad Sign (SACD)

Label: Stax Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Born Under A Bad Sign; Crosscut Saw; Kansas City; Oh, Pretty Woman; Down Don’t Bother Me; The Hunter; I Almost Lost My Mind; Personal Manager; Laundromat Blues; As The Years Go Passing by; The Very Thought Of You.

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Article: Live Review

Booker T. Jones At Freight & Salvage

Read "Booker T. Jones At Freight & Salvage" reviewed by Walter Atkins


Booker T. Jones Freight & SalvageBerkeley, CADecember 9, 2022Lifetime Grammy winner Booker T. Jones presented an evening of vintage Booker T & the MGs compositions and more to a holiday crowd at downtown Berkeley's Freight & Salvage. The band included Jones, keyboards, guitars and vocals: Ted Jones-guitars, vocals; Ty Dennis-drums; and ...

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Article: Interview

Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 2

Read "Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 2" reviewed by Matthew Alec


Part 1 | Part 2 World-famous trombonist and multi-instrumentalist Tom “Bones" Malone talks about his incredible career spanning Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers, Gil Evans, Frank Zappa, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Late Show with David Letterman, and so much more with All About Jazz contributor and saxophonist Matthew ...

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Article: Interview

Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 1

Read "Tom "Bones" Malone: Amazing Career That's One In A Million, Part 1" reviewed by Matthew Alec


Part 1 | Part 2 World-famous trombonist and multi-instrumentalist Tom “Bones" Malone talks about his incredible career spanning Saturday Night Live, The Blues Brothers, Gil Evans, Frank Zappa, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Late Show with David Letterman, and so much more with All About Jazz contributor and saxophonist Matthew ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

The First Generation 1965-1974

Read "The First Generation 1965-1974" reviewed by John Kelman


What do guitarists Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Jon Mark, Harvey Mandel and Freddy Robinson, reed/woodwind multi-instrumentalists John Almond, Ray Warleigh, Alan Skidmore, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Red Holloway and Ernie Watts, bassists John McVie, Jack Bruce, Andy Fraser, Tony Reeves, Stephen Thompson and Larry Taylor, drummers Mick Fleetwood, Keef Hartley, Aynsley Dunbar, Jon Hiseman and Collin ...

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Article: Album Review

Nuphar Fey: Serenity Island

Read "Serenity Island" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Something restless and antediluvian holds the heart of Serenity Island, Israeli pianist Nuphar Fey's Hypnote debut. It comes at you like the sea winds which open the exotic chamber jazz muse “Wind of South" then passes over you warmly, with all its ghosts and lost voices as the music moves on. With a stunningly ...

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Article: Album Review

Charles Lloyd: 8: Kindred Spirits (Live at The Lobero)

Read "8: Kindred Spirits (Live at The Lobero)" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


A staggering statement of will and love, 8: Kindred Spirits (Live at The Lobero) big bangs from thin air with “Dreamweaver," a twenty-one minute excursion that doubles down on Charles Lloyd's casually grand schemata that anything and everything goes, that as long as we're all in the music's same head space we can know peace. It's ...

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Article: Interview

Dexter Payne: All Things, All Beings

Read "Dexter Payne: All Things, All Beings" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


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: Profile

Jerry Wexler e Aretha Franklin: quando la Soul Music conquistò il pianeta

Read "Jerry Wexler e Aretha Franklin: quando la Soul Music conquistò il pianeta" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Nei giorni successivi il 16 agosto, tutti i media del mondo hanno commentato la morte di Aretha Franklin, la straordinaria soul singer e una delle massime voci del Novecento. Una scomparsa avvenuta in singolare coincidenza di quella di Jerry Wexler dieci anni prima. Il 15 agosto 2008 se n'era andato quel produttore dell'Atlantic Records che fece ...


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