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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 ...

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Dawg Yawp: Dawg Yawp

Read "Dawg Yawp" reviewed by Jim Trageser

Drawing equally upon threads common to Mumford & Sons, late period Beatles, acid-blues pioneer Little Axe, world music-era Paul Simon, and the good Lord only knows what else, the Cincinnati duo of Dawg Yawp has produced one of those little gems of an album that not only defies easy categorization--but even so much as adequate description. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Chris Barber: Memories of My Trip

Read "Memories of My Trip" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

You will find very few jazz retrospectives more thoroughly, warmly inviting than Memories of My Trip, which celebrates six decades of recording and performing by one of Britain's most enduring traditional jazz musicians--trombonist, bassist and bandleader Chris Barber. Presented across two CDs (one subtitled Blues, Jazz & Gospel and the other subtitled Blues & Jazz), Barber's ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

From Britain to Boogaloo

Read "From Britain to Boogaloo" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Chris BarberMemories of My TripProper American Records2011 You will find very few jazz retrospectives more thoroughly, warmly inviting than Memories of My Trip, which celebrates six decades of recording and performing by one of Britain's most enduring traditional jazz musicians--trombonist, bassist and bandleader Chris Barber. ...

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 ...

ARTICLE: RECORD LABEL PROFILE

Storyville Records: A Treasure Trove of Swinging Jazz

Read "Storyville Records: A Treasure Trove of Swinging Jazz" reviewed by Chris May

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 ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Singer/Harmonicist Tracy K Interviewed at AAJ

Singer/Harmonicist Tracy K Interviewed at AAJ

Born and raised on the prairies in the small farm community of Beausejour, Manitoba, just 45 minutes east of Winnipeg, Canada, Tracy K has been performing since she was a child. She recalls her first introduction to the blues and how she was introduced and drawn to the early recordings of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Tracy K: Canada's First Lady Of The Blues Harp

Read "Tracy K: Canada's First Lady Of The Blues Harp" reviewed by David King

Born and raised on the prairies in the small farm community of Beausejour, Manitoba, just 45 minutes east of Winnipeg, Canada, Tracy K has been performing since she was a child. During the early sixties, when British rock groups stormed North American shores, she recalls her first introduction to the blues and how she was introduced ...

Blues Is Truth

Label: Muse Records
Released: 1976


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