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Tubaist Ralph Hepola Awarded Recording Grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council

Tubaist Ralph Hepola Awarded Recording Grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council

The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council has awarded tuba player Ralph Hepola a five thousand dollar Individual Artist Career Grant. Under the grant proposal, Hepola will make recordings and videos documenting his work as an improvising tubaist. The project begins later this month at Wild Sound, the jny: Minneapolis recording studio-of-choice for jazz and classical musicians. Wild ...

Vicksburg Blues

Label: Sound Aspects Records
Released: 2012

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Last Call Late Night Jam This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Last Call Late Night Jam This Week on Riverwalk Jazz

Often at late night jam sessions, when the bartender is about to give “last call," the best jazz of the evening can be heard and savored. Those who stick around get rewarded with some of the hardest swinging, most creative music there is. It was on a night like this, at the end of the Sacramento ...

Bethlehem After Dark

Label: Daring Records
Released: 2000
Track listing: Bethlehem After Dark; I?ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm; In The Upper Garden/Only A Look; Reindeer Rag; I Wonder As I Wander; Angels We Have Heard On High; At The Christmas Ball; Lo, How A Rose; Joy To The World; Carol Of The Birds; Softly And Tenderly; Snowy Morning Blues; Coventry Carol; Ave Maria.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Butch Thompson/Laure Sewell: Bethlehem After Dark

Read "Bethlehem After Dark" reviewed by Mark Corroto

A master at the soon-to-be lost art of Ragtime piano, Butch Thompson takes a relaxed view of holiday music. The Minnesota-born pianist was a regular on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion radio show for many years. He lasted quite a lot longer than my tolerance for Keillor's good clean fun. He went on to tour ...

Butch Thompson Plays Jelly Roll Morton Solos

Label: Sound Aspects Records
Released: 1996

Little Wonder

Label: Sound Aspects Records
Released: 1987

Butch Thompson Plays Jelly Roll Morton Piano Solos

Label: Sound Aspects Records
Released: 1966

Trio West

Label: Sound Aspects Records
Released: 0


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