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Dave Mason

After serving as road manager, Dave Mason, singer/guitarist played in a band that opened for the Spencer Davis Group. The drummer of the was Jim Capaldi. After an American tour, Capaldi and Mason joined forces with Steve Winwood (from Spencer Davis) and Chris Wood (form Shades of Blue) who found fame as one of the founding members of the jazz/rock/pop fusion group Traffic. However, conflicts between Winwood and Mason over the group's direction led to the latter's departure in 1969 after three albums. Mason moved to Los Angeles and joined Delaney & Bonnie & Friends

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The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma

Read "The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma Ben Sidran 286 pages ISBN: #978-0578556604 Nardis Books 2020 Keyboardist, vocalist, composer and author, plus long-time compatriot of none other than 'The Space Cowboy' himself, Steve Miller, Ben Sidran is the epitome of well-crafted spontaneity. As was, in his own inimitable fashion, musician/producer/entrepreneur ...

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Jimmy Haslip: Amperes Beyond The BASSics, Part 1

Read "Jimmy Haslip: Amperes Beyond The BASSics, Part 1" reviewed by Jim Worsley

The name Jimmy Haslip needs no introduction. So, he doesn't get one. Seriously, we had a lot of ground to cover and he had so many great stories and interesting asides to share that we are breaking the interview into two parts as it is. So, without further ado... All About Jazz: I ...

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The Original Delaney & Bonnie (Accept No Substitute) and To Bonnie From Delaney

Read "The Original Delaney & Bonnie (Accept No Substitute) and To Bonnie From Delaney" reviewed by Doug Collette

Delaney & Bonnie's best work functions as a primer on contemporary rock and roll, not to mention how the pair functioned as a catalyst to what's arguably the most prolific and productive instances of musical community that arose from the late Sixties and early Seventies. And even if the following two selections are the sole titles ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Steve Winwood at the Space at Westbury

Read "Steve Winwood at the Space at Westbury" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Steve Winwood The Space at Westbury Westbury, NY April 20, 2017 Fifty-one years after a teenaged Steve Winwood sang “Gimme Some Lovin'" with the Spencer Davis Group, the rock, pop and rhythm and blues legend can still nail the vocal and hit all the notes on the '60s anthem. On ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lauren Bush: All My Treasures

Read "All My Treasures" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

"I love the human race," sings Lauren Bush on the opening track of All My Treasures, Bob Dorough's life-affirming “I've Got Just About Everything I Need." It's a positive sentiment, just one brief moment on an album that bursts with positivity, an album that sounds like the product of a mature and very experienced artist. Surprisingly, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam at The Paramount

Read "Dave Mason's Traffic Jam at The Paramount" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam The Paramount Huntington, NY July 25, 2015 Dave Mason has seen and done it all. He, along with Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi, co-founded Traffic. He was a member (although briefly) of both Delaney, Bonnie & Friends and Fleetwood Mac, served as a temporary second guitarist in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Tedeschi Trucks Band at Red Rocks

Read "Tedeschi Trucks Band at Red Rocks" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Tedeschi Trucks Band Red Rocks Denver, CO July 25, 2014 Never underestimate the power of a cover. A cleverly selected and well executed cover tune can be like a firecracker with a too-short fuse, a shot of vodka when you expected water, a lightning bolt out of a clear, blue sky. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

The Voodoo Experience: New Orleans, USA, October 28-30, 2011

Read "The Voodoo Experience: New Orleans, USA, October 28-30, 2011" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

The Voodoo Experience City Park New Orleans, LA October 28-30, 2011 Halloween in New Orleans can only mean one thing. Voodoo...a three day music festival, highlighted by a blending of high profile national and local musical acts representing many different genres. It also features food, amusement park rides, interactive art installations--including The ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

The Yardbirds & Dave Mason: Westbury, NY, September 9, 2011

Read "The Yardbirds & Dave Mason: Westbury, NY, September 9, 2011" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

The Yardbirds and Dave Mason NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, New York September 9, 2011 Three members of the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame touched down in Westbury New York on a cool and pleasant Friday evening in early September. The crowd, featuring fans of all ages, buzzed with anticipation ...


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