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Eric Bibb

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Eric was born In New York into a musical family. Eric's father, Leon Bibb, is a trained singer who sang in musical theatre and made a name for himself as part of the 1960's New York folk scene. His uncle was the world famous jazz pianist and composer John Lewis, of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Family friends included Pete Seeger, Odetta and actor/singer/activist Paul Robeson, Eric's godfather. Eric was given his first steel-string guitar aged seven. By Junior High School, Eric was consumed by music. "I would cut school and claim I was sick" said Bibb. "When everyone would leave the house I would whip out all the records and do my own personal DJ thing all day long, playing Odetta, Joan Baez, The New Lost City Ramblers, Josh White." At 16 years old, Eric's father invited him to play guitar in the house band for his TV talent show "Someone New"

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Article: Year in Review

Doug Hall's Best Recordings Of 2021

Read "Doug Hall's Best Recordings Of 2021" reviewed by Doug Hall


To echo the converging sentiments and “high-fives" for a slew of extraordinary releases under a continued full-frontal assault of Covid Revenge part 2, there is a lot to embrace. I found myself sweeping though streaming releases and recordings of a vast variety of jazz genre. Seeing new faces and old and making discoveries. Such a wide ...

Article: My Favourite Things

Stéphane Kerecki e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Stéphane Kerecki e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani


Il tratto principale della mia musica È molto difficile rispondere a questa domanda, ma idealmente mi piacerebbe che fosse: l'equilibrio. Tra scrittura e improvvisazione, tra sequenze con e senza tempo, tra armonia e atonalità, e infine l'equilibrio tra i diversi musicisti del gruppo. La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con ...

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Article: Album Review

ORCASTRATUM: ORCASTRATUM

Read "ORCASTRATUM" reviewed by Kevin Press


Glen Scott is one of those studio gurus without whom the world's biggest pop stars would be well and truly lost. Born to Jamaican parents in England in 1973, Scott has built a solid industry resume with a long list of world-famous references. His most celebrated credit came in 2013, as the producer of ...

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Migration Blues

Label: Dixiefrog
Released: 2017
Track listing: Refugee Moan; Delta Getaway; Diego’s Blues; Prayin’ for Shore; Migration Blues; Four Years, No Rain; We Had To Move; Masters Of War; Brotherly Love; La Vie Est Comme Un Oignon (Life Is Like An Onion); With A Dolla’ In My Pocket; This Land Is Your Land; Postcard From Booker; Blacktop; Mornin’ Train.

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Blues Deluxe 2

Read "Blues Deluxe 2" reviewed by Doug Collette


The cultural fragmentation of recent decades or so has resulted in such a multiplicity of niche categories that the blues community only benefits by its long-term loyalty to the genre. Yet even the oftentimes arbitrary nature of the categorization(s) can't prevent the cross-pollination of styles. And, reasonably speaking, who wants to argue the dividing lines between ...

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Article: Album Review

Eric Bibb: Migration Blues

Read "Migration Blues" reviewed by Chris Mosey


Eric Bibb says in the sleeve note to Migration Blues, his most politicized album to date: “The way I see it, prejudice towards our brothers and sisters who are currently called 'refugees' is the problem. Fear and ignorance are the problems. Refugees are not 'problems'--they are courageous fellow human beings escaping dire circumstances." ...

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The Happiest Man In The World

Label: Dixie Frog
Released: 2016
Track listing: The Happiest Man In The World; Toolin’ Down The Road; I’ll Farm For You; Tossin’ And Turnin’; Creole Café; Born To Be Your Man; Prison Of Time; King Size Bed; On The Porch; 1912 Skiing Disaster; Tell Ol’ Bill; Wish I Could Hold You Now; Blueberry Boy; You Really Got Me.

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Article: Album Review

Eric Bibb: The Happiest Man In The World

Read "The Happiest Man In The World" reviewed by Chris Mosey


Like his mentor Taj Mahal, Eric Bibb plays and sings acoustic country blues in praise of the simple things in life. He doesn't go in for flashy solos or what used to be called “the old moody." His career spans five decades and this is 36th album. In “Prison of Time," the best, most heartfelt song ...

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Article: Live Review

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton At UCD Mondavi Center

Read "Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton At UCD Mondavi Center" reviewed by Walter Atkins


Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton UCD Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Jackson Hall Valentine's Day Davis, CA February 14, 2016 Grammy winner Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton put on a superlative show at the Mondavi Center For The Performing Arts located on the beautiful University of California campus in ...


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