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Jeff Healey

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Article: Top Ten List

Top Ten Horizontal Guitar Players

Read "Top Ten Horizontal Guitar Players" reviewed by Alan Bryson


Who could have imagined that a few serendipitous events on a remote Pacific island in the 19th century would fundamentally change American music. In 1832 Hawaii's king brought Mexican cowboys to the Big Island to teach native Hawaiians how to gain control of their rapidly increasing cattle population. As luck would have it, some of these ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Marcus Miller: America's AmBASSadoor

Read "Marcus Miller: America's AmBASSadoor" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Marcus Miller is most often described as a jazz, funk, soul, fusion, and R&B bassist. As much as that is accurate, it is a description that falls well short of the mark. Miller is a high-end musical sponge who manages to incorporate today's cultures and rhythms into his compositions, layered within the framework of sound he ...

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Article: Profile

Claude Nobs: We All Came Out To Montreux...

Read "Claude Nobs: We All Came Out To Montreux..." reviewed by Ian Patterson


Montreux Jazz Festival is fifty. It's a significant milestone and cause for celebration. No doubt there will be an added festive element to this year's edition of the festival, founded by Claude Nobs--along with pianist Géo Voumard and writer René Langel--in 1967. Yet for many, the celebrations will be tinged with sadness due to the absence ...

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Article: Top Ten List

Top Ten Guitarists Who Left Us Too Soon

Read "Top Ten Guitarists Who Left Us Too Soon" reviewed by Alan Bryson


Ranking musicians is a hopelessly flawed endeavor. It's about as meaningful as having a list of the top ten best tasting foods. Taste is highly individualized, influenced by mood, familiarity, and the way in which multiple variables interact. One person's escargot is someone else's slice of Chicago style pizza. I just took a break and searched ...

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Article: Film Review

The Jeff Healey Band Live in Belgium

Read "The Jeff Healey Band Live in Belgium" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The Jeff Healey BandThe Jeff Healey Band Live in BelgiumEagle Rock Entertainment2012The early 1990s were the height of Canadian guitarist Jeff Healey's popularity, particularly spurred by his conspicuous appearance in the 1989 Patrick Swazye film Roadhouse (United Artists). Healey, who passed away in 2006 at age 41, was ...

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Last Call

Label: Thrill Jockey
Released: 2010

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It's Tight Like That

Label: Stony Plain Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Bugle Call Rag; Sing You Sinners; Basin Street Blues; Little Girl; Someday Sweetheart; Darktown Strutters Ball; Confessin'; Keep It to Yourself; Sheik of Araby; Goin' Up the River; It's Tight Like That/Wipe 'em Off.

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Article: Album Review

Jeff Healey & The Jazz Wizards with Chris Barber: It's Tight Like That

Read "It's Tight Like That" reviewed by Ivana Ng


In the United States, the prosperity of the Roaring Twenties yielded a brand of upbeat jazz saturated with sexual innuendo and heedlessness. Across the northern border, Jeff Healey, a Canadian blues-rock guitarist, felt the significance of this traditional jazz. In his latest outing, he and his eight-piece band, the Jazz Wizards, conjur up some old magic. ...


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