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James Douglas Morrison was born to George and Clara Morrison in Melbourne, Florida. A Naval officer, George was forced to move his family around a lot when Jim was a child, and some say that fact led to Jim's unique method of speaking out. Upon graduation from George Washington High School in Alexandria, Virginia, Jim continued his education at several institutions before finding his way to California, and UCLA. He began studying film, his true desire, and got into music accidentally. It was soon after that he met Ray Manzarek on a Venice beach, who was already in a band called "Rick and the Ravens"

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Article: Book Review

The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics

Read "The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics </em>" reviewed by Doug Collette


The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics Jim Morrison 584 Pages ISBN: # 978-0063028975 Harper Collins 2021 As Jim Morrison's career evolved over its egregiously abbreviated lifespan, the lead vocalist for the Doors became as ambivalent about his image as the image itself turned ambiguous. ...

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Judy Wexler: Back to the Garden

Read "Back to the Garden" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Man, if you can pick a tougher project to sell to an aging Boomer than Judy Wexler's Back to the Garden, then you will have to say what it might be. For a lot of the Swinging and Breathing Elderly, this music is intensely personal. Not just where were you, or who were you with? But ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

John Patitucci: The Quintessence of Acoustic and Electric

Read "John Patitucci: The Quintessence of Acoustic and Electric" reviewed by Jim Worsley


John Patitucci had his life's work in mind at age twelve, At a time when most of us were worried about junior high school and pimples, Patitucci concluded that he was to be a professional musician. This was no typical young boy fantasy of playing center field for the Yankees, being an astronaut, or even being ...

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Article: Book Review

John Densmore: The Seekers: Meetings With Remarkable Musicians (And Other Artists)

Read "John Densmore: The Seekers: Meetings With Remarkable Musicians (And Other Artists)" reviewed by Doug Collette


The Seekers: Meetings With Remarkable Musicians (and Other Artists) John Densmore 240 pages ISBN: #978-0306846236 Hachette Books2020 John Densmore's third book, The Seekers, carries the unusual distinction of featuring a blurb on its back cover that actually speaks accurately to the contents inside. John Doe, co-founder of seminal punk ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Gideon King: Street Jazz

Read "Gideon King: Street Jazz" reviewed by Paul Naser


New York based guitarist/composer/ songwriter Gideon King is no stranger to the city. Growing up there, he is well positioned to tell a story or two about the place. This is just what he sets out to do with his forthcoming release with his band City Blog, entitled Upscale Madhouse. Far from a condemnation, the title ...

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Article: Album Review

The Doors: Strange Days - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Read "Strange Days - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette


The Doors' Strange Days did not have the cultural or commercial impact of the iconic band's eponymous debut earlier that halcyon year. And that's all the more regrettable because, in purely artistic terms, this second album is superior in (almost) every way. Accordingly, the more streamlined 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of this laboriously-recorded landmark ...

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Article: Album Review

Luca Aquino: OverDOORS

Read "OverDOORS" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


Nearly fifty years after they burst onto the rock scene and into legend, The Doors, led by gone-too-soon rocker, Jim Morrison still resonate through the music world. However, oddly outside of their most successful hit, “Light My Fire," little of the group's repertoire has been explored by jazz artists. Italian jazz trumpeter and innovative sonic explorer, ...

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Article: Meet the Staff

Meet Eyal Hareuveni

Read "Meet Eyal Hareuveni" reviewed by AAJ Staff


I currently live in: Jerusalem, Israel I joined All About Jazz in: 2004 What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? At first, All About Jazz provided me a way to express my thoughts, insights and feelings about certain albums that I was listening to, and shared with other friends, ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

The Doors: L.A. Woman - 40th Anniversary Edition

Read "The Doors: L.A. Woman - 40th Anniversary Edition" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The DoorsL.A. Woman: 40th Anniversary EditionElecktra2012 In the end, The Doors were a jazz organ trio playing the blues, what keyboardist Ray Manzarek called “The Modern Jazz Quartet of Rock." Flirting with psychedelia on its first four albums, providing an acid soundtrack to 1967's Summer of Love, and ...


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