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Memphis Slim

Memphis Slim would take the Blues to places it never imagined. He was a prolific author of many enduring classics of the Blues lexicon, including “Mother Earth,” “Everyday I Have the Blues,” and countless others. But as a performer, his everlasting significance was in opening unexpected doors, and letting the music take wing in places where it had never extended. Blues artists had often attained modest levels of popularity, but the bulk of the audience base was essentially derived from the black lower classes. Blues clubs, where common folk let loose at the end of the day, offered music that was ribald and highly suggestive

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Live From Old York: Laura Jurd, Annie Whitehead, Brooks Williams & Koshka

Read "Live From Old York: Laura Jurd, Annie Whitehead, Brooks Williams & Koshka" reviewed by Martin Longley

Laura Jurd's Dinosaur National Centre For Early Music November 11, 2016 Dinosaur are one of the UK's fastest rising new bands, although their recent re-naming hides a few years of history as the Laura Jurd Quartet. The London foursome still look even younger than their actual ages, thus qualifying as ...

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Montreux Jazz Festival 2016

Read "Montreux Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Montreux Jazz Festival 2016 Various Venues jny: Montreux, Switzerland July 9-12, 2016 No matter at what point, or for how long you dipped into the Montreux Jazz Festival during the seventeen days of its 50th edition, the sense of history was palpable. Charles Lloyd was present, just as he ...

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Harry Beckett: Still Happy

Read "Still Happy" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Barbados-born Harry Beckett was known across the jazz world, respected as a major player on the UK scene for many years, winning the Melody Maker Trumpeter of the Year award in 1972 and recording or performing with a host of musicians including Louis Moholo, John Dankworth and John Surman. Like many jazz players he was in ...

Five Hundred Dollars

Label: AFA
Released: 2014

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Limerick Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Limerick Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Limerick Jazz Festival Various Venues Limerick Ireland September 26-29, 2013 There's a lot to be said for laying strong foundations. By the time the Limerick Jazz Society got it together to put on the city's inaugural jazz festival in 2012 it already had 30 years experience of hosting local and ...

Take Five With Mike Skory

Read "Take Five With Mike Skory" reviewed by Mike Skory

Meet Mike Skory:I play Hammond/piano for the regional soul/blues/original band, Root Doctor Featuring Freddie Cunningham. I also have a unique rock trio call Suzi & the Love Brothers. Both acts are out of Lansing, MI. Instrument(s):Piano, Hammond organ.Teachers and/or influences?The two musicians who helped me in ...

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This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Doc Cheatham, Bob Haggart And Joe Williams

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Doc Cheatham, Bob Haggart And Joe Williams

This week on Riverwalk Jazz: Doc Cheatham, Bob Haggart and Joe Williams share their music and stories with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio and can be streamed on-demand from the Riverwalk Jazz website. You can also drop in on a continuous ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Memphis Slim

Jazz Musician of the Day: Memphis Slim

All About Jazz is celebrating Memphis Slim's birthday today! Memphis Slim - Blues Pianist and composer Memphis Slim would take the Blues to places it never imagined. He was a prolific author of many enduring classics of the Blues lexicon, including “Mother Earth,” “Everyday I Have the Blues,” and countless others. But as a performer, his ...

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Jay Phelps Big Band: Snape, UK, August 17, 2011

Read "Jay Phelps Big Band: Snape, UK, August 17, 2011" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Jay Phelps Big BandSnape MaltingsSnape, UKAugust 17, 2011 Trumpeter Jay Phelps, a native of Vancouver who moved to the UK in his teens, first came to the attention of the British jazz scene as a member of Tomorrow's Warriors. In his early 20s he co-founded Empirical, playing on that band's debut ...


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