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Rod Stewart

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Roderick David Stewart, born 10 January 1945, Highgate, London, England. The leading UK rock star of the 70s started his career as an apprentice professional with Brentford Football Club (over the years Stewart has made it known that football is his second love). Following a spell roaming Europe with folk artist Wizz Jones in the early 60s he returned to join Jimmy Powell And The Five Dimensions in 1963. This frantic R&B band featured Rod playing furious harmonica, reminiscent of James Cotton and Little Walter. As word got out, he was attracted to London and was hired by Long John Baldry in his band the Hoochie Coochie Men (formerly Cyril Davies' All Stars). Without significant success outside the club scene, the band disintegrated and evolved into the Steampacket, with Baldry, Stewart, Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll, Mickey Waller and Rick Brown

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Article: Album Review

Jeff Beck: Beck Bogert & Appice Live In Japan 1973 Live In London 1974

Read "Beck Bogert & Appice Live In Japan 1973 Live In London 1974" reviewed by Scott Gudell


Will the real Jeff Beck please raise his guitar strumming hand? Will it be the musician who's recognized as one of only a handful of Brit Invasion guitar gods from the 1960s that includes Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page? Will it be the man who absorbed a gritty blues “message in a bottle" that floated across ...

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Article: Album Review

Marc Jordan: Waiting for the Sun to Rise

Read "Waiting for the Sun  to Rise" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Occasionally one comes across a singer-songwriter-musician and wonders just how he or she has managed to evade detection. In this case, the sense of living under a rock is only somewhat assuaged by consulting the artist's website (www.marcjordan.com) only to land on a page entitled “Marc Who?" The text describes Marc Jordan as a singer, songwriter, ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Jeff Richman: Fresh & Formidable Fusion Pioneer

Read "Jeff Richman: Fresh & Formidable Fusion Pioneer" reviewed by Jim Worsley


When the name Jeff Richman enters the conversation, there is a good chance you have nested deeply into the fusion guitarist rabbit hole. Richman recently released his eighteenth studio album XYZ (Blue Canoe, 2023), to go along with six gorgeously respectful tribute records. Now 71, the Berklee College of Music grad, has etched his name in ...

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Article: Live Review

The Black Crowes At The First Security Amphitheater

Read "The Black Crowes At The First Security Amphitheater" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The Black Crowes First Security Amphitheater The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker Tour Little Rock, AR August 23, 2022 By the end of 2024, all members of the Baby Boom generation (1945 -1964) will have turned 60 years old, switching from middle age to elderly according to people ...

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

July 2022: Love Of The Tiger

Read "July 2022: Love Of The Tiger" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Dida Pelled Love Of The Tiger Self Produced 2022 Jazz singing is seeing an uptick of artists stepping out of their “traditional" roles into dramatically different vocal genres altogether. Mainstream-to-progressive Kristina Koller, who debuted in 2017 with the youthful and forward-thinking Perception (Self Produced) followed that effort with the hard-left ...

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Article: Interview

Brian Auger: To Oblivion and Beyond

Read "Brian Auger: To Oblivion and Beyond" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


Brian Auger is recognized as one of the most charismatic organists on the planet. For six decades he has stayed current through projects that were in sync with, and often ahead of, the times, thanks to a firm vision and well-chosen artistic partnerships. Through a career that has seen him play with the likes of Tony ...

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Article: Film Review

Ronnie Wood: Somebody Up There Likes Me

Read "Ronnie Wood:  Somebody Up There Likes Me" reviewed by Doug Collette


Ronnie Wood Somebody Up There Likes Me Eagle Rock Entertainment 2020 The colloquialism from which the Ronnie Wood video documentary takes its title, Somebody Up There Likes Me, might well also reference the high-profile musicians with whom he's collaborated over the course of a remarkably enduring career: Jeff Beck, Rod ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

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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Article: SoCal Jazz

Bob Sheppard: The Clark Kent of Jazz

Read "Bob Sheppard: The Clark Kent of Jazz" reviewed by Jim Worsley


An unassuming bespectacled man in his mid-sixties walks on to the stage. In a band with stellar, famous, and maybe flashier musicians, one could be forgiven if they didn't even notice him right away. But as soon as Bob Sheppard presses a saxophone, clarinet, or flute onto his lips, he is super, man! An incredible musician ...


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