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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Zakir Hussain: The Best Jazz / Crossover Albums

Read "Zakir Hussain: The Best  Jazz / Crossover Albums" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Zakir Hussain turned 70 on March 9th. In an unparalleled career, which began in earnest aged 7, the man widely acclaimed as the world's greatest tabla player has played with the giants of both Indian classical music and jazz. It is hard to think of another musician who has straddled both worlds to such a prominent ...

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Article: Live Review

Belgrade Jazz Festival 2019

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Belgrade Jazz Festival Dom Omladine / Kombank Dvorana Belgrade Serbia October 22-28, 2019 Reaching its 35th edition, the Belgrade Jazz Festival added extra shows at the beginning and end of its run, making up a full week, or eight days, if the opening dj night is ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood: The Endless Summer of Love

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Fifty years ago, the Woodstock Festival blazed the music scene and put modern society on the map. Yes, it was the era of hippies, counterculture, peace, love, and dope. The west coast made its own lasting impression with the far-out, peaceful, yet happening, streets of San Francisco. The rich music scene was as potent as the ...

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Article: Album Review

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Live At Woodstock

Read "Live At Woodstock" reviewed by Doug Collette


Creedence Clearwater Revival's appearance at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, shortly after midnight on August 16th 1969, wasn't so much a breakthrough as a consolidation of their burgeoning success to that point. The San Francisco Bay Area quartet had already released three albums, the most recent issued earlier that very month in the form of ...

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Article: Live Review

Ghost Light At Twiddle's Tumbledown Festival

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Ghost Light Waterfront Park Tumbledown Music Festival Burlington, VT July 26, 2019 The bright, hot late afternoon sun hardly outshone keyboardist Holly Bowling's stage presence during Ghost Light's July 26th opening set on the main stage of Tumbledown. While she was unobtrusively navigating the quintet during an virtually uninterrupted hour ...

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News: Recording

Brawny-Toned tenorman Dave Wilson releases "One Night At Chris’' (in Philadelphia) with Kirk Reese, Tony Marino and Dan Monaghan

Brawny-Toned tenorman Dave Wilson releases "One Night At Chris’' (in Philadelphia) with Kirk Reese, Tony Marino and Dan Monaghan

From the One Night At Chris' liner notes by Bill Milkowski As brawny-toned tenor man Dave Wilson said, in reflecting back on this inspired set, “It was a good night!” That’s an understatement. One Night at Chris’ bristles with a kind of visceral energy and sheer burn that lit up the crowd at the famed Chris’ ...

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Article: Live Review

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers with Los Lobos At The Flynn Center for the Performing arts

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Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers w/ Los Lobos Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Burlington, Vermont July 20, 2018 Given the musicianly approach Bruce Hornsby has applied to his career, it makes perfect sense for him to tour with Los Lobos. With his bands (originally the Range and now the Noisemakers) ...

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Article: Album Review

San Francisco String Trio: May I Introduce To You

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This year is the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of the most iconic albums in popular music history, so naturally a lot of musicians are celebrating it. Here the San Francisco String Trio try their hand at interpreting the album in a jazz context.This ...

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Article: Book Review

I Scare Myself by Dan Hicks

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I Scare Myself Dan Hicks 237 Pages ISBN: 978-1-911036-23-4 Jawbone Books 2017 The late Dan Hicks is described by Kristine McKenna, editor of this rambling but curiously engaging autobiography, as “a musical genius." He wasn't, although he did write some amusing songs and played competent guitar. This and a ...

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Article: Film Review

Preservation Hall Jazz Band/My Morning Jacket: Louisiana Fairytale

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band / My Morning JacketLouisiana FairytalePreservation Hall2011 Once upon a time there was a progressive rock band, My Morning Jacket. They were invited into one of the grandest music venues in the world, Preservation Hall, to play with the legendary jazz band. In another ...


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