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Van Morrison was born in Belfast in 1945, the son of a shipyard worker who collected American blues and jazz records. Van grew up listening to the music of Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson, Lightnin' Hopkins and John Lee Hooker. Surrounded by every kind of musical influence - country, blues, jazz, and folk - from 13 he was playing guitar, sax and harmonica with a series of local Irish showbands, skiffle and rock'n'roll groups. By the time he rose to the fore of Britain’s nascent blues-rock scene as leader of Them, Morrison had already pulled years in the trenches, singing and playing with some of Belfast’s cagiest combos. His music has always incorporated the widely-varied influences he heard and absorbed since his childhood days on the streets of Belfast - long before the bands of his youth and his initial 1964 breakthrough with the band he formed, Them.

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Article: Interview

John McLaughlin And Zakir Hussain: Shakti's Half-Century Of Spontaneous Joy

Read "John McLaughlin And Zakir Hussain: Shakti's Half-Century Of Spontaneous Joy" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


John McLaughlin. Ustad Zakir Hussain. Speak either name and a host of musical notions can come to mind. Pair them together and they conjure just one: Shakti. Indeed, the iconic jazz guitarist and celebrated Indian percussionist have each built long careers replete with enough musical achievements, stylistic innovations and instrumental mastery to gain entrance ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Michael Dease, Bob Brookmeyer, Archie Shepp and More

Read "Michael Dease, Bob Brookmeyer, Archie Shepp and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This program has a wide range of newer and older modern jazz, including recent music from Michael Dease and Anthony Branker and older work from Bob Brookmeyer and the Archie Shepp Attica Blues Big Band. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of ...

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Article: Live Review

Emilie-Claire Barlow At Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club

Read "Emilie-Claire Barlow At Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club" reviewed by Geoff Anderson


Emilie-Claire Barlow Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club Denver, Colorado April 5, 2023 The most prominent feature of Emilie Claire Barlow's music is its pure happiness. Disneyland bills itself as “The Happiest Place on Earth." But Barlow has the Imagineers beat and she does that without focus groups or prepackaged commercial products. ...

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Article: Film Review

My Name Is Ottilie At The Queen's Film Theatre + Q&A

Read "My Name Is Ottilie At The Queen's Film Theatre + Q&A" reviewed by Ian Patterson


My Name Is Ottilie (DoubleBand Films, 2022) + Q&A Queen's Film Theatre jny:Belfast, Northern Ireland January 28, 2023 Most music biopics tell a linear story, chapter by chapter, and then close the book. History as entertainment. The best documentaries, however, act as catalysts, creating a revival of interest in the subject, ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazz Promotion Network Irish Showcases At Black Box

Read "Jazz Promotion Network Irish Showcases At Black Box" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Jazz Promotion Network Irish Showcases At Black Box Black Box Jazz Promotion Network Conference jny:Belfast, Northern Ireland November 3, 2022 As a UNESCO City of Music and as the host of Jazz Promotion Network's (JPN) annual conference (see separate article), Belfast was expected to deliver on the musical front. And ...

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Article: Under the Radar

A Different Drummer, Pt. 8: Ustad Zakir Hussain Talks Tabla

Read "A Different Drummer, Pt. 8: Ustad Zakir Hussain Talks Tabla" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Origins of the Tabla The twin hand drum was developed in its current form about 300 years ago on the Indian subcontinent but the roots of the tabla may date to pre-Muslim, Arabia. The name comes from “tabl," the Arabic word for drum, and temple carvings of tabla-like double-hand drums date to 500 BCE. Tabla is ...

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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: Album Review

Troy Roberts: NU-JIVE: Nations United

Read "NU-JIVE: Nations United" reviewed by Geannine Reid


Troy Roberts is a two-time Grammy nominee who is becoming one of the most broadly recorded saxophonists of his time. Roberts' robust saxophone playing adorns several essential recordings ranging from the legendary Joey DeFrancesco to the iconic Van Morrison to the indispensable Jeff 'Tain' Watts to the assiduous Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band, ...

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Article: Under the Radar

Charu Suri: The Jazz Raga

Read "Charu Suri: The Jazz Raga" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The Roots of Indo-JazzJazz and Indian ragas share common ground in their traditional use of improvisation. They are often talked about in compatible terms, but Ravi Shankar, for one, did not believe that ragas could be compared to jazz improvisation. Spontaneous creation in jazz differs from the complex rhythmic structural patterns of Indian improvisation. Shankar became ...


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