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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Marc Myers Tells Us ‘Why Jazz Happened’

  ‘Jazz, man, that’s where I’m at’: Chronicling the history of America’s music Myers provides the reader with a deep, rich, and broad perspective on the confluence of jazz and U.S. history in the decades following World War Two. By … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Marc Myers Tells Us ‘Why Jazz Happened’

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Terry Townsend : John Coltrane and the Jazz Revolution

Trane photo used on jacket of The John Coltrane Quartet: Visit to Scandanavia. Image from Seattle Blogs.‘A force which is truly for good’:John Coltrane and the jazz revolution By Terry Townsend / October 7, 2010 “You can play a shoestring … finish reading Terry Townsend : John Coltrane and the Jazz Revolution

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Willie Mitchell and Mary Daly : Partners in Demise

Above, Willie Mitchell with his axe and, below, Mary Daly with hers (a labrys, a traditional symbol of the Goddess).Intertwined obit:Soul man and radical feminist leave the stage By Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog / January 17, 2010 … finish reading Willie Mitchell and Mary Daly : Partners in Demise

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RIP Bobby Keane : The Rise and Fall of a Music Man

Ritchie Valens, left, and Bob Keane, then president of Del-Fi Records, on TV show in Los Angeles, 1958. Photo from Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images.Musician and music biz progidy:The ill-starred life of Bobby Keane By Carl R. Hultberg / … finish reading RIP Bobby Keane : The Rise and Fall of a Music Man

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Through the Gate in ’66 : Howling Wolf Au Go Go

Chester Arthur Burnett, aka Howling Wolf.When I was sixteen:Hitting the Village with my grandfather Wolf sang every song to the pretty hippie boy sitting directly in front of me, who turned out to be Davy Jones of the Monkees. By … finish reading Through the Gate in ’66 : Howling Wolf Au Go Go

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Photographer Roy DeCarava : ‘The Sound I Saw’

Photographer Roy DeCarava. Photo by triggahappy76 / Flickr.Roy DeCarava : 1919-2009 Photographer Roy DeCarava, who died Oct. 27 at age 89, dedicated his 60-year career to capturing images of African Americans. His subjects ranged from daily life in his hometown … finish reading Photographer Roy DeCarava : ‘The Sound I Saw’

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Carl R. Hultberg : Jazz Cigarettes

Lester Young was left a shattered man. Photo by Herb Snitzer.The Beatles called them ‘jazz cigarettes’ Race mixing was the fear and marijuana perceived to be the social lubricant making it happen. By Carl R. Hultberg / The Rag Blog … finish reading Carl R. Hultberg : Jazz Cigarettes

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American Jazz Musicians Struggle in Retirement

More than 100 musicians and supporters of “Jazz for Justice Artists!” turned out for a rally that began at the Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village. Photo: Kirsten Luce/New York TimesAfter years filled with jazz, struggling in retirementBy Emily S. … finish reading American Jazz Musicians Struggle in Retirement

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Tina Marsh : Requiem for a Jazz Angel

Photo by Michael Fuentes.Vissi d’arte:Requiem for Tina Marsh, golden-voiced jazz angel and fearless explorer of far-flung musical frontiers Tina Marsh lived for art, and on Tuesday, June 16, she died for art in her South Austin home surrounded by family … finish reading Tina Marsh : Requiem for a Jazz Angel

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Swingin’ on Sunday – the Branford Marsalis Quartet

Eric Revis, Branford Marsalis, Justin Faulkner, l. to r., playing atJazz Alley, 20 March 2009. Photos by the author.Branford Marsalis Quartet Plays SeattleBy Richard Jehn / The Rag Blog / March 22, 2009 Man, can these guys swing !!! The … finish reading Swingin’ on Sunday – the Branford Marsalis Quartet

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Alyce Guynn : Blue, Black and In Between

Poet and novelist Al Young. Photo courtesy of Gabrielle Motta-Passajou / Appalachian State University News.Blue, Black and In Between Have you seen her dressed in blue? ….She comes in colors everywhereShe combs her hair; she’s like a rainbowComing, colors in … finish reading Alyce Guynn : Blue, Black and In Between

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Swingin’ on Sunday – the East West Jazz Alliance

East West Jazz Alliance – In A Hurry / I Do Hope Musicians: John Hansen, Phil Sparks, Daisuke Kurata, Atsushi Ikeda, Yasuhiro Kohama, Jay Thomas. Recorded: 2006 in Seattle, WA. [I’m quite sure this is Tula’s on 2nd Street in … finish reading Swingin’ on Sunday – the East West Jazz Alliance

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