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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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  • Kem Owens
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave. His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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Readers who have listened to the jazz sounds of Horace Silver will find his autobiography both insightful and entertaining. There is a foreword by ...
This is the new, second edition of Practising without Problems: Mental Training For Jazz Musicians by Michael Gustorff. The chapters are short, con...
What would jazz be without the legendary Josephine Baker? She was a classic, unique unto herself, and this fine book is a non-fiction, biographical...
City of Gabriels reveals the wonders that make up the jazz history of St. Louis, Missouri from the years 1895 to 1973. The book contains a fine for...
11.01.2006

Work Songs by Ted Gioia

Published in Book Reviews
Another Deeply Perceptive Music History from Ted Gioia Ted Gioia is well-known to jazz readers and music scholars, thanks to his best-selling book ...
Scholarly and Spiritual New Book From Noted Jazz Writer Ted Gioia is an independent scholar widely known as the author of best-seller The History o...
Mel Bay has done a great service to the memory of jazz guitar legend Wes Montgomery with the publication of this fine paperback. Carefully transcri...
Raul A. Fernandez has written a fine book about the development of Afro-Cuban Rhythms and Latin jazz. His prose sparkles with insights and accurate...
Rick Coleman has crafted a memorably written masterpiece in his biography of Fats Domino. What you may have thought you knew about the legend is he...
The work of William Bay relating to guitar instruction is always on target. He gives material that is both helpful and enjoyable. His latest entry ...