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Mark Keresman

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Wadada Leo Smith -- trumpeter, composer, educator -- has been almost legendary in the past 30 years for his approach to "free jazz." While many (though of course, not all) …
Intuit are Till Maragnoli and Thomas Braun (bass and drums, respectively, with both producing), a couple of German hepcats who know American funk/R&BIntuit are Till Maragno…
When "urban blues" is mentioned as a style, most folks envisage the electric blues of Muddy Waters, B.B. King and Buddy Guy, but singer/pianist Leroy Carr was perhaps the f…
Trombonist Phil Ranelin is one of those fellows who's been around "forever" -- especially in the Detroit jazz scene -- but hasn't gotten his share of the spotlight. As the …
Quickly: How many bassists could be in the bands of Bob Weir and Lou Reed at about the same time, and still be at home with the vastly divergent styles of drummer Ch…
Aside from the natural beauty, relative political conservatism (except for Portland, Eugene & Seattle), and high percentage of rainfall, one doesn't hear much about the Pac…
Mundell Lowe is one of those ubiquitous musicians that millions of folks have heard w/out their knowing -- playing guitar in the big band/Swing Era, with many singers (John…
It's been kept from The People far too long -- they don't teach in school, they act like it never happened in Jazz College and Jazz Academia, 60 Minutes has yet to d…
Some critics have panned this record.... um, CD, because it's not "raw" enough, like they're expecting some wild-eyed, scorching king-Hell epiphany because the words "Rober…
Talk about bad timing, bad luck, and bad choices. Jack Teagarden (1905-1964), one of the greatest-ever jazz trombonists, was active since the 1920s, swingin' with such icon…