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Mark Keresman

Mark Keresman

Modern electric blues usually bores me because -- like a lot of mainstream rock & roll and jazz -- it has become complacent and predictable. If you've listened to a lot of …
Soft Machine were/are one of the most interesting bands the come out of England in the 1960s. From their beginnings as a quirky psychedelic rock band (with Kevin Ayers), th…
The late Charlie Byrd deserves a place in jazz history if only for two things: bringing the acoustic classical guitar into the jazz mainstream and significantly helped intr…
Tenor sax whiz George Coleman is one of those type o’ guys that’s easy to take for granted - not an innovator nor a "personality" but solid, dependable and has made fine co…
Many brave saxophonists have performed without a net (that is, unaccompanied) in times past: Steve Lacy, Roscoe Mitchell, Lee Konitz, Anthony Braxton. Such situations are i…
If you like blues with vocals and guitars, Acoustic Blues-Duo's CD release, 5TH STREET is bound to hit a happy chord in your imagination! This CD contains 50:30 minutes of …
New Orleans-bred guitarist/singer Lonnie Johnson is a seminal figure in American music. Johnson played both blues and jazz (brilliantly), and was one of the first recorded …
Thomas Mapfumo is an innovator in the music of Zimbabwe - where most performers of that nation’s Afro-pop would exclusively do traditional or traditionally-based songs, Map…
Trumpeter/composer Freddie Hubbard is kinda like that little restaurant down the street, the comedian that still makes the talk show/comedy club circuit, that city or natio…
Sonny Fortune is one of the best jazz saxophonists playing these days, but he tends to be overshadowed by his work with other leaders, notably McCoy Tyner, Buddy Rich, Mile…