Category Archives: Music

Hiromi — Piano Wizard

    Choux a la Creme    She’s from Japan and only needs one name. She grew up a classical prodigy and moved into jazz. She can play sweet and slow and wild and fast. Her tunes are dense and moving. … Continue reading

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James Hunter — Bringing You The Hits!

    Baby Hold On He’s either a throwback to a simpler, funkier time or a guy who never grew up. He’s got the horns, the hooks, and the heart.    Ain’t Nothing You Can Do He’s from England and … Continue reading

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Maria Schneider – Jazz Composer

   Maria Schneider is a jazz composer from Minnesota, whose Grammy-winning compositions for jazz orchestra are beautiful. It’s a rare form. Walking By Flashlight She grew up on a farm. She worked with Gil Evans and Bob Brookmeyer. She’s collaborated … Continue reading

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Delaney and Bonnie — Odd Facts, Encyclopedic Relationships, and Great Music.

   Delaney was in the Champs (Tequila) and then the Shindogs (on Shindig!) with Leon Russell for two years and backed up everyone. Everyone. Think about it. Yikes! Other members were, Glen Campbell, James Burton, and Billy Preston. Where There’s … Continue reading

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King Sunny Ade — JuJu King

   When it’s hot like it is now – 95 degrees (or more) – I think back to a night at 1st Avenue in Minneapolis in 1986. This was Prince’s club for a while. The entire summer was hot and … Continue reading

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Arthur Lee Maye – Singing Outfielder

The greatest singing athlete ever! That’s what he said. I’m not going to argue. Just listen to this.    Oooh Rooba Lee I’m trying to think of other singing athletes. Harmon Killebrew? Reggie Jackson? Yogi Berra? I don’t think so. … Continue reading

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No Regrets — Ernie Andrews

   I love his voice. It’s both smooth and gravelly. I love his spirit – playful, romantic, and cool. He’s the perfect front man, projecting and controlling the energy. He’s fun and is working all the angles. When They Ask … Continue reading

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