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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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Good Music

   There is a radio station in my town called, KGUD. Or, as it is intoned, with dramatic pauses in between, Kay-Good.   Good.   Very good.  I don’t listen to the radio as much as in the past. I can control … Continue reading

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Love is all you need.

   Sunny or cloudy, it’s Spring. Whether we can see it or not, there’s always moonlight. And, somewhere in the background, there’s music. I hope these tunes can help bring forth not only the upcoming flowers of May, but also … Continue reading

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The Good Doctor — Dr. John

   In my mind, he will always be the King of New Orleans, even though there have been and will be many more. He has its history in his fingertips. He’s telling me about gilded splinters and I’m trying to … Continue reading

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Who Needs Presents?

   It’s snowing, it’s cold, and in a lot of ways it’s frightful, but inside it’s so delightful. The tree is up, the fire is going, the wrapping paper is ready for action, and the tunes are on the box. … Continue reading

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The Word From Mose

Rest in Peace, Mose. A reprint from 2013. Mose Allison was born in Tippo, MS. You can hear it in his voice, but how did he get so hip? It must have been the city. He moved to New York … Continue reading

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