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David Sanborn Keeps Looking Forward

From The Calgary Herald Despite Illustrious Past, Saxophonist David Sanborn Keeps Looking Forward By” Eric Volmers In 1975, David Sanborn may have been the busiest musician on earth. The veteran saxophone player was like a session-musician version of Woody Allen’s Zelig that year, popping up on some of the era’s most historic recordings. That’s him on Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run. He played on Paul Simon’s Still Crazy After All These Years. Linda Ronstadt enlisted him for Prisoner in Disguise. The Eagles had him play on One of These Nights. Cat Stevens hired him for Numbers and James Taylor brought him into the studio for Gorilla. Perhaps most famously, he contributed to David Bowie’s classic album Young Americans, including that iconic sax solo on the title track. All of those albums were released in 1975. By that point, Sanborn had already toured with Stevie Wonder and played on his classic... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 15th, 2018 in News


Putting the Funk in Funk 'n' Roll Weekend

From Minnesota StarTribune Maceo Parker puts the funk in Funk ‘n’ Roll Weekend honoring Prince By: Jon Bream Of course, you could count on Maceo Parker to put the funk in the second annual Funk ‘n’ Roll Weekend sponsored by... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 15th, 2018 in News


'The Seasons': From Video Project to Album

From DownBeat Ben Wendel Takes ‘The Seasons’ from Video Project to Album By: Robert Ham The modern musician is faced with an interesting dilemma these days, as they seek to find some way to fight through the flood of entertainment... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 15th, 2018 in News


Pérez, Cohen, Potter Quintet in Washington, D.C.

From JazzTimes Live Review: Pérez, Cohen, Potter Quintet in Washington, D.C. By: Jackson Sinnenberg How to play a chord that feels like Toni Morrison writing, “I didn’t fall in love with you, I rose in it”? How to play a... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 15th, 2018 in News


Kathy Mattea On Mountain Stage

From NPR Kathy Mattea On Mountain Stage By: Adam Harris In front of a home state crowd gathered for the Augusta Heritage Festival and Workshops in Elkins, W.V., Kathy Mattea unveils songs from her latest release, Pretty Bird. Mattea made... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 12th, 2018 in News


Getting His Kicks with Combo 66

From San Jose Mercury News Guitarist John Scofield gets his kicks with his new Combo 66 By: Andrew Gilbert John Scofield decided to celebrate his 66th birthday by doing what he does best. The jazz guitar great launched a new... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 12th, 2018 in News


The Thistle & Shamrock: Live From Ireland

From NPR The Thistle & Shamrock: Live From Ireland Host Fiona Ritchie is feeling a little nostalgic and a lot Irish this week, delving into her radio archive to relive some of the great sets of Irish music she’s aired... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 11th, 2018 in News


Pérez, Cohen, Potter Quintet in Washington, D.C.

From JazzTimes Live Review: Pérez, Cohen, Potter Quintet in Washington, D.C. By: Jackson Sinnenberg How to play a chord that feels like Toni Morrison writing, “I didn’t fall in love with you, I rose in it”? How to play a... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 11th, 2018 in News


Sitar recital at Strawberry Fields

From The Tribune India Sitar recital at Strawberry Fields The Chandigarh chapter of The Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY) organised an educative, edifying and enthralling sitar recital and interaction by world renowned sitar... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 10th, 2018 in News


New Supergroup with Danilo Pérez, Avishai Cohen, and Chris Potter

From Capital Bop DANILO PÉREZ PREPARES TO DEBUT A NEW SUPERGROUP IN D.C. WITH CHRIS POTTER AND AVISHAI COHEN By: Jackson Sinnenberg Pérez’s latest adventure comes in the form of a quintet co-led the meditative trumpeter Avishai Cohen, the dexterous... Read The Full Article

Posted Oct 10th, 2018 in News


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