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Dr. John Jams With Dan Auerbach at Americana Awards | Music News | Rolling Stone

Dr. John Jams With Dan Auerbach at Americana Awards | Music News | Rolling Stone | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

Singer receives lifetime achievement award in Nashville. Last night, Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach presented Dr. John with a lifetime achievement award at the Americana Music Honors and Awards ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, praising the blues-rock and psychedelic zydeco pioneer for his decades of musical contributions.

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Guitarist Jimmy Ponder (1946-2013)

Guitarist Jimmy Ponder (1946-2013) | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

I first met Jimmy when he was teaching at a jazz camp for high school students in Pittsburgh. I was 15, recently turned on toWes Montgomery, and trying to make sense of the music. Ponder was the first guitarist I had heard in person who embodied the music. He poured himself through the instrument. The sound of his thumb on the Gibson Super 400 was rich, warm, lyrical, and immediate. It was as if he had a quartet in the palm of his hand.

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English folk music fair launched in a bid to outdo Celtic rivals

English folk music fair launched in a bid to outdo Celtic rivals | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

It won’t be played at a ceilidh but it can incorporate laptop beats and Morris dancing.

 

A trade fair to promote English folk music will be launched to deliver an international boost to a musical tradition which has been overshadowed by the success of its Celtic neighbours.

 

Musicians and delegates from around the world will flock to the first English Folk Expo, held in Bury, Lancashire, next month.

 

The four-day event, featuring performances and panel discussions, is designed to allow the cream of English folk music to network with booking agents and festival programmers from around the world.

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How Trombone Shorty Reunited the Meters | Rolling Stone

How Trombone Shorty Reunited the Meters | Rolling Stone | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

'My cousin told me I wouldn't be able to pull it off,' he says. 

Growing up in New Orleans, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews always wanted to be a part of the Meters, the city’s pioneering funk band. So when he reunited the collective for his new album, Say That to Say This, it was a historic moment for him and the Crescent City – but an idea that needed a lot of convincing. 

"[My cousin] told me I wouldn’t be able to pull it off because they haven’t gotten together in 30-something years," Shorty tells Rolling Stone. "I called each member, and each one had a little moment of silence when I told them what my idea was. At that moment, I was iffy about whether it was going to work out or not."

The original Meters line-up of Art and Cyril Neville, Ziggy Modeliste and George Porter Jr. hadn’t recorded in the studio together since 1977's New Directions. On Shorty's new record, they contributed to an updated version of a song off that album, "Be My Lady." Shorty's revamped version sounds similar, though it's far more succinct. 

Although this mini-Meters reunion was for another artist, they fell back into their old routine rather easily. "You never know [what will happen] when you go into a room with players after being away from recording," Meters' bassist George Porter Jr. says. "From where I was setting it was like we had never stopped doing this. After all, these guys are pros. There was no mystery what we were there to do and everyone came to give Troy what he needed and wanted and that was what happened."

 

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Ali Ryerson: Jazz Flute Big Band - JazzWax

Ali Ryerson: Jazz Flute Big Band - JazzWax | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
There have been all-saxophone bands (Bob Prince), all-trombone bands (Urbie Green) and all-trumpet bands (Pete Rugolo). Into this tradition of flooding the zone for fans who passionately love the sound of a specific instrument is flutist Ali Ryerson.
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Thelonious Monk, 1959 - a picture from the past

Thelonious Monk, 1959 - a picture from the past | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Herb Snitzer photographed the seminal jazz pianist while playing in front of an audience of ambassadors at the United Nations in New York
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John Martyn: 'Bowie's a poseur' – a classic interview from the vaults

John Martyn: 'Bowie's a poseur' – a classic interview from the vaults | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
John Martyn would have turned 65 today. To toast his memory, we offer this classic 1973 NME interview, taken from Rock's Backpages – the home of online music writing
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World Music Artist Marcus Corbett Releases Highly Anticipated Debut Album Strung Deep

World Music Artist Marcus Corbett Releases Highly Anticipated Debut Album Strung Deep | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

Much to the excitement of music enthusiasts worldwide, Folk-World music artist Marcus Corbett has released his highly anticipated debut album Strung Deep. Based between Marlborough and Oxford in the UK and Pune in India, and having gigged the length and breadth of the UK and on the western coast of India, Marcus has quietly been gaining an esteemed reputation for his esoteric, unique blend of Indian classical music and British folk. 

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Music History Monday: September 9 at the Amoeblog

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Otis Redding born, Cold Sweat peaked, Hendrix plays Cavett, and Imagine is released.

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At 60, 'Challenges Are Opportunities' For John Zorn

At 60, 'Challenges Are Opportunities' For John Zorn | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

At 60, New York City-based composer John Zorn is wiser, sure, but no less prolific, thoughtful and antagonistic than before. His oeuvre is fantastically wide, from cutthroat jazz improvisation and pummeling noise-rock to gorgeous chamber music and, believe it or not, a genuine Christmas album. The saxophonist also runs the prolific Tzadik label, which releases Zorn's many works — including his latest album,Dreamachines — and highlights a vast swath of avant-garde and experimental music.

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Anatomy Of Sample: Stanley Turrentine - Sister Sanctified

Anatomy Of  Sample: Stanley Turrentine - Sister Sanctified | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

I wore the cassette of The Cactus Al/bum out in my ride as a late teen. Still reeling from the onslaught of white boy rap by the Beastie Boys, I embraced 3rd Bass like they were my distant cousins. Serch’s high top fade and Chess King fashions appealed to me as I had yet to find myself, lost somewhere between The Bones Brigade, Surfer magazine and what I thought was South Jersey Hip Hop culture. I was obsessed with his NYC attitude and Prime Minister Pete Nice’s cane, pimp limp, and bravado, and I thought I could attain it by playing this record on repeat. Perhaps it was the dark beats, the Little Rascals samples, or the fact that 3rd Bass painted a very clear picture of the far away (but not so far away) culture of NYC that kept my curiosity peaked. Maybe it was the fact that I got a high top fade (and I mean Scoob Lover high top fade) that I thought Serch and I were kindred spirits. Side note: I am a white guy with no business or hair texture to have a high top fade. I used a lot of hair products to keep that thing up. Now the Beasties were my all time, and at the time, I had no idea of the war between the two that was going on behind the scenes at Def Jam. There is a reason why the Beasties kept going. 

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Jazz Reviews: Magic 101Frank Wess

Jazz Reviews: Magic 101Frank Wess | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

Former Count Basie Band saxophonist Frank Wess, 89 at the time of this 2011 recording, is in classic form throughout. Accompanied by pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Kenny Davis and drummer Winard Harper, he employs his tenor saxophone exclusively—no flute, no alto. He has a thick tone and articulates notes in a manner reminiscent of Ben Webster. This album is not a showcase for wringing harmonic variations out of the chord changes; it’s more about melodic improvisation and rhythm. Five of the performances are ballads, with “Blue Monk” and “Say It Isn’t So” completing the session. Wess plays Duke Ellington’s “All Too Soon” unaccompanied, and “Come Rain or Come Shine” and an original ballad titled “Pretty Lady” with Barron only. The duet performances demonstrate not only the pianist’s engaging solo abilities but also his skill at providing lively yet unobtrusive support.

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The Definitive Doc Watson

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Since his passing in May 2012, celebrated guitarist Doc Watson has been the subject of several tributes chronicling his numerous decades as a musician. One of the most recent is The Definitive Doc Watson, which has compiled thirty-four songs from Watson’s recordings for the Vanguard and Sugar Hill labels. The two-disc collection touches on everything Watson was known for – smooth vocals, bluesy touches, and of course, the guitar work that has inspired several generations of pickers from numerous genres.

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Former KC critic is finalist for National Book Award - KansasCity.com

Former KC critic is finalist for National Book Award - KansasCity.com | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Terry Teachout’s biography of Duke Ellington, coming out in October, makes the long list of 10 finalists for the prize. The longlist of 10 titles was announced today, the third of four daily categories the National Book Foundation has been releasing in a daily awareness campaign this week. Poetry and young people’s literature finalists came out earlier this week, and the fiction longlist will be announced Thursday.



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Popcast: Early Bird and 'Kansas City Lightning'

Popcast: Early Bird and 'Kansas City Lightning' | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Stanley Crouch discusses “Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker,” his book about Parker’s early life and social world. 

Since the early ’80s, the writer Stanley Crouch has been gathering information and writing a biography of the jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker; in jazz circles through the last generation, the book has become almost mythic. Suddenly it’s real: “Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker,” the first part of a projected two-volume project, describing Parker’s life and social world to the age 20, will be published next week by HarperCollins.

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New Jazz Albums You Should Hear Right Now

New Jazz Albums You Should Hear Right Now | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

Roberto Fonseca is a 38-year old Cuban born composer and pianist. He’s the son of singer Mercedes Cortes Alfaro, who has sung on his records, and the half-brother of drummer Emilio Valdes and pianist Jesus “Chuchitos” Valdes.

Along with touring with Buena Vista Social Club, Fonseca has released eight albums including this one, dropped recently by Concord Music. It’s a spectacular melding of a number of influences -- from Cuban sonority to African rhythms to traditional jazz harmonies -- that's easy to digest while still encouraging multiple listenings. The dazzling “Mi Negra Ave Maria,” which features a beautiful poetry reading by Mike Ladd, is, alone, worth the price of admission.

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100% agreement on this one. If you like jazz, this is a must-listen. If you think you don't like jazz: this may be what changes your mind.

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LISTENING, ACTUALLY

LISTENING, ACTUALLY | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

Music is so pervasive that I wonder that we ever hear any of it.  For this post, I am even ignoring the phenomenon of everyone-wearing-earbuds-all-the-time. But when we tell ourselves we are listen...I would ask JAZZ LIVES readers, whenever they can, to actually do the unfamiliar: to take a recording that they believe they know well and sit down and listen intently to it as if they had never heard it before.

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Africando: Viva Africando – review

Africando: Viva Africando – review | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

The Senegal-New York combo celebrate 20 years together with a slick, high-energy blast of big-band samba, writes Neil Spencer. The transatlantic trade in Latin music hit a hot spot with this Senegal-New York combo, who celebrate their 20th anniversary with a typically slick, high-energy blast of big-band salsa. That it was recorded in Paris rather than New York shows in its rich variety of African voices, singing in 10 assorted languages. Those who want to burn out the dance class have high-tempo options such as Doundari, but the diversions are as interesting. En Vacances has the plush ambience of a 50s ballroom, Maria M'Boko is a sweet ballad and Noche Con Santana a Cuban string excursion that embraces Black Magic Woman. Classy.

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Sigur Rós To Appear On Game Of Thrones

Sigur Rós To Appear On Game Of Thrones | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

There was a time many winters ago when the sign that a band had made it was to get an appearance on The Simpsons. But that was a long time ago, and now it seems like more and more bands are heading over to Westeros to get some respect. According to EW, Sigur Rós are following their own appearance on The Simpsons with a guest spot on the fourth season of Game Of Thrones, and we don’t just mean a song during the ending credits, though it’s safe to assume they’ll do that too. 

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Oud Awakening: Nashaz Furthers the Tradition of Blending of Jazz and Arabic Music

Oud Awakening: Nashaz Furthers the Tradition of Blending of Jazz and Arabic Music | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

A puzzling and intriguing challenge from an Egyptian cab driver in New Orleans inspires an impulse purchase of an alluring album in a used CD store. The album inspires a search for a difficult to find instrument, which in turn takes a jazz player to a radically different approach.

This unlikely turn of events ultimately led jazz guitarist Brian Prunkato switch gears, obsessively learn as much about Arabic music as he possibly can, and begin down two paths: a geographical path that would take him from New Orleans to Brooklyn, Ramallah, and beyond, and a musical path from jazz to Arabic music and back again.

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Jazz Reviews: Review: The 34th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

Jazz Reviews: Review: The 34th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Despite the city's economic woes, a free jazz festival still offers a wealth of great music

On the closing night of the 34th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival, Marcus Belgrave made an observation that went something like this: Even though the Motor City is financially bankrupt, it’s wealthy in an artistic way due to the music it continues to produce.

The city’s elected officials might have bristled at the trumpeter’s blunt choice of words, but this wasn’t merely one of his off-hand comments, delivered in a rasp that’s almost as engaging as his horn work. If visitors judged the city simply by what they saw and heard over the Labor Day weekend, the Motor City could be viewed as doing quite well.

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Mick Jones compares The Clash's career-spanning boxset to 'Breaking Bad'

Mick Jones compares The Clash's career-spanning boxset to 'Breaking Bad' | WNMC Music | Scoop.it

The band's 13-disc 'Sound System' boxset will be released later this month. The comprehensive collection of the band's music will be released later this month (September) and features remastered versions of all their studio albums. Speaking to The Telegraph about his reasons for deciding to present the punk band's back catalogue in this fashion, Jones explained that it is in keeping with the way people now tend to consume TV series in bulk. 

"It was just an opportunity to do something now," Jones said, "to represent the music. I like the idea of the ideas carrying on somehow – like Che Guevara's. It's also a restoration, because the tapes would've rotted soon. So it's just the recorded works, presented as best possible – no different from the complete series ofKojak or Breaking Bad. That's how everyone buys things these days, isn't it?"

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The Be Good Tanyas – review

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A new lineup veered uneasily between the exquisite and the pleasantly soporific, writes Robin Denselow. Vancouver-based trio the Be Good Tanyas specialise in matching delicate harmony vocals with acoustic guitars and banjo, and in reworking anything from gospel and blues to old rock classics and their own material. Their formula involves classy musicianship and a freewheeling approach to the songs, and it has brought them deserved success. It was no surprise the Chapel was packed. But on this showing, they veered uneasily between the exquisite and the pleasantly soporific.

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How we made Stand By Me

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Singer Ben E King and writer Mike Stoller recall how a song originally intended for the Drifters came alive thanks to a killer bassline
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Album Stream: Drive-By Truckers - Alabama Ass Whuppin' :: Featured Audio :: Paste

Album Stream: Drive-By Truckers - Alabama Ass Whuppin' :: Featured Audio :: Paste | WNMC Music | Scoop.it
Listen to the re-issue in its entirety before its release on Sept. 10. 

Athens, Ga. band Drive By Truckers may be in the studio at work on their 14th full-length album,but fortunately fans won’t have to wait until its 2014 release to support the Southern rock band. Their third full-length, Alabama Ass Whuppin’, is set for re-issue later this month and will be available on vinyl for the first time ever. The release will also include new artwork by Wes Freed and was newly remastered by Greg Calbi from the original master tapes.

“Every time we’d return home to Athens, we’d play a show and our friend and producer Earl Hicks would record us on his mobile recorder,” said Hood of the original recording process. “David Barbe mixed it and we called it Alabama Ass Whuppin’.”

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