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Howard Glazer: Detroit Blues Maverick

It was the great McKinley Morganfield (aka Muddy Waters) who was famously quoted many years ago with, “the blues had a baby and they...

Under the Influence of Kerouac: On the Road Retrospective

On the Road by Jack Kerouac was one of the breakout novels of its time. The book still sees robust annual sales of 120,000...

Robert Lee Balderrama: “No Question, This Veteran Mysterian Hits the Jazz, Mark!”

What is “smooth jazz?” Many may have their own interpretations, but suffice to say it is a musical genre that has been recognized as...

Photography As Art

Renown photographer Tom Weschler has been invited as an associate of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame which has archived his music related...

Jazz, Blues & Alternative Views – Part 2

View Part 1 HERE Lynne Arriale Trio “The Lights Are Always On” album Challenge Records Int This is the piano maestro’s 16th album as a leader and it...

West Side Story (2021): A Necessary Remake?

West Side Story (2021): A Necessary Remake?  Remakes: a concept both loved and hated by movie-goers everywhere. They promise cozy nostalgic feelings, as well as...

The United States Vs. Billie Holiday Movie Review

I was a longtime fan of Billie Holiday before this movie came out in 2021. I love her music, she was the leading talented...

The Timeless Tony Bennett

Ladies and gentlemen, I present the timeless Tony Bennett. I had the good fortune of attending a Tony Bennett performance, an event that would become...

Jazz, Blues & Alternative Views – Part 1

View Part 2 HERE New album reviews This is the first article in a regular column on jazz, blues, and other musical topics by music critic...

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