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Howard McGhee

Howard McGhee West Coast

By Armand Lewis Historians have dated the dawn of modern jazz in Los Angeles to December 10, 1945: The opening night of the Charlie Parker / Dizzy Gillespie Quintet at Billy Berg’s nightclub in Hollywood. While this date mark...
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Tubby Hayes

THE TEMPO RECORDINGS by Armand Lewis~ ost people think of jazz as a particularly American art form. While it certainly had its beginnings and primary development in the U.S., there were many prominent players elsewhere in the w...
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Celebrating Record Stores

A Chat with the Creators of The Record Store Book By Mike Spitz (photographer) Q: Did you know right away you wanted to use film vs. digital photos? A: Film definitely was my first choice because the theme was nostalgic, about ...
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Ty Segall Mikal Cronin Band

Break Even or Die Trying

BREAK EVEN OR DIE TRYING Or How to Run an Indie Record Label By Lance Berisis Running a record label in the 21st century is easy. Anyone with a trust fund can start his or her own imprint. In fact, I’m surprised more rich fol...
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Chicago Steppers

The popularity of artists like R. Kelly, has taken Stepping — the dance and music phenomenon born in Chicago’s dance clubs — onto the world stage.  by Peter J. Gianakopoulos Stepping music originated in the city of Chica...
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Ciaramella

Ciaramella


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The Record Parlour

Hooray for Hollywood Record Stores

DATELINE: HOLLYWOOD by Jim Kaplan ~ When did Hollywood become hipster haven? A dozen years ago I was employed by the LA Weekly, its offices at the time were on Sunset Blvd. near Highland Ave. We didn’t go out to our cars alon...
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marty-balin

Marty Balin’s Back!

The Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship founder looks back while rocking on — with his new album, The Greatest Love by Harvey Kubernik Singer and songwriter Marty Balin the founder of Jefferson Airplane, hit maker of th...
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Ray-Brown

Soular Energy: Better Than Ever!

THIS REISSUE OF A CLASSIC RECORDING IS SOMETHING TO GET JAZZED ABOUT By Michael Fremer The late Carl E. Jefferson’s Concord Records, (now owned by Concord Music Group, which owns Fantasy, Prestige, Riverside, Stax, Specialty,...
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