DAN CRAY TRIO: 10 Questions from Chicago Jazz Magazine

  Chicago area native Dan Cray is perhaps best known as leader of the Dan Cray Trio. In an era when jazz gigs are hard to come by and musicians gravitate toward whatever opportunities come their way, the trio was a part of the Chicago jazz scene for a remarkable 10 years. Cray has spent […]

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STEVEN WILSON: Intuitive Indulgences and Pop Proclivities

  All•About•Jazz write ….. The trajectory of Steven Wilson’s career, since stepping away from his longtime band Porcupine Tree to go solo, has been nothing short of remarkable. Since interviewing him in 2012 for the release of Get All You Deserve (Kscope, 2012)—an audio and video document of his world tour in support of Grace […]

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CANNED HEAT / JOHN LEE HOOKER: Carnegie Hall 1971 (CD)

Blues rock icons Canned Heat teamed up with blues legend John Lee Hooker for the classic 1971 double album Hooker n’ Heat and embarked on a subsequent historic tour together that has been captured here in all its glory!  This vintage set shakes and boogies with tons of authentic blues rhythms including the fantastic “Back […]

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FAIRPORT CONVENTION: Acoustically Down Under (Vinyl 180g 2LP) inc. track listing

Released for the first time on 180grm Vinyl with Gatefold Sleeve Summer is here and the Fairport Convention band-wagon keeps rolling. Extensively playing across the country, ulminating in the annual bash at Cropredy with 25,000 people, their popularity continues to grow. Acoustically Down Under is from a 1996 recording in Australia when the band were at their […]

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ASK ALEX: THREE DAYS GRACE

Three Days Grace is a Canadian Rock Band formed in Ontario in 1997. Based in Toronto, the band’s original line up consisted of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier . Drummer Backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Waist . Signed to RCA records , they have released six studio albums, each at the year […]

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OSIBISA: Q&A

Q1: What does Osibisa mean? The name Osibisa was described in lyrics, album notes and interviews as meaning “criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness” but it actually comes from “osibisaba” the Fante word for highlife. Q2: What does Woyaya mean? Woyaya means “we keep going” in a Ghanaian language called Ga.

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