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  • Review: The Jazz & Blues Art Box

    As any jazz archivist can attest, filming records in the smoky nightclubs with dimly lit stages, where many jazz & blues musicians performed, were sometimes all that history had as a record. Housed in a modular cabinet, are 400 hours of music, 96 exclusive interviews and 20 yearbooks. Inside...

  • Review BLO’s “The Rake’s Progress”

    On a night where Stravinsky’s music was to take the stage in Boston Lyric Opera’s new production of the his opera The Rake’s Progress at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theater, there was additional anticipation for the character of the composer himself to appear as part of the production. He was...

  • Jazz with a mission: An Interview with Danilo Pérez

    Where do gifted musicians go to become student leaders of a world community and affect positive social change? The Berklee Global Jazz Institute in Boston, founded by Grammy-award winning jazz pianist, composer, professor and educator Danilo Pérez, through a curriculum that includes world-music exploration from roots up, to arrangements...

  • Leonard Cohen – A Reflection

    Leonard Cohen – A Reflection by David Coomber In a world of light beer Leonard Cohen was a full bodied red wine, in a world of puppy love in the corner coffee bar, Cohen was Romeo and Juliet played out in the steamy heat of a Verona night he was...

  • JAZZ ‘AT HOME’ ON THE HUDSON – JAZZ IN THE VALLEY

    Please checkout my latest Post on Fresh Independence. Jazz “at home” on the Hudson Jazz in the Valley Wayras Park, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. August Summer of 2016 Imagine a weekend picnic with family and friends, with the setting of a sprawling lawn at an historic state park, with the backdrop...

  • Review of John Fogerty’s Memoir “Fortunate Son”

    “The sound of it! Like a bolt to the brain.” …. A recollection of the first time he heard a song and it stuck – at 5 years old – still clear for the songwriter on his 70th birthday. And still clear to me or any other fan is...

  • Conversation with Carl Griffin

    THE LAUNCH OF A NEW JAZZ LABEL: A CONVERSATION WITH LEGENDARY CARL GRIFFIN What’s it like to launch a new jazz recording label? A conversation with Legendary three-time Grammy award winning record producer Carl Griffin By Doug Hall In the Brave New World of digital music, streaming radio stations...