Category Archives: musicians

How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?

Wayne Shorter On Jazz: “The six years I was with Miles, we never talked about music. We never had a rehearsal. Jazz shouldn’t have any mandates. Jazz is not supposed to be something that’s required to sound like jazz. For … Continue reading

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Busking Owen Sound? Absolutely!

I’ve been corresponding with Doug Cleverley over at the Owen Sound Special events office on the topic of their plans for a late summer busking festival, and in my bid to have this folded in to make Summerfolk Weekend a … Continue reading

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Libertango

So why would you want to put what you do on YouTube and give it away for free? You might want to ask Argentinia’s Josefina Scaglione and how she got from Buenos Aries to be currently cast by Arthur Laurents … Continue reading

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The Devil & Michael Cleveland

Wrath of the Grapevine: “Our Red-Horned Bogieman presented young Michael with the ancient Fiddle of Souls, strung with the strings of pity, of hope, of love, of joy, of death. Not only was young Michael of Cleveland the only person … Continue reading

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She’s Hip

“Bobby Darin knows my friend, I’m so hip“ Blossom Dearie 1926 – 2009 — known to many of you as the voice of Hires Root Beer and the girl who skates “Figure 8” from Schoolhouse Rock!

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Girls With Guitars

Girls With Guitars — the next great manga genre for the modern world … Some may ask, “Why do the girl guitar players need a website?” I’m happy to tell you why. I’m lucky to have a long and fairly … Continue reading

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There’s Me And There’s You

The Matthew Herbert Big Band – There's Me And There's You: Matthew Herbert writes “In an age of such infinite and brilliant possibilities of technique, combined with the urgent politics of now, why have music and musicians lost the urge … Continue reading

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