Tag Archives: blues

A lesson with clapping:

Wynton Marsalis on all of American music… Go 11 minutes and 40 seconds in and enjoy Wynton’s lesson on life, the universe and everything! If clicking on “American music” doesn’t work, here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qsVApXwCqA&eurl=http://www.wyntonmarsalis.org/2008/09/22/wynton-and-geoffrey-ward-interviewed-by-google/ Advertisements

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Marcia Ball assesses her voice

Boogie-woogie piano, swamp rock, bluesy ballads and zydeco all went into the gumbo that was Marcia Ball’s tenth studio album, “Peace, Love and BBQ.” This interview took place after the release of that album. Ball’s voice was featured prominently on … Continue reading

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Susan Tedeschi: a singer at a crossroad

By Gene Myers (I interviewed Susan right after “Hope and Desire” came out. Those who thought it a misstep, might also see her newest album, “Back to the River” as course correction. But to the singer, it all made sense.) … Continue reading

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Wynton Marsalis on heading toward happiness…

Wynton Marsalis talking about his book, “Moving to Higher Ground: How can Jazz change your life:” “The blues is many things–a musical form, a distinctive sound, a universal feeling–but above all, the blues is survival music. It’s message is simple: … Continue reading

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